Weekly Forecast: 01/21 - 01/26
I want to preface this week by saying that it might be a little brief. I’ve got a bit of a migraine today and honestly don’t feel much like doing this… But, if I don’t get something out right now, then nothing will be posted at all. And that’s no way to start the week.
We’re in for potentially a nasty week filled with sharp edges and blocked energy—hopefully this all doesn’t apply to everyone out there! But as always, keep the message of the card in the back of your head as you move through the day. Take with you what is useful, and feel free to leave the rest behind. We'll see you on the other side!
This week starts with a warning. Emotions can run high during a full moon, especially a lunar eclipse. Monday’s eclipse in Leo starts the week, and the theme that came up couldn’t be more suitable: Individuation. Examine yourself and what makes you, well, you.
This week's theme: Individuation
Look ahead and you’ll see we’re in for a lot of swords energy this week. That usually is not a good sign of things to come. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind, but at times we have to step back and assess the situation. Again, what makes you you and not them? In grandiose terms, this week we have to pull the sword from the stone and claim our destiny. More likely we will encounter this in a more mundane way, however, and as we’ll see this will have more to do with staying out of the fray and taking the high road.
Monday: Four of Swords, reversed
Our thoughts may be scattered today with the appearance (again) of the four of swords. We might feel a little disconnected from ourselves, in fact. Maybe our routine will be interrupted, or we just won’t have a moment to ourselves today.
It is important to find the time.
Hold tight to your integrity today! Times likes these make it easy for small compromises—make sure they are in your best interest.
Tuesday: Seven of Swords, reversed
Tuesday might see an even larger compromise of self. See the white flag waving? Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Be sure to hold on extra tight today to your values and identity. The plans you make today need to be a path forward, not a plot. It’s okay to not share your plan with the world, but have a plan. And be sure it aligns with your sense of self and your ideals.
Wednesday: Five of Wands, reversed
The imagery of this card seems to take place in the same setting (a battle field?) as Tuesday’s Seven of Swords, doesn’t it?
Another day of tumultuous energy. Maybe you shared your plan and it didn’t go over well, or it could be that too many people simply have too many opinions today. There is an abundance of discordant energy around us. Remember though, we know the truth, and we need to stay above the fighting.
Thursday: Ten of Swords, reversed
This week’s annoyances reach a critical mass today. A thorny weed has been slowly growing and is poised to take over the garden. The best we can do again today is just be ourselves. Stay out of the mob mentality (likely carried over, yet intensified, from yesterday). Someone is going to get hurt, but if you don’t stick around it’s much less likely to be you.
Lady Justice shows up today, and heads might roll. Hell hath no fury like this woman this week. She sees that imbalance on her scale and she’s coming in to cut the shit out. If you’ve done what you should have all week and stayed out of it you can sit back and enjoy the show. Just don't be smug.
Saturday: Eight of Swords, reversed
Did you make it through the week? Good. Now put it all behind you. It is easy to stay fixated, but here you’re being encouraged to move on. We can remain trapped in thought patterns, especially anxious ones, and the longer we dwell, the thicker the jail cell walls become. Even if it is a little guilt you're feeling today, do your best to move past it.
Sunday: Knight of Cups
I get the feeling here that maybe you weren’t completely innocent of any wrong doings this week. Maybe you nicked someone with your own sword or didn’t stay completely out of the drama. The knight appears to be making a peace offering to Justice in the spread. Do you have some apologizing to do? If you're feeling a little guilty, the best way to clear your conscious is to say you're sorry.
Or, it could be a wink and a nudge and a knowing offer of a stiff drink after a long week.
Either way, enjoy the day. Reconnect with yourself today by doing something you love.
If you’d like your own personalized reading please don't hesitate to reach out! Each of us offer something a little different, so be sure to look at each of our listings. Whitney, Jennifer, or I (Michael) would be happy to sit down with you in person if you’re local, or through e-mail if you are not. (Still working on a suitable way for video readings. Reach out if you have suggestions!)
The decks I used this week were the stunning Supra Oracle and the Pagan Otherworlds Tarot both by Uusi.
Did I miss something that is standing out to you in the cards? (Very well could have this week with this headache and, I'll admit, rushing through!)
Have any other questions or comments? Leave a response below! I love to talk tarot, and sometimes I’m not sure if I am only talking to myself!
Have a wonderful week, and be sure to check back next Sunday.