Before I get going with my reading for the week of July 31st 2018 (so essentially the first week of August), I wanted to shout out that there’s a wicked awesomesauce community on Steemit called @steemittarot. If you want to learn more, be sure to check out the intro post at the link below.
You might also be interested in checking out the feed over at @steemittarot or the hash tag #tarottuesday for some awesome Tarot posts from amazing Steemians. There’s a weekly wrap-up post each Wednesday (although some weeks it’s more like Thursday…lol!) too, so you can find all the Tarot Tuesday offerings in one place.
Speaking of offerings, now it’s time for mine!
Welcome to Tarot Tuesday!
For those who are curious, here’s a short explanation of how I put this reading together each week –
I use my very old & extremely well-loved Universal Waite Smith Tarot Deck to draw the cards. Then, because the cards are definitely not ready for their closeup, I photograph the cards using my stand-in Radiant Deck. Oh, and yes – it’s a new picture of the back of the cards every week.
Now here’s how the reading goes – pick a card that you’re drawn to, then scroll down a bit for the card reveal and my short interpretation of what to expect in the upcoming week. However, if more than one strikes your fancy, pick two! In fact, I’ve had some people tell me they pick all three cards each week, and use this as a mini past/present/future reading! I suggest you go where the vibe takes you! 😊
Did you pick cards (or cards)? Then it’s time to scroll to the bottom for your big reveal!
To make sure you don’t see the reveal before you picked your card, I’m using one of the bazillion infographics I’ve created over the years. I actually meant to share this one for last week’s Tarot Tuesday, since it was just about the beginning of Leo season, but I spaced it. Today, I remembered!
Roar! Okay, so now it’s finally time for the big card reveal. Your message for this week is…
Drum roll, please & thank you…
1. Two of Swords
Should I stay or should I go? You totally relate to Mick Jones when he says, “this indecision’s bugging me.” You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place and you can’t move until you can see what the problem is. You’ve been trying to ignore it, hoping it will go away, but that’s not the solution. Once you put down your swords, and remove your blindfold you’ll have a better idea of the answer. And judging by that crescent moon hanging in the sky on the card, you might find a new beginning as a result.
Work towards unity. Sometimes it feels like you’re trying to blend oil and water together, and no matter how hard you stir, they stay separated. Don’t give up hope. With careful and thoughtful actions, you can finally bring together those things that are trying to push away. Keep in mind, like my favorite Tarot website says, “a bow and arrow are useless apart, but together a formidable weapon.”
3. The Hierophant
The Mystic. When you’re in the middle of a crisis, and you feel like you’re all alone, this card is a reminder that all of your ancestors, your community, your family (blood or chosen) are still there with you, even if you can’t see or feel them. I like to think of this as the Mr. Miyagi card – someone who steps in and teaches you the knowledge you need to stop the bullies. Sometimes though, this card shows up for me when I get a little too wrapped up in the “right” and traditional way of doing something. It means I need to remember to honor the spirit of the ritual, and not sweat the details.
Extra Tarot tidbit: Just like last week, I’ve drawn the same two cards as in a past Tarot Tuesday (this time, in a post from April 17th, 2018). Unlike last week though, the two cards (Temperance and The Hierophant) switched places. But still, having two of the same cards in two separate three card readings is pretty cool – I’m not sure if that’s something of significance to someone, but I figured I’d say something anyway.
I hope your message resonated for you. You’re always welcome to shout out in the comment section and share your thoughts. Speaking of sharing, if you enjoyed this, please feel free to share. Bright blessings!
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3 – what with Pops being ill and me stepping up to look after him whilst mum isn’t around, I look upon her advice to make sure I’m doing everything right to help him. She is my Mr Miyagi! I am a little terrified of not doing everything correctly !
Oh, I’m so sorry to hear your Pops isn’t well! I’m sure you’re doing an awesomesauce job caring for him, and Mom Miyagi will be wicked amazed when she gets home. Sending lots of good thoughts to you and your family!
Thank you Traci