Welcome to Tarot Tuesday for the week of February 13th, 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.
Okay, you’ve picked your card, right?
Instead of my usual text to scroll past, here’s something a bit different. I’ve tried it on my Steemit posts for the past couple of weeks, and I’ve gotten a good response…
Please enjoy this musical interlude whilst you scroll to the bottom of the page. Given my recent health issues, along with a myriad of other reasons, I thought “Just A Ride” by Jem would be a good reminder that, “It may feel so real inside/But don’t forget it’s just a ride.” Oh, and I must mention, this song was first put on my radar by the gorgeously talented Jane Alexander (what, you haven’t read one of her books? Holy cannoli, Batman – run, don’t walk to Amazon and check them out!)
Apologies in advance if I hit a wrong note or three…
Life, it’s ever so strange
It’s so full of change
Think that you’ve worked it out
Right out of the blue
Something happens to you
To throw you off course
And then you
Yeah you breakdown
Well don’t you breakdown
Listen to me
It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It’ll take you round and round
Sometimes you’re up
Sometimes you’re down
It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
Don’t be scared
Don’t hide your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don’t forget it’s just a ride
Alrighty, here’s the big reveal! Your card is…
1. Seven of Wands
Never give up, never surrender. You’ve been fighting the good fight, and thought you were almost there. Now, all of a sudden, you feel like you’re being attacked on all sides. Don’t despair – keep on keeping on, and you will soon find victory at hand. Try to bear in mind that people are probably giving you such a hard time because they want what you have (financially or creatively). Jealousy tends to bring out the worst in people. Oh, and yes – “Never give up, never surrender” is a quote from, “Galaxy Quest.” *grin*
2. The Chariot
Find your middle ground. As Mr Miyagi said, “Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?” Think of the two horses in the card as being negative and positive emotions – if you focus solely on urging one ahead to win the race, you’ll soon be off-balance and your carriage will overturn. Keep a tight and balanced hold on your reins, harness your power, and gallop ahead to victory.
3. Five of Swords
Be gracious in defeat. Winning isn’t everything. When trying to win at all costs, the price could be your relationships. Sometimes it’s better to swallow your pride and say, “You win” or “You’re right” or “I’m sorry” even if the words get stuck in your throat. Try to lose with dignity, or win with compassion. And sometimes the best choice is to walk away from the fight – remember to choose your battles carefully. In the wise words of Albus Dumbledore – “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
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!
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