How’s your Monday going, my friends? I am writing this from my living room couch, surrounded by my cat and dog (though the former is carefully avoiding getting too close to the latter). I’m getting a little bit peckish so after I write and publish this post, I’ll go to the kitchen and make some sweet potato gnocchis, which, by the day, I dreamt about making last night!
Our cards for this week look rather interesting, with The Chariot (7), The Lovers (6), and The Popess (2). If last week’s theme was being kind to ourselves and cultivating gratitude, what I see here is the idea of balance in the first two cards, and knowledge in the third.
The first thing that’s interesting to note is that we have two consecutive cards, but they appear in reversed order in this spread. The Lovers represents (to me) a necessary balance of the yin and yang energies, and The Chariot follows with the notion of preventing wasted energy so you can soar forward.
So in this particular context, look at The Chariot and ask yourself how you feel about movement in different areas of your life. Are you satisfied with how things are evolving? Do you feel the pace is too fast? Too slow? Could there be ways that you’re wasting energy or carrying baggage that’s weighing you down? For example, to me, The Chariot could represent my career and sources of income, and my tendency to spread myself way too thin, get stressed out, and end up having to put certain projects on the back burner or eliminate them entirely. So this week, it is a reminder for me to reorganize my work and have a clear action plan so I know exactly what I need to do to reach my goals.
Moving on to The Lovers. As I said before, the balance of yin and yang/feminine and masculine energies within us through self-love is my own conclusion to the interpretation of this card, which can be a bit tricky, especially that its meaning varies greatly in the traditional Tarot de Marseille and the Rider-Waite deck. When this card appears in a reading, it tells us to take a look at different areas of our life and create balance where we need it most. And if it’s within yourself that you need it, take care of yourself by taking the time to sit down in stillness and breathe at some point this week.
Lastly, The Popess. The Popess is about acquiring knowledge. Not necessarily to share it, like The Pope does, but to enhance and strengthen yourself, to acquire wisdom and wits, and to find a spiritual connection that will bring even more knowledge to you. The Popess carries an open book that she learns from, and this week, I encourage you to pick up a book and learn from it. It can be a long, classic novel (I still learn a lot from Harry Potter and Les Misérables even though I’ve read them countless times), or a self-improvement book (I just finished Super Attractor by Gabby Bernstein, but I also love The Universe has your back, and Denise Duffield Thomas’ Chillpreneur). Lastly, if it is knowledge of tarot you seek, hint hint, I’ve got a book on that particular subject coming out soon!
So, to recap, this week, be mindful of your energy and how you spend it, seek and cultivate balance in your life, and learn, learn, learn as much as you can! And as always, let me know how these cards inspire you in the comments below!
Much love to you all and namasté!
Deck used: Medieval Cat Tarot by Lawrence Teng.