Weekend Tarot Forecast: 9/20-9/22

Weekend Tarot Forecast

King of Swords | Queen of Cups | Justice

When you decide to establish boundaries, it’s not always a personal attack on someone’s character. You might have allowed some poor behavior to occur for some time, but now, you have had enough of it and you get to decide. What do you want to feel energetically, emotionally, or spiritually? Who belongs in your space? You don’t need to tolerate experiences that leave you feeling exhausted, drained, or depleted. The energetic vampire is not always aware of their power to drain others. But some energetic vampires do know they have the power to drain and they know they have the power to project their own emotions and to manipulate what you feel if you have not put the appropriate boundaries in place. This has been a topic of discussion in some form for a while now. I know many of my readers are empathic, and a lot of the work for an empath is with protection, creating energetic boundaries and simply clearing the emotion gunk you pick up from others. Not everyone in your sphere is ethical or appropriate when it comes to your boundaries. I feel there really isn’t enough written about the ethics of energetic manipulation. Did you give your consent? No? Then why does this person get so much access to you or your world? Sometimes when we have a difficult time creating the necessary space, Lady Justice steps in to clear the space for us and she does so without regard to feelings. Justice can be a liberating force and even if it feels uncomfortable for something to be taken away from you or for your world to shift or change. Justice is in the business of creating balance. The message is: What is changing needed to be changed. Karma (Justice) is doing her work and she is clearing your energy field for you. The lessons from the past couple of years have strengthened your boundaries and now you know, you know from experience. It took a long time for this balance to be created, but now you get yourself back and as you reflect on the past couple of years, you know that you needed to learn this about others and yourself. This ending, this change, this shift will give you the strength you need to live your life the way you want to live it. No one has control of your free will but you. You were never comfortable with your free will be taken away. You never gave your consent for your power to be claimed as someone else’s prize. Moving forward, you know you did the right thing. You can learn from your mistakes. You now know that you don’t need to keep making the mistake of allowing people who are not a good match for your sensitive world access to it. 

Wheel of Fortune: What’s the difference between fortune and luck, anyway?

Since it is St. Patrick’s Day, the appearance of the Major Arcana, the Wheel of Fortune has special significance.

The Wheel of Fortune is a card that explores the human response to the opportunities that are presented in life. You should be exited to see the Wheel of Fortune in a tarot reading because it often indicates that you are in a position to consciously work towards getting something you truly want, and maybe with a little luck, you will get it.

deck used: Cosmic Tarot

Here are a few phrases to consider:

Nothing stays the same forever. It’s all about perspective. As we sow so shall we reap. You are one lucky bitch! I’m still waiting for my 3 minutes of fame. What goes up must come down.

There is no better card in the tarot that explores the human experience with luck, fortune, and opportunity than the Wheel of Fortune. Many tarot decks show the Wheel of Fortune (aka the wheel of  life) turning and the people who are riding the wheel respond either favorably or unfavorably based on their position in life. Some people appear scared and cling to the wheel in desperation, trying with all of their might to turn the wheel against its natural rhythm, while other people seem to balance effortlessly on the wheel,  appearing calm and collected as the wheel moves beneath them.

It is interesting to note that the people who have a fear response seem closer to a dire consequence (say, falling into the sea), while the people who respond with trust and acceptance seem at peace (or at the very least appear out of danger). How do you respond when you are present with an opportunity? Do you respond with trust and acceptance, or do you respond with fear?

What’s the difference between fortune and luck, anyway?

Let’s break it down, shall we?

Luck  is success or failure due to chance. There is often an element of synchronicity or surprise. You might be taken off guard (pleasantly or unpleasantly). You are in the right place at the right time and it offers you a potential opportunity. You are given an inheritance that offers financial relief when you need it most, or, a friend calls you out of the blue and tells you about a job that is perfect for you. Luck is passive – you don’t have to do anything to receive it.

Fortune is success or failure based on your response to chance opportunities.  Fortune is something you have to work your ass off to get. When a lucky opportunity is presented, you say, Why the hell, not? There is an element of risk involved. You are shooting from the hip or acting on a hunch and it moves you in a new direction.  Fortune happens when you take advantage of every opportunity that is offered. Fortune is active – you make a move.

Here’s a pop quiz!

True or False. When you are lucky, you don’t have to exert much effort to get a desirable outcome.

True or False. When you are fortunate, you respond to every opportunity that is presented to see where it will lead.

How are you lucky? Today is a good day to start keeping track of how luck enters your life every day. It is your awareness and response to luck that leads you to greater fortune. Don’t cling to luck like it’s the only life-preserver left on deck. Know that luck has an ebb and flow of its very own.

Remember that YOU turn your own wheel of fortune by the decisions you make that lead you in new directions. YOU have control over how fast or slow your life moves. There is no guarantee that you will make the right decision or move in the right direction – this is where the element of risk or “chance” comes into play – you have to roll the dice and hope for the best.

How do you create greater fortune by saying yes to every opportunity that comes your way? How do you create your own luck? What characteristics do lucky people share? Feel free to share your lucky stories in the comments section!