Welcome to Tarot Tuesday for the week of May 8th, 2018! My monthly free Tarot card readings were so popular, I decided to make them a weekly feature. If you want to be sure to catch the next one, you can follow my blog on WordPress or Bloglovin’, stalk my Facebook, Twitter, or other social media (all my links are in the widget on the left), or simply bookmark this site and set an alarm on your phone for Tuesdays at 8am EST.
For those wondering, I use my Universal Waite Smith Tarot Deck to draw the cards, but since it’s so well loved (I’ve owned it for a bazillion years), I then substitute my Radiant Deck for the photographs. And for the record, I take a new picture of the card backs every week – first, I do the cards face up, then flip them over and take a snap of the back. I add the numbers and such with Canva, and use the picture from the top of the post to create the blog graphic.
Also, while it probably doesn’t need to be said, I’m saying it anyway – this is for fun, and my messages should never be a substitute for your own good judgement and common sense. In fact, that applies to most things in life – if your gut tells you it’s not right, always listen.
Now, on to the reading! Pick the card (or cards) that you’re drawn to, then scroll down to the bottom of this post for the card reveal and my short interpretation of what to expect in the upcoming week.
As you’re scrolling through, please enjoy this incredible original song from magical musician @isaria. I actually had another song of hers (Slide) set up as the Jeopardy music for this post, but then I caught this piece Sunday night on the The Steemit Creative Curation Show with Shane and Isaria. It just resonated on so many levels for me that I knew I had to use it instead! Bonus – it’s not past post payout (hint… hint… LOL!).
Click HERE to listen
As she didn’t include the lyrics in her post, here’s a bit of backstory on how the song was written –
“Sometimes I compose music in my dreams. It’s usually a dream where I’m listening to a song and wishing that I wrote it…then I wake up and realize that I did write it lol.
I generally wake up from this type of dream at around 4 AM and have to force myself to get up to record the idea before I forget it.
Sometimes I’m too lazy to get up…or I have 5 cats sleeping on me and I can’t get up.
But, most times I actually make it out of bed.
I have a ton of these little dream music ideas recorded on my phone and sometimes I turn them into songs.
Broken is one of those songs.
I dreamed of the melody:
“Do you believe in love?”
“Do you believe in me?”
I heard those 2 lines over and over in a dream. When I woke up, it was so clear in my mind and sounded so familiar to me that I was sure it was already a song in existence.” ~ excerpt from Broken // One Of My Original Dream Songs by @isaria
Wasn’t that amazing! Okay, now it’s time for the big card reveal (and what a MAJOR reveal it is!). Your message is…
Drum roll, please and thank you
1. The Hanged Man
Let go. Sometimes when you struggle to untie a knot, the more you pull at it, the tighter it gets. You’ve been tugging at a rope (an argument, a relationship, a situation) trying to get it untangled, but it’s only making things worse. Now it’s time to surrender, at least for a little while. Decide not to decide. Let things be for now. Do as the late, great John Lennon did when he was, “just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round, I really love to watch them roll. No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go.” You might even find that when you stop pulling, the knot releases on its own.
2. The Empress
Mother of all creation. This is the ultimate mother – caring, nurturing, and pregnant with possibilities. You are about to give birth (figuratively speaking, and regardless of gender) to a marvelous creation – a piece of art, a project at work, an idea to make your life so much simpler. This may also mean that the Universe has seen your struggles, recognizes all the hard work you’ve done, and is arranging a serendipitous turn of events that will feel like a great big cosmic hug. Oh, and sometimes when I see this card, I can hear Eric Draven saying (as he quotes William Makepeace Thackeray), “Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children.”
3. The Magician
You can create it. You’re powerful. Whatever the problem or issue is that you’ve been having, you have the the tools to solve it right at your fingertips. Don’t give away your power – claim it, use it, and you will be unstoppable. And while I know it might seem like a strange comparison, whenever I get this card, it reminds me to invoke my inner Dark Willow. Not in an “bringing about the Apocalypse out of sheer grief” kind of way – more of a “channeling the magic and tapping into your inner badass.”
So, what did you think of your message? Please be sure to shout out in the comment section, and let me know what you thought. And, as is the case with all my posts, if you enjoyed it, please feel free to share. Bright blessings!
[NOTE – The graphics in this post were created via Canva, but the Tarot card pictures were taken by yours truly. Also posted on my Steemit blog – Time for another Tarot Tuesday! Here’s your reading for the week beginning May 8th, 2018!]
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