Tarot Tuesday reading for the week of October 13th 2020

Welcome to another one of my Tarot Tuesday posts! I started doing these free readings monthly back in late 2015, then switched to every week in early 2016. They’re by far my most popular posts, as well as being one of my favorites to put together. Today’s reading is for the week of October 13th 2020.

And because 2020 isn’t done having fun with us, later tonight/early tomorrow morning we begin the final Mercury Retrograde for the year! However, I’m trying to focus on the good aspects (yes, there are some) and working on putting a positive spin on the next few weeks. After all, Mercury Retrograde is a great time to focus on the “Re” words like reflection, redirect, reevaluate. In fact, I have a new infographic put together for it, down in the spoiler space section – please feel free to share!

And now with that said, it’s time to start the reading. The setup of how I do these was not my original idea – I was actually inspired by how a few other bloggers were doing their readings back years ago. And since this method is a little bit different than how some other readers on other social media do them (usually posting the card backs first, then the messages at a later time), here’s a quick breakdown on how this works…

First, pick a card you are drawn to from the photo below. If more than one speaks to you, go ahead and pick that one too. You can even pick all three, in whatever order you like!

When you’ve decided on your card (or cards), scroll down to the bottom of the page for the photo revealing the card faces, and your message for the upcoming week.

Also, don’t be worried if you don’t happen to see this exactly on Tuesday. The message will be ready and waiting for you whenever you get here. 😊

I would also like to mention…


Now here are the backs of the cards for this week. Take a moment to clear your mind, inhale and exhale deeply, center yourself – whatever you need to do to focus. When you’re ready, take a look at the photo and then decide which one (or ones) speaks to you. Then scroll down to the bottom of the post for the picture of the front of the cards, and your message.

October 13th 2020, Back

Next up, as a bit of insurance policy to make sure you don’t see the picture of the front of the cards before you’ve made your choice, I’m putting some of my infographics here as a type of spacer/spoiler prevention. As promised at the top of this post, here are the infographics (sized for Pinterest and Instagram) for today’s Mercury Retrograde. And yes, Hive friends – @hiveio has scheduled our Hard Fork right at the start of it all! However, I have great faith in our Witnesses and Developers, so I’m sure it will go swimmingly (but fingers crossed just in case!).


Mercury Retrograde Pinterest sized


Mercury Retrograde October 2020


Mercury Retrograde Instagram sized


Mercury Retrograde October 2020 Instagram version


Now it’s time for the big reveal! Here are the fronts of the cards…
October 13th 2020, Front

…and the messages for each card are…

1. Nine of Wands

You can do it. You’re tired. You’ve been pushing ahead as hard as you can, and you feel like you need a moment (or twenty) to catch your breath. Don’t worry – you’re almost there, and everything you’ve worked towards is about to come to fruition. Just give it one last, good push and remember to never give up.

Tarot Tidbit: The Nine of Wands was last seen, in the third position, not long before summer started on June 2nd, 2020.

2. Queen of Swords

Cold hard truth. You’re getting caught up in emotions and speculation, so it’s no wonder you can’t make a decision. Sometimes you need to take a step back to gain some perspective. Try the “just the facts ma’am” approach – look at the situation from a practical, factual point of view, and see if the answer, as unappealing as it might be, appears. When this card shows up, I ask myself, “WWSD (what would Scully do?)” and remind myself that “Sometimes looking for extreme possibilities makes you blind to the probable explanation right in front of you.

Tarot Tidbit: The Queen of Swords was last spotted, in the third position, just after summer started on June 23rd, 2020 .

3. Judgement

Forgive and move on. You’ve been carrying a heavy burden on your shoulders – you’re feeling guilty about something in your past, or you’re angry at something that happened to you. In either case, it’s time to leave those things in the past, allow your wounds to heal (rather than constantly reopening them), and use your experiences to help others overcome their burdens. In fact, your pain might lead you to an awakening, and a new calling which will put you in a position to be the voice for those who can’t speak. And remember, “when you lose small mind, you free your life.

Tarot Tidbit: Judgement was last seen, in the second position on September 15th, 2020.

Extra Tarot Tidbit: When I was looking through posts for the last time the Queen of Swords appeared, I noticed that in the June 23rd reading, Judgement also appeared in the second position (to the Queen’s third, so opposite of today). Judgement has shown up at least twice since then, both times in the second position (July 7th and September 15th). Not sure if that hold significance for anyone but as always, I thought it was worth a mention.

I hope you enjoyed your message for the week of October 13th! Bright blessings to you!


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