At the end of the week I like to go back and see what my predictions were on the previous Sunday, and see if they panned out. So often we only remember the coincidence, and discount too quickly the card that missed the mark. This is a way I can keep myself honest, and improve my skills as a reader.
On Sunday, I had this to say:
“It’s a big week, and not just because of the trip you have planned or the Equinox. This week will challenge you to act on your convictions, hold a promise to yourself or someone you hold dear. It’s a week about reminding yourself of the key elements of your life that are important, and honoring them. So, before you set out, think about what’s really important. And at the end of the week make sure you didn’t just say that but acted on it.”
In retrospect, circumstances didn’t allow for me to act a whole lot on my own. I was on a trip that first dictated my time and then my health, but I did make the best of a situation. Even by taking my cards along and taking a few minutes in a hotel room to breathe and commune I made a bold step towards taking care of my emotional well being. The Cross, Mountain, and key showed up a lot this week, and that’s pretty spot on. It was not easy, but it was do-able.
Sunday: 3 of Wands, 5 of Cups, Page of Wands; Mountain, Letter. A Day of travel. Not difficult, but not fun either. At the other end of the journey I was picked up by a page-like person who I had a great deal of difficulty communicating with (letter).
Monday: Lovers, Hanged Man; Mountain, Ring, Mice. A long day of listening to lectures (Hanged man) quite literally on a mountain top (mountain). I did get a few moments alone – (Lovers) stolen moments (mice).
Tuesday: 8 of Wands, 10 of Swords, 8 of Coins; Key, Woman. I moved fast (8 of Wands) , and with uncharacteristic bluntness to cut through the melodrama (10 of Swords) to do my job really, really well today (8 of Coins) and got something really important done for a student of mine (key, woman.)
Wednesday: Wheel, Queen of Swords, 3 of Cups, Ace of Cups; Key, Heart, Letter. Speaking up (Queen of Swords) and from the heart (Key, Heart, Letter) paid off today with me getting an earlier flight and getting home at an ok hour – in time to see my husband!
Thursday: 6 of Wands, 4 of Swords, Queen of Pentacles, 2 of Cups; Bouquet, Moon. I returned victorious (can’t say why, but everyone knew I’d done good work while I was away and it’s always nice to return to a bit of fanfare (6 of Wands; Moon) and while I took the morning off (4 of Swords) I was productive while I was at work (Queen of Coins) and got to go home unexpectedly early to have the fist real meal in a week with my husband (2 of cups)
Friday: 7 of Wands, Empress, Devil, Ace of Wands, Temperance; Clouds, Ring, Cross. Yipes. I had pretty much no idea what to do with this reading.
Saturday: 6 of Cups, 9 of Wands, 3 of Wands, Justice; Cross, Lilies, Rod. I worked on a new project that had nothing to do with my work life and everything to do with a new life (3 of Wands, 9 of Wands) built on a life-long passion for tarot (6 of Cups). I also balanced out a hectic week (Justice) with a lot of bingewatching and mid-day naps with my husband – our favorite guilty pleasures (Lilies, Rod).