Five Day Tarot Forecast 4/15-4/19


Wheel of Fortune | The Devil |4 of Cups | 10 of Cups | 6 of Wands

You might be feeling stretched thin, but if you put the proper boundaries in place with your time and resources you will be supported. Advice for many of us: You will achieve great success when the timing is right. You don’t have control of time or how your actions are perceived by others. Put your best foot forward. How do you want to be seen? Reveal the most authentic version of yourself. There is no shame in vulnerability, but you get to decide who is going to see you.

Limit distractions this week (that’s the boundary component). If you feel drained by your lifestyle or interactions with particular people (no matter how exciting they may be), put yourself first. Repair any energy leeks inside of yourself. It’s not selfish to spend time repairing your own energy. Bring everything into balance. If you’ve been feeling burned out emotionally or energetically, pay attention to the people who nourish you versus those who deplete you. Not every acquaintance is worth pursuing as a friendship. Be aware of your tribe. Who wants you to succeed? And who simply wants to be close to you because you are attracting the most attention? Align your chakras. Seek out some energy work or any movement that brings you into alignment: acupuncture, yoga, massage, chiropractic or even simply stretching.

Monday: The Wheel of Fortune. You do have control of the wheel of destiny with your choices and actions. So, be in control of your fate. There is a proper sense of timing for everything you desire. Be conscientious about your choice at this time. Some will lead to great success, while others will be dead ends. That’s part of the life experience. Remember, even failure can catapult you to success when you take action with your next idea. Let any perceived failure serve as a lesson. Take care with your life. Create the one you want to live.

Tuesday: The Devil. Pay closer attention to the people who have your best interest at heart. You don’t need to exposed yourself to just anyone. You might have some work to do when it comes to boundaries and being discerning with who has access to your world. What should be concealed and what should be revealed? The beauty of this card is what we choose to expose and to whom will be different for each and every one of us. It’s not right or wrong. It’s your choice. You get decide what you feel comfortable doing or exposing. You are moving on to a different aspect of yourself. You’ve learned some lessons and you do feel older and wiser even if only 6 months has passed. Let your innocence and desire for experimentation serve as one your greatest lessons.

Wednesday: 4 of Cups. You might be feeling drained or depleted. Don’t let unnecessary distractions steal your vital energy. Pay attention to your body. What feels right? If you need to take some time off, do it. Not every idea is worth jumping on, if the effort makes you feel like a shadow of your former self. There is no shortage of creative projects. Only do it if the idea has meaning to you, otherwise pass at this time. There is a lot of boundary work happening. Sometimes we have to say no to things we really want in order to preserve our energy for something even greater.

Thursday: 10 of Cups. Social distraction. Be aware of who lifts you up and fills your cup to overflowing with their selflessness and support. Sometimes group interactions can deplete us even if we enjoy being part of group. There might be a very good reason for you to have your head in the clouds, but if you are going to be distracted by another person, let that person reflect back the most grounded and stable version of yourself. Who values you? Who feeds your soul?

Friday: 6 of Wands. What have you done that is worthy of attention and support? Who is cheering you on? Not every acquaintance should blossom into an inner circle friendship. Keep your circle small and closed. Pay attention to authenticity. Who are your real friends? Whose ideals are in alignment with your own? Who radiates the most uplifting energy?

Free Tarot Reading: Lessons from the Trammps and Robert Frost

A tarot reading for someone out there! Is it you?

Deck used: Luigi Scapini’s Medieval tarot

The Tower     The Chariot     Queen of Swords

Burn it down to the ground, baby!

The 3 D’s: Desire, Determination, and Direction

Good fences make good neighbors

Let’s break it down, shall we? 

Oh boy! When I see the Tower in a reading I immediately think Anarchy! Or, I at least think of the song, Disco Inferno (listen to the Trammps version here). I know, little anarchists everywhere are bristling at the comparison between the status quo being burned to the ground and a disco reference, but I’m doing it!

When you are presented with the Tower you must: think on your feet, look for humor or deeper meaning where you can get, and rise above judgment by taking a risk to get things moving again.

The presence of the Tower implies something is coming your way that will shake things up and some type of change will make a lasting impression.  Are you moving? Did you lose your job? Did you get injured? Did someone close to you get hurt?  The good news is dramatic events can be very enlightening. Sometimes seemingly unfortunate events manage to steer you in the right direction, but with fresh insight and a new sense of freedom. When your house is on fire, sometimes the only thing you can do is watch it burn, but the one thing that is usually left is the foundation. You can use this foundation to build something new. How can you prepare yourself for the challenge of real change? How do you want your life to really look?

It is no surprise to see the Chariot in this reading as we are in full swing with the Year of the Horse. The Chariot card comes up for people all the freakin’ time. The lesson: You are in the driver’s seat now and you are being pushed to own your power. When obsolete structures are removed what do you see? Is the path clear? It will be necessary for you to react with some haste. Sometimes you just need to get out of your own way. The presence of the Chariot card implies that you are in control and have the ability to chart a course that has power and meaning. It’s time to set things in motion. The Tower experience might be the catalyst that you needed to move forward. The time to respond is now.

The presence of the Queen of Swords implies that you can look at your life events with honesty and humor. The Queen of Swords is a breath of fresh air because she doesn’t mince words, she calls it like she sees it and sometimes that is exactly what is needed. You can trust that she will handle any situation with integrity.

Some friendly advice: If you are presented with a situation in which you must communicate with someone who has different ideas or values than you, it’s going to be important for you to be clear, direct, and concentrate on the facts. You don’t have to lay all of your cards on the table; choose your words carefully and model appropriate behavior using key social skills. Think neutrality, listen respectfully and be courteous.

The expression, “good fences make good neighbors” comes to mind, as it is brought to life in Robert Frost’s poem, Mending Wall, in which two neighbors come together to repair a wall, but the implication is they come from different walks of life. In my mind, the wall is a great metaphor that reminds us to maintain healthy boundaries by meeting in a neutral location and upholding some social niceties. What would a good neighbor do? When you are put into a position to fix what is broken, do you take the bull by the horns and get the job done? Where are healthy boundaries necessary and important in your relationships?

Are you a good neighbor (friend, coworker, sister)? When a necessary structure in life is altered do you patch it up to look the same or do you create something entirely new? If you are building something with another person, do you respect their ideas and values? How do clear boundaries help you and when do they get in your way?