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Tarot For December 2022

The Eight Of Rods

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The Recent Past

"There is nothing permanent except change” ~Heraclitus

Lately, the world seems to have been immersed in a prolonged period of rapidly shifting events- life has come at us fast. Everything is moving quickly, and each day seems to have thrown ever more dramatic events at us or made us fearful of even more changes to come. The  Eight of Wands card here acknowledges these  fast-moving energies but instead of warning us, it  encourages  us to actually embrace change and go with the flow. Don’t resist it. Trying to slow things down because you’re not ready or are fearful about the unknown will just waste your precious energy.


Resisting change, trying to stop the flow of energy and movement will only make things harder. So let go~and flow! This card is here to remind you that your soul is not meant to be fearful and passive on this Earth but to be joyful and proactive. We can't change the past, we can't always control the present, but we can control our reactions to them. It's vital that in a such a sea of overwhelming events and news that we don't get swept away ~but learn to surf the waves of fear.

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The Two Of Swords

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The Present

"Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it"

~Mahatma Gandhi

Following on from the Eight of Wands card and it's message about individually embracing change, our Two of Swords card is a slightly sobering reminder that life’s bigger questions or wider world problems rarely have easy answers. The Two of Swords can often represent stalemate and in a global scenario, December may bring further military conflict and a state of impasse in the political and domestic affairs of many nations. What kind of events can we expect?  Physical protests and possibly violent demonstrations, wildcat strikes and some harsh verbal and written exchanges between politicians and powerful figures will take place in very public situations. In the run up to Christmas and the festive season we may experience all of these things worldwide.


Just as there will be those in our wider world who will try very hard to be the peacemakers, so many of us may also attempt to bring conflict to an end in our personal lives. By all means use this season of goodwill to bring warring family or friends together and to create harmony but  be careful you don't become the one stuck in the middle of other's battles. If you can foster 'peace with honour' then do so - if not, then a rapid retreat and some serious self-care is the best strategy!


The Five Of Cauldrons

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Underlying Energies

"If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Our Five of Cups card here can symbolise at best disappointment, and at worst terrible grief. Amidst the celebrations and sparkle this is often a season when we're forced to accept things which have developed differently from what we may have wanted. In this reading, our card comes to us more as a gentle reminder rather than a prediction. There has been so much loss and sadness in the last three years. Many of us may still be going through periods of mourning and there is possibly still much to grieve over.  Whilst we have to acknowledge sadness and take time to heal, this card warns us against dwelling too much in the past or allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed by feelings of loss. 


The cups here in the image are important- it's not the fallen, empty cups in front upon which we need to focus, but the one that is still upright-and possibly still full-that's being held up, right behind the sad figure. There's so often more left to us than what we can immediately see. Our card is telling us that no matter how sad we may feel or how bleak the world may look, there are so many things we can salvage about our situations, We still have so much ~if we just allow ourselves to look up and see...

The Star

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Direction Of Travel

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” ~Emily Dickinson

Here is our Star card to bring with it hope, faith- and a blessing. In an emotional sense, the energy represented by this card reflects that we are more than ready to embrace a happier, calmer and more positive state of being. The card reflects what happens to us when we've passed through a great life challenge or rite of passage. While it was happening, we may not have realised just how strong we truly were, but now we can look back and see. Now we can celebrate and appreciate.


This is reflected in the wider world by news of such things as peace talks or treaties in areas of war and political strife. We will see the emergence of movements that will win back freedom and human rights for those who live in regimes without them. Some nations will have no choice but to change their ways. Those who would seek to silence the voices of freedom and hope will have to concede defeat. 'There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"



Tarot For November 2022

The Wheel Of Fortune

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The Recent Past

The Wheel of Fortune card appears here to remind us that life moves in a circle, not a straight line. Energies and events can shift rapidly and so things can depart just as quickly as they arrive. All of us will feel the turn of The Wheel at some point and while it's cycle will bring challenges or lessons, we should remember that even if things don't seem right for us in this moment, if we can sit tight and hang on things will inevitably change


This month do be aware of the 'Fear Factor' and of those who seem to have an interest in promoting it or spreading it. We know that we'll hear yet more news of economic instability or armed conflict. However, there may also be other factors- such as weather events like floods or earth tremors. We may also see a wider spread of civil unrest as well as individual acts of physical protest. These are difficult times, but this card is a reminder that there have always been cycles of hardship or upheaval-but the wheel of time continually turns, and better times will come again.

The Tower

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The Present

The recent past has thrown us more than a few shocks. Many of us were relaxing into what seemed an atmosphere of more security or stability. However, the energy represented here by The Tower has hit us in the form of unexpected events. The fall of a government, the death of a world leader, unexpected world financial events- all of these have hit us like lightning bolts.


These things bring into sharp focus just how fragile life can be or how so many things we currently take for granted are not really built on secure foundations. At its most powerful, the energy can reveal to us how we've been living our lives making false assumptions, even believing mistruths. It can be very frightening and uncomfortable when our deepest beliefs or our way of life are challenged. Where many of us seem be now is coming to terms with change and making both individual and familial plans to sustain ourselves through harder times and to build up our resilience.

The Magician

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Underlying Energies

The Magician is a powerful figure but chooses to exercise this power in hidden ways. Despite what may be happening on the surface in our world we need to be watchful for manipulation, and trickery that lie beneath. In the previous card, I wrote of the 'fear factor' and those who may wish to spread it. When this card appears, recognise the opportunity to spot the 'magicians behind the curtain' who may use fear to manipulate our world. Try to remain conscious of possible hidden figures or agendas that may be behind the news headlines or world events.


There is another aspect to the Magician card, which is that of embracing our own personal magic. This card is a clear signal that it's time to be bolder and to break the spell of mental conditioning. We can set ourselves free from internal thoughts and beliefs that limit us, but this month there's a growing will and desire to outwit and out-think the external influences that would much prefer to keep us mired in confusion.

Judgement

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Direction Of Travel

The Judgement card can often appear when the Universe is trying to send us a message about matters that are bigger than our everyday lives- but we're just not listening. This is one of those times. This is a call from a higher power. Cease believing that you have no control over your own shadow side or of the negative behaviour of others. This is a card that tells us to it's time to truly see ourselves and to make changes.

When Judgment shines it's light down upon us, the shadows are dispelled, the truth has to emerge. 


This is the card of the truth shower, the whistle blower, the judge. Out in the world we can expect November to end in revelations. Organisations which have acted in bad faith-or worse-will be held up for judgement. Even governments and authority figures will not be immune from scrutiny. It's not quite the end of secrecy and manipulation in our world - not yet. However, it's the start of an era in which people wake up to their higher natures and are ready to demand truth- however uncomfortable a process that may be.

Tarot For September 2022


The Hanged Man

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The Recent Past

“Nothing happens until something moves.”  ~Albert Einstein


I've always loved the energy of this card. This classic tarot image of The Hanged Man is a figure suspended upside down from a T-shaped cross. His view of our world has a different perspective. Colours are important here- the red represents human emotions and physicality; the blue represents our inner knowledge and our innate connection to higher energies. What we really should bear in mind and consider here is that he may have chosen this place. The Hanged Man reflects those moments in life when we can choose our surrender, to be suspended in time and remove ourselves from the fray until things change or our moment of participation arrives. This is where we have all been in so many ways- a world waiting for things to resume or to radically change.


For most of Summer, many may have chosen to pause and embrace the opportunity to pause and reassess. Others may have been forced to stop and re-evaluate. Often, the Universe will put things on hold until we either pay attention or change direction. What's about to happen is that after a hiatus many people and nations are beyond ready to release old systems, beliefs and behaviours that no longer serve them. We've been passive for far too long -even outright misled. Following a prolonged period of inaction or reflection will come a whirlwind of activity- where changes are both rapid and far reaching.


The Seven Of Wands

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Current Underlying Energy

"Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it" 

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Our Seven of Wands card exhorts and encourages us to make a stand for our beliefs. It's now time to strongly mark out our boundaries for all to see. This coming month is a time when we'll have to fight our corner and hold our nerve. This energy is as true for World leaders as for ordinary individuals. Others  will either persist in challenging your point of view or in  trying  to take you down, so September's task for many is to dig in and defend your position. Great courage, strength and determination will be needed- but the really good news is that the fight for a safer, saner world can be won...


For the  unprepared, any  opposition may catch you by surprise, so the Seven of Wands card tries to motivate  and encourage us to identify and assess potential threats before moving ahead with plans. Coupled with the start of Mercury Retrograde on September 10th it's vital to have a ‘worst-case scenario’ back up strategy to hand. However, for those who reach September with a clear 'battle plan''  not only will you achieve your goals but  receive  praise and recognition for your efforts. For those prepared to take a firm position, there will be great  support from those who are inspired by your courage. As important  as this is for us as individuals, this will be even more apparent on the political world stage. The time for vacillation and equivocation has ended. Colours will now be firmly nailed to masts and engagement will commence ...


The Page Of Swords

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The Present

"There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction"~ John F. Kennedy


This month, we should see much public unveiling of new ideas by high profile organisations and people. There'll be an unrolling of their vision and plans for the future.  For individuals, our Page of Swords card tends to appear when we're exploring new ways of thinking. This is a month where we'll be inexorably drawn to ask lots of questions and to gather information. For most of us this will probably represent an exploratory phase rather than one of outright mastery- but it's vital that we gather enough knowledge before  we confidently bring about radical changes.


The appearance of this card heralds the end of the period of stasis that was represented by the Hanged Man. So what kind of real word events can we expect?  In tarot, swords represent truth so we can expect some uncomfortable revelations about misleading or even blatantly untrue utterances by political policies and figures. There will also be individuals or movements that are prepared to take highly visible public action, These will actually represent and galvanise a previously silent majority. Public protests could become a widespread activity in many countries. Our previous Seven of Wands card spoke of those with the courage to fight for their beliefs- this card represents the more intellectual form of that energy and struggle. This is the kind of energy that will lead us to great, important changes in political policies and to the laws of nations.



The Hierophant

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The Direction Of Travel 

“It is the responsibility of leadership to work intelligently with what is given and not waste time fantasizing about a world of flawless people and perfect choices.” ~Marcus Aurelius

As September ends, more serious and embedded energies emerge. As has been said previously in many of my readings, we're reaching the end of an incredibly intense and challenging seven-year cycle. We have lived through tumultuous times, where our sense of safety has been eroded and it has sometimes felt as if reality itself had been altered! Most people want-above all else- to feel safe. Socially and politically, there'll be much more support given to orthodox or conventional movements that offer us the restoration of this sense of safety. 


The Hierophant both  embodies and represents  this desire for guidance and wisdom. In times of  crisis, the Hierophant will act to calm the fears of the masses and offer sage, practical leadership. The symbols of the Hierophant - the staff, throne, the hand raised in blessing- link to religion, but don't  necessarily symbolise a return to religious conformity The card does mirror many people's profound desire for a much more ethical and moral guidance. We'll see the rise to power of new  powerful leaders with 'firm but fair' political  philosophies. If I were to sum up the energy of this card as representing the direction of travel, I'd say it has huge potential to create calm out of chaos, but also to show compassion and care. We have known struggle and fear, but it seems we're at last moving toward a time of more common sense and stability.


Tarot For August 2022

The Tower

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The Recent Past

"Because civilizations are finite, in the life of each of them 

there comes a moment when the centre ceases to hold.,,"

- Joseph Brodsky

I t's been a torrid two months! As represented by The Tower card, both June and July have given out sudden and shocking bursts of energy and events. This kind of energy seems to have been all too prevalent in the last few years. In many of my conversations with other intuitive people, the collective feeling and consensus seems to be that we've been locked in a very intense seven-year energetic cycle, but that cycle is now a year away from its final conclusion. We may already be seeing the effects of that. Like the last, dying embers of a fire ball or the aftershocks that gradually decrease in strength after an earthquake. Things are calming down. Nevertheless, some huge structural damage will still need to be addressed and repaired in the aftermath. 


We should also be aware that as well as collapse, The Tower card can bring us the message of sudden awakening or revelation. It's like the moment a lightning bolt illuminates a dark landscape. That flash of light is like the mental insight that cuts through the beliefs and opinions we may have held ourselves or been convinced of by others! Maybe society is in the moment of frozen disbelief that happens just after something comes crashing down. However, hard on it's heels comes the reckoning-when reality kicks in. So many people will reach or are reaching a point of realisation. That they've been building on unstable foundations, have made false assumptions, seen only illusion or even believed downright lies.... 

The Seven Of Swords

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The Background Energy

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of  people who don't do anything about it."

-Albert Einstein

When we have periods of uncertainty or instability it allows space to those who would capitalise on crises or harness people's fear and anger to their own advantage. We could compare this to living in a house and being so distracted by the noise or chaos at the front door that we can't see who or what is breaking in at the back window. The image on this particular card is an interesting representation of this kind of situation. This is as true of our individual lives as it is of entire nations or even the whole world. The  Seven of Swords here represents a period of time that we've all lived through, in which those who practice deception, trickery and manipulation  have held sway. This card also represents individuals or organisations who have tried to embed themselves into society, whilst concealing their true motivations. They may have not only been  getting away with their  actions-  but persuaded  a great many people to espouse or promote them, while the true agenda is hidden away.


The new moon in Leo brought with it a huge surge of energy, though, and this month we've arrived at a point where the curtains are being pulled back -and light gets in. We can expect damning revelations about large organisations and institutions and the way they are run. There be may even be public enquires or commissions that examine things which happened 'behind the scenes. This extends out to individual figures too. |Facts that emerge about some of those in power or public life may shock even the most exhausted and distracted populace. Alarms have sounded- we're ready to hear them and take action.   



The Ace Of Swords

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The Present 

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth

Buddha

The Ace of Swords represents truth and power; Right now and for the rest of August, the sharpness of it's blade will be felt across the world. The message is clear- the holder of the sword wields power. When this power comes allied with responsibility and concern for the good of others, then great things can be achieved. Expect to see this kind of combination emerging in the corridors of power as there is a sense in which a wiser, more mature approach has taken root. This month will see some shifts in power in several world locations. Some nations will welcome strong, dynamic new leaders, others will have to reckon with systems that aren't working or are unjust- and we may witness upheaval as they're dealt with or removed from power. This Ace of Swords energy will also encourage a worldwide desire for and pursuit of truth, we'll see many instances of people standing up for rights - both their own and the rights of others. This card brings a sharp focus to matters we feel fired up about or we're prepared to fight for... 


The card indicates new beginnings. Sometimes these new beginnings have to come after times of chaos or destruction. As challenging as it is to have to start again, sometimes we need to have a clean, clear surface on which to set out our plans. Individually, this month is great for those who have more rational minds and the ability to discriminate. Swords cut through things. They pierce illusions. They cut between fantasy and reality. They bring truth.  At this time, we're ready to lift ours up high, both individually and for the greater good...

Justice

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The Direction Of Travel

"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; 

separated from law and justice he is the worst" 

-Aristotle

Here comes our Justice card to emphasise August's message of truth, fairness - and the rule of law. As we leave this month and prepare to enter September, many will already have been   called to account for their actions. T he Justice tarot card is about the concept of truth and fairness There's movement toward judgement and restorative justice this month. The truth isn't found in opinion or assertion -but must be based on facts. Again, expect to see public enquiries where people's interpretations of facts will be held up to wiser scrutiny. Our Justice card suggests that laws may be changed or newly drawn up as a result. The card's connection to law and legality also presages changes to legal systems and we may see huge shake ups and subsequent reform of law enforcement agencies or even police forces.


I ndividually you're being asked to stand up against things in your life that are unfair or throwing you off balance. As has been written earlier, the Justice card's about the search for truth-and you may need to clarify or define  your  truth. Prepare to dive into some dark waters to explore what truth means to you. You might have to challenge yourself and even totally re-examine your belief system. Be assured though, that we're all likely to feel safer and more secure as this month concludes and the year moves on, There's  a huge   sense   that the chaos may finally be coming to an end and- to use a colloquialism-that the grown= ups are now back in the room.. .

Tarot For May 2022


The Seven Of Rods

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The Present Time

“The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred and alike necessary to nations and to individuals"

~ J ames Monroe

It's interesting in the light of what I've written above about being careful with communication during Mercury retrograde that this card should be the first drawn. The Seven of Wands appears when we need to hold a firm position or stick to our guns about points of view. We may feel a strong wish to voice our opinions in a very public way. It's only right in any free society that we're able to do this. However, in May's slightly skewed climate there may be a lot of conflict around the issue of being able to express truth and opinion. So, this month, we have to be extra careful not to misspeak and be prepared to support any views that we hold or arguments that we have. Back yourself and continue to stand firm in your convictions- but have your evidence and receipts at the ready!


In keeping with all of the Mercury Retrograde advice above, the Seven of Wands encourages us to identify potential threats before moving ahead with plans. Prepare a ‘worst-case scenario’ strategy. Reflecting the card's image is also the need this month to mark out- and reinforce-clear boundaries around what we find acceptable and what we don't. This is not a month where we'll allow others to take advantage or mess with us! May is a time for us personally and in wider society to battle for what we believe in and to confront those who may oppose or threaten us- but we need to do so with a full armoury of facts, figures and finances.


Temptation

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Underlying Influences

“On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time" ~ George Orwell


I've worked with the Tarot Of The Old Path this month but in other decks this fifteenth card of the Major Arcana is called 'The Devil'. Just like in other decks, this  card represents our shadow selves-the dark side of all our natures. It also represents the external factors that can so often hold us back from being our best and brightest selves. This interpretation of the card has a more 'understanding' energy-one that addresses  that duality within all of us. and our tendencies to be tempted by outside influences. Humans can be both angel and devil from one moment to the next! 


The card reflects understanding of human frailty, but it also carries a warning- don't lull or fool yourself into  believing  you have no control over your shadow self or negative side. This is a card that empowers us to see. When we truly see what's in and around us we can break negative cycles. overcome addictions, leave abusive situations -and take back control of our lives. When this card appears it as an opportunity to really  see those negative influences and be very conscious of them. This month, it's time to take action and free us from their hold. Many of us will break free from internal tendencies that limit us, but there will also be a mass movement to also break free from those external forces that would prefer to keep us mired in negativity and fear...


The Guide

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Emerging Energies

“Remember to preserve a calm soul amid difficulties.”

~ Horace


As we move further into May, the physical temperature is rising but the prevailing and combustible worldwide emotional temperature will start to cool down. As Churchill said “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” . We will start to see a return of  balance, patience and moderation into both individual lives and public life. This card-also known as 'Temperance 'in other tarot decks-sits in contrast to the Temptation card above but reinforces it's message that individuals and societies can arrive at a place of equilibrium, A place where we can overcome baser instincts and fear. 


In many conversations we may have had or in comments we may read or hear, an oft repeated refrain seems to be 'the world's gone crazy'. Indeed, it might seem like we've lived-and are still living-through a period of chaos and what could be viewed as a type of collective madness. The message of this card is that while we are actually progressing toward a more sane and stable time for our world, we're not quite there yet, However, we can help accelerate the process. Exercising patience and exuding calm in our dealings with others is not weakness-it's an effective and powerful way of not being drawn into base energy conflicts or engaging with extremes. Even the most irreconcilable opposites can be reconciled, or darkness defeated if enough of us on this planet aspire to a good life.


The Sun

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Direction Of Travel

"Better times perhaps await us who are now wretched"

~ Virgil

We have  all been through a difficult time, but The Sun card brings us the message that things can and  will get better, even through the challenges of the last few years one of the upsides is that so many people discovered who they truly were, what they believed and what they would stand for. The energy of this card is akin to the light that breaks through the clouds after a bad storm or the sound of birdsong in the air, even after a fierce battle.  The Sun also represents a light that shines on deceit to reveal the truth. In this time, we can expect the start of a period of unravelling for some ideologies that have held sway or revelations about those who have sought to control or oppress others. Ironically, this light may first of all break through from the actual physical sources and platforms that have been used to facilitate widespread fear and division.


The Sun connects us to our true power –not cold, fear-driven power, but the warm inner energy that actually radiates through all of us and wants to connect us. A huge grass roots movement has actually begun-in the everyday lives of  actual people, rather than in media portrayals of them. This movement is one that wants to create stability, forge connection and embrace joy. May brings us those first rays of light that herald the coming success of this. A bright dawn follows even the darkest of nights...

Tarot For April 2022


The Wheel Of Fortune

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The Present Time

"There is nothing permanent except change" ~ Heraclitus


When I turned over this card as the first message in my April reading, I admit that I had a wry smile- even in these grim times. For me, there is no card more illustrative of our current world situation than the Wheel Of Fortune card here. So many people in these days wake up wondering what dramatic or calamitous thing may happen next. Living with unpredictable conditions is unnerving and exhausting and when factors outside our control seem to permeate everyday life it can feel impossible to move forward or even look forward.


Now that we've dealt with the more negative feelings that this card and this month may give us, here's the more positive side! The appearance of the Wheel of Fortune card often comes at a critical turning point. What that means is that we can expect opportunities we couldn't otherwise have imagined manifesting for us or we're given chances to make great changes. So many are going through the most difficult of times, but this card is a reminder that the wheel is always turning, and life is in a state of constant change. Better luck and better times will make their return soon. We simply  can't always exist 'on the edge'. Life will inevitably return to a more stable state. Stay optimistic. Cherish your good times, treasure the people you love and have faith that the world will turn yet again toward better times...


The High Priestess

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Underlying Influences

" Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson


The High Priestess is the card of spirituality and wisdom. When she appears we're urged to listen more closely to our inner voice and trust our intuition. Whilst our previous Wheel of Fortune card speaks of rapid changes and unnerving movement our Priestess represents the still, quiet centre in all of us where true wisdom lives. In the esoteric sense she is the guardian of the veil of awareness, helping us to connect to a deeper understanding of the Universe. In the more practical and prosaic sense, she wants to remind us   that the world isn't always as it seems or is made to seem to us. Many of us may now begin to experience a more heightened awareness which may help us all to uncover previously hidden information,  It's time to expand our knowledge of what this world is about- and thus gain wisdom.


Our Priestess also governs learning and April sees events where a great amount or release of information will be made available-for those who seek it. We can choose to access this or not, of course. Just as there are always those happier with 'what I don't know can't hurt me' as their   philosophy, so   there are also those who are far more comfortable with   'knowledge is power' as their mantra. It's actually what we  do  with any revealed  knowledge  that's going to be important in this month. I'll add one more quote to the one already placed above this card reading- as nothing illustrates my last point better: " Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”...


Strength

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Emerging Energies

"Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance" ~ Virgil


Our Strength card speaks to us about the human spirit and our ability to overcome trials and obstacles. When the Strength card appears, we're reminded if we've lost our strength or resilience, we'll get it back once again. It's also a card which is trying to encourage us to realise or to remind us of our own power. It's very easy to feel dis empowered when you're being constantly blindsided. An onslaught of fearful events and negative news will do that. When we're faced with fear or the focus is on opposing forces, it can actually be easier-and more primal-to lash out than to reach across. This card urges us to resist the latter and embrace the former .


Strength can also be embodied by those who have the willpower to turn away from narratives of fear or choose not to focus on violence. No-one's suggesting we ignore the plight of our fellow humans. Just the opposite, in fact as this is also the card of the diplomat, the card that uses calm words and actions instead of harsh anger -and thus promotes unity. The personal message to all of us here is this is a time when we need to be conscious of the more basic side of our nature-and reconnect with the grace and balance that lies within us all. Be proactive this month in doing so. Detach from sources of fear as far as you can, practice mindful activities. Start and end each day by thinking of at least one thing or person in life that brings you gladness. The more energy that we put into cultivating inner  strength, there's more chance that our  outer world will change...


Judgement

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Direction Of Travel

"In a living society every day is a day of judgment; and its' recognition as such is not the end of all things but the beginning of a real civilization."

~George Bernard Shaw

Our world has constantly been going  through  huge disruptive events which could be seen as karmic destiny. As I write, we still are. Some may say that we're reaching a point where we're finally learning the karmic lessons of our collective past and now understand that we could actually  choose a more enlightened path.  The Judgement card reflects those who want to rise up and embrace a higher level of consciousness. Right now, many are actually experiencing their spiritual awakenings. Many realise that we're destined for better things. This may not be what we're given as the daily ' headline  news' -but it is actually happening out there in the world...


The Judgement card is so often drawn in Tarot readings when we're close to reaching significant stages on our life journeys. On a personal level, for those who read this, it indicates that you may be at a crossroads and will need to make some life changing decision. These kinds of decisions require a blend of intuition and intellect-not just plain logic. The card mirrors this time- when you've reviewed your experiences and finally learned from them. If individuals can learn lessons and move forward with increased self-awareness, we hope too that an entire world can do the same and allow healing to take place. We can move forward. This is a fascinating and reassuring card on which to conclude this reading and to keep that hope alive within us all....

Tarot For March 2022


The Tower

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The Present Time

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”

~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A s we start March, it may seem to us that the world is embroiled yet again in chaos and destruction. It was no surprise to me, therefore, that I drew this card first of all. The Tower is the card of upheaval- life changing and unavoidable. It can be terrifying. Some have compared this card's energy to a bomb exploding into our lives, Tragically, as I write, the comparison is a terrible reality in the lives of our fellow human beings.


As difficult as it may be to believe, there is actually a positive aspect to this card and its presence in any reading. The destruction shown in The Tower card is a double-edged sword in that it also clears a space- one that we can rebuild on or renew. This applies as much to things like beliefs, political regimes, philosophies and power structures as to physical reality. Revolution is in the air! When we as individuals or nations go through experiences like this. The Tower card also tells us that though profoundly changed, we will survive - and what will then follow is a period of renewal and re-creation.


The Moon

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Underlying Influences

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

~ George Orwell


When The Moon card appears, we are often immersed in a time of unreality or illusion. There’s a sense that something is not quite right, nothing is truly what it seems and not everything is out in the open. The Moon tarot card can represent underhand behaviour and it advises us to always 'read between the lines'. This advice applies literally to what we may read in the press and media during this period. Try to look beyond what's being presented to you and be aware that emotions can be powerfully manipulated. 


There may even be situations where we are asked to believe or even to affirm  things that are obviously untrue. In these cases, the Moon card advises us to actually adopt the kind of stealth tactic it warns against! Make your responses vague or non- committal rather than be drawn into any conflicts that may be intended to entrap or confuse you. We can resist those who wish to control what we perceive or believe, but this month a better approach will be to act more as a witness or observer and-for now-a quiet guardian of truth and reality. The time for speaking out may not be yet but it is  close at hand,,,


Temperance

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Emerging Energies

" We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves." 

~The Dalai Lama

T he appearance of the Temperance card in this position is especially welcome. Further into March our Temperance card indicates we'll reach common ground, Expect the emergence of circumstances and negotiations in which everyone feels they're getting what they want. The energy of compromise will begin to tentatively take hold. Expect to see some truly diverse-and very unexpected- people working together to try to foster harmony and cooperation. There will be some collective and impressive efforts to broker or leverage peace in our world.


Even as you read this you may feel that our world is teetering into chaos, but this card asks you to nurture and focus on inner calm, Even if things feel frightening right now, remember that we can't control all of the events in the outer world but we can control our response to them. There's an echo  of the previous message-as in our Moon card-about adopting strategic silence. Avoid getting embroiled in public argument or controversy. Consciously managing reactions and emotions is the key to tranquillity, even in these most stressful of times.


The Six Of Swords

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Direction Of Travel

"He conquers who endures."

~Aulus Persius Flaccus