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After a great week of using the Oracle of Visions deck we now return to regular tarot fortunes. This week I am using the “Wheel of the Year Tarot”
Knight of Swords & 9 of Pentacles
“Be fast to act when a new opportunity shows up”
The 9 of Pentacles shows a man gathering fruit that he has planted. This signifies that now is the time to start harvesting that which you have been waiting on. Opportunities are open today; start seeking new avenues to prosper. There are no worries today, everything seems to be taken care of, and all is well. The Knight of Swords shows that we may need to act quickly when an opportunity shows itself to us. You may need to be more assertive and go after what you desire. Your secret weapon for success is your skill with words.
“We seek change from dissatisfaction”
Card 15 shows a woman holding a letter and rose. She represents matters of which are coming to an end or conclusion. What is this letter? Is it a good bye letter? Is she giving it or receiving it? These are questions Ciro asks of this card. To me it looks like a letter to someone who she never was able to say good bye to, the rose reminds me of flowers we leave at gravesites. She wants closure from a situation that remains open.
Card 50, shows a mermaid in a glass sphere. She enters a world of imagination and wonder. This world provides a sense of escape from reality. We seek escape from reality often when things are tough, when we are unhappy with our live and the turn of events. This card represents a desire for an alternative to the present circumstance. Ciro states that this new world may be intoxicating and make us discontent.
Together these cards speak of a desire to end something in the hopes of finding something new and ideal. You may find yourself today dissatisfied with something and because of this you want to change the situation to make it match this ideal dream you think things should be like. Nothing is truly “perfect” and the grass is always greener on the other side.
This week I am doing things a little different. Instead of Tarot Fortunes, I am doing Oracle Fortunes. I will be using the Oracle of Visions which is created by Ciro Marchetti, the creator of the tarot decks, The Gilded Tarot, The Tarot of Dreams and The Legacy of the Divine Tarot.
“Something waits to be born, make preparations for what awaits to arrive”
Card 23 shows a woman in the forest, with a tree tattoo on her back. On her arm is a nest with eggs in it. A bird sits on her hand and in the distance we wind a unicorn. This card speaks to me as our relationship and connection with nature. The tree on her back symbolizes being grounded and rooted in the earth. Ciro states in his book that she provides shelter and is symbolic of the tree.
Card 5 depicts a flying boat with birds flying over it. A woman with a flying contraption that reminds me of something De Vinci would have made is about to jump off and see if it will work. This speaks to me as a leap of faith, not knowing an outcome but taking that chance to see if it will work. This card is a positive move forward, taking a direction into the future. Ciro states the same that this is the leap of faith as with The Fool in Tarot, but Ciro says that unlike The Fool we do not need to be innocently leaping. We can educate ourselves, test and asses the dangers before we jump.
Together these cards show that today we need to ground ourselves firmly in the earth. Next then we need to take a risk. The eggs in card 23 will have to hatch one day, they represent something that will be born. Card 5 shows the steps to take before the eggs can hatch. Taking a leap of faith.
Temperance & 4 of Wands
“You need to heal your pains”
Today is ruled by Temperance. The major issue that is focused on is healing. You have become wounded is some manner, it can be psychical pain or of the spiritual/mind. Temperance says that you need to wash away the cause of this pain and start fresh. The 4 of Wands indicates that this may be related to family or your relationship. The 4 of Wands shows today that foundations are strong to move things to the next level.
The Moon & 6 of Wands
“Mystery is your best weapon to victory”
The Moon rules the day, which brings into focus your emotion and feelings. You may feel more sensitive that useful today. In this card a woman holds a baby, with a dog next to her. This may symbolize the desire to protect and guard something. The 6 of Wands indicates a large victory is to be won today. The people bowing down reflect your authority over others and the willingness of others to follow you. Together The Moon and 6 of Wands may imply devious actions may be needed for you to be victorious. On a more innocent and less dubious manner, this combo tells you it is time to get creative with how you obtain your goals. Today’s advice is to not let the cat out of the bag; mystery is your best weapon.
4 of Wands & The Lovers
“Freedom is in the air, celebrate and rejoice in love”
Happy Friday, today is ruled by The Lovers. Expect issues regarding love, romance and partnerships to in focus today. The Lovers may show that this Friday and weekend may be heating up romantically. The Lovers also represents choices and personal dilemmas. Expect to be pulled by two different desires and or needs. The 4 of Wands is reinforcing the energy of The Lovers especially with partnerships and any sort of union. Something is unifying today. The 4 of Wands shows great foundations, focus energy and efforts. The 4 of Wands signals that something is to be celebrated, a goal has been reached. Freedom seems granted to you, well it is Friday, and so we naturally become “free” from the work week. Today is a time not to worry, you should feel blessed.
Strength & The Moon
“Don’t let a fear or anxiety rule over you”
We have a lot of energy present today. Today is co-ruled by Strength & The Moon. Since we just experienced a full moon / lunar eclipse on the 15th the effects are still around. The Moon itself represents what are only half known and are of partial truths. The light of the moon is dim, we can see in the night but we can’t see perfectly clear, our imaginations may take over and play with our minds. Expect today to be filled with mystery and a certain amount of uncertainty. You may be faced with personal fears or a worry. On the good side The Moon brings out or creative sides, use your imagination in productive ways rather than a force against you. Strength shows that we need to stand our ground, don’t let a fear, the unknown and mysterious take you over. Strength says that you should turn the energy of The Moon into a force of fortitude. Like I previously said, use your imagination in your favor. Listen to your intuition, go with your guts
King of Swords & The Hanged Man
“You may feel persecuted by those who are in power”
Today we revisit the fortune from Monday. The King of Swords once again appears alongside The Hanged Man. On Monday we had the 8 of Cups, which told us it was time to leave and to seek what we are missing. For those who have decided to make this move and search for the missing puzzle piece you are now going to experience a wave of Hanged Man energy. Sacrifice is the first thing that comes to my mind, so you decided to seek that which you are missing, in order to do this you will need to sacrifice something. There is a strong spiritual lesson in all this which will lead to personal growth. The Hanged Man is also a signal to let go and go with the flow of events. Surrender and see what happens. The Hanged Man tells me that there is going to be a period of waiting. The King of Swords shows that while waiting you will be in a state of analytic thinking, focusing on what you have decided over the last two days.
On the dark side to all of this, looking at these cards from an external/environmental aspect The King of Swords cautions us not to get on the wrong side of judgment from those in power, you may be made an example of or persecuted for something you did not do as represented by The Hanged Man.
9 of Chalices & 4 of Swords
“Congratulations, you got what you wanted, rest now, more is to come.”
The 9 of Chalices shows today will be a day of great satisfaction and getting that which we have been wishing for. It is a card of great achievement which makes us feel very happy today. The children in this card eat and play, which represents a release of worries and our need to make sure our inner child is taken care of. The 4 of Swords shows that even with all these good feelings and happiness we need to should take time to prepare for what is to come next. Rest and heal because more is in store and you will need to be ready.
“Seek the missing piece of happiness today”
The Eight of Chalices shows us a man walking away from a community celebration in the background. The man leaves behind a certain amount of comfort and happiness in search for a higher level of satisfaction. The gap in the stacking of the cups suggests that something is missing, the structure is not complete. Today we embark on a search for that which we are missing. The eight of Chalices also suggests a need to withdraw from the world for a bit, so we may reflect and think. The King of Swords shows that this withdrawal requires a lot of analysis while we do our reflecting. The King of Swords is a figure of authority and a strong symbol for power. We may need to set ourselves apart from others in order to stand out as a figure of authority and power.