Welcome to another card reading for the month of January 2018. This week’s reading has an extra card which will take us up to and be including next Saturday. This was a small oversight on my part, though my Spirit Guides assured me this is the right way to go for this week.
As you will see the first four cards are Major Arcana cards. This is showing the powerful energy which will come through to us all across the board. I have noticed this trend reflected in readings with my clients, so I don’t feel it is unusual. So here we begin…
- XVIII-THE MOON representing self-reflection. On this day, like any other, we sometimes need to reflect on ourselves to understand where we are heading. In this case, for the week. This first card sets the tone for the week.
- VIII-STRENGTH representing the obvious. Strength is required on Sunday, after the self-reflecting to provide us with the energy we will need to further our journey into the unknown.
- XI-JUSTICE sitting on the right side of The Moon. Where else would it be, after all, it goes hand in hand with Strength. Does it not? What ws your self-reflection about on Saturday? Did you venture too soft, or too tough on yourself? Are you a harsh critique, or a soft one. Today is Monday and the answers you need will be in connection with your day on Saturday.
- 0-THE FOOL represents you and your continuing journey for the week. It is still early days, being Tuesday. But what are you doing today to further it? You may be full of innocence, even naïvety. However be aware that another day follows this one, then another and another. You will need to be responsible for your actions. So take it one step at a time.
- PAGE SWORDS is ever-present warning you of bad omens for the day. Wednesday is a day to check your diary and if you don’t need to be out and about early in the morning, leave a little later if you can. Otherwise, proceed with caution.
- IV- PENTACLES represents an end to a hard day. Being the second last day of the working week. For some, it is payday, for others the day before payday. Just a regular day at the office. Nothing exciting happening.
- IX-PENTACLES represents a bigger surprise for Friday. A small windfall in extra abundance coming your way. This does not necessarily take on the guise of money, so don’t be lulled into false impressions. Rather enjoy the day for what it is. It could be a shortened work day or a special bonus. Remember not to look a gift horse in the mouth.
- III-THE EMPRESS represents the traditional end of the week or Sabbath. A good day to relax and enjoy after a good week of work and toil. Although it has been tough, it comes with it some unexpected abundance. I good time to kick your shoes off and put your feet up.
- III WANDS represents the month of January in respect for this reading. Wands being a traditional card for work and stability. In this reading, it is no exception. Showing there will be steady work that will not b difficult to complete or process. A slow month – a gift horse for certain.
- XIV-TEMPERANCE represents the year of 2018. A year for being even-tempered, firm but not hard not soft. Yet in between. An ordinary year ahead? No. A remarkable one for its non-ordinariness.
Even with this extra card, brining next week’s reading into line with the first day of the traditional week being Sunday, it is an uneventful reading. Not without its surprises though. Have a great week and remember to look for the signs.
Today’s Daily Tarot Reading comes with two extra cards from the shuffling. It is the last day of the working week before the weekend and much is happening. It begins and ends with two Major Arcana cards. So let’s see what lies ahead for us today, hmm?
- THE TOWER looms upon our world today as a warning to heed the eye of trouble. Like being in the middle of a tornado, we mustn’t venture too far from safety. Either in our opinion, emotions or physical movement, it is safer to stay within our own confined boundaries.
- VIII WANDS is overworked this late in the week of the first week of the New Year. Still, one man’s curse is another man’s blessing. So make of this what you will and remember to smile.
- II WANDS looks like the workload is lessening over the course of the day. Thankfully as it has been a long week, fraught with emotions. Stress is also lessening and becoming balanced as we travel toward the weekend.
- II SWORDS while the workload lessens, emotions are still a little high. Relationships are on our minds. Anxiety foremost coming into the weekend. Better to ease ourselves out of work and into the relaxation time as it feels a sense of loss is all around us.
- THE DEVIL is usually the card of temptation, tempting us toward unsavoury activities. Before the Evil Eye is upon you. Make sure your surroundings are safe before you venture out into unmarked territories.
Overall, it will be a good week over. A sigh of relief given once behind closed doors at home safe home. Beware those who venture out on this evening. For venturing into unknown territories comes with its own temptations.
Today, one extra card jumped out.
- VI SWORDS asks is vengeance on your mind today? Have you not recovered yesterday’s angst? Be warned today’s leftover emotions as you travel the road to work today.
- THE FOOL is once again giving you a relaxed day. At work, play, home or office – take it for what it is. Enjoy your surroundings for the sun is shining in your part of the word.
- STRENGTH has returned to keep you in good standing to make sure there is inner as well as outer strength. Take it all in your stride and don’t give in to deflated feelings.
- REVERSED X PENTACLES gives abundance falling flat today. You will e left standing, wondering what has happened to cause all of this. Keep the strength of the month and wait until tomorrow, for it is yet another day.
Overall, it is an up and down day today. Try to go with the flow, emotions will be at the medium level as you carry out the errands that are necessary, whether at work or home.
Two Cards Jumped out
While shuffling for today’s reading, two extra cards jumped out. This sometimes happens when Spirit has something important to instil into us all.
- VI WANDS is the journey on the way to work today (whatever work you are doing). Take it easy, relax to enjoy the journey for what it is.
- HIGH PRIESTESS is in your energy circle, telling you a new role of power is opening up for you. It is time to take stock and responsibility of this power, Much to think about for the short-term future.
- THE FOOL foes blithely through life with a carefree attitude. Enjoy the sun, enjoy the day. This is an exception and not the rule. So make the most of the smoother energies of the day.
- STRENGTH tells us to take the opportunity to accept the power you have from within. Get back in touch with it for today and allow it to fill your soul. It looks as though you may need it.
- DEATH card tells us the end is near. Don’t misunderstand this card for its literal meaning. This may pertain to a vehicle/job/ project of some type. The movement has stopped and now is the time to finish what you have started. The power comes before the end.
Overview of Reading
For today we are heavy with the major arcana and the words telling us what we have, and not what to do. Take stock of the fact our needs are taken care of while we reflect and complete the projects of the day. Knowing that the end of the day may end abruptly. Forewarned is always forearmed, so be ready for the end of the day.
Today’s reading comes with a standard three card draw.
- Knight Swords for today is the card for charging at your anger. For pursuing focused energy and determination to right the wrongs from others to you.
- King Pentacles tells you that although you have won our hard-earned wealth and happiness, it seems it is not as you thought it would be.
- X Pentacles tells you to lighten your load so that it feels just right to really enjoy your abundance for what it truly is.
Overall, you will be better off if you let your anger out by venting, then reflect on your hard-earned abundance with gratitude.