Card of the Week: The Sun / Lemur

The Sun / Lemur card from Animal Totem Tarot.

Happy New Year everyone! For the first week in 2022, I drew a card from Animal Totem Tarot. The card I pulled was The Sun / Lemur.

This card depicts a ring-tailed lemur joyfully basking in the sun. He is sitting in a meditation position with his palms up and face towards the sun. The ring-tailed lemur is the only lemur species that is not nocturnal. They need the sun to survive. Without the heat from the sun their bodies would grow cold and they would die. So they bask in the light of the sun each and every day.

The sun gives life, and sheds light in the darkness. The sun can illuminate the path to enlightenment and happiness. This week welcome the light, and see what has been hidden in the darkness so it can be confronted and managed. Do something which energizes, heals, enhances your life and health. Share your light with others, your optimism can be infectious.

When I lived in Michigan, this time of year was the darkest and coldest. The sun’s light was minimal, and I missed it so much. For those of you living far north, try to enjoy as much of the sun as you can. Do not miss the opportunity to take walks in the middle of the day when the sun is out so you can bask in the sun’s energy. And take heart in knowing the days are getting longer now, the sun will be back in it’s full glory soon.

Message from Lemur:

“Are you ready to stand in the full light of your magnificence? Does the light bother you or draw you to it? The light is interesting, as not all can reside under it. I am the only one of my kind that actually ventures out into the light. The rest of my cousins prefer the shadows and the cloaking magic of the dark. But for me, the energy of the Sun not only warms my body so I can live, but it energizes my soul. Because of this, you will find me honoring its presence in my life each and every day, as it is important to honor that which gives us life.”

Card of the Week: Two of Swords

Two of Swords from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.

The Two of Swords from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck was the card I drew for this week.

This card depicts a woman who has tied a blindfold over her eyes so that she can avoid looking at anyone. She is holding a sword in each hand as if ready to strike anyone who tries to approach her. Her arms are crossed over her chest so the swords block the heart and lungs.

The Two of Swords often symbolizes someone who is seeking balance by avoiding communication. They may not want to communicate out of fear of conflict. Emotions are being blocked.

It could be that you are faced with a choice, and need time to be alone, away from the influence of others, in order to make a decision. This decision must come from within you, and not necessarily be an emotional choice. Other’s influence may not be in your best interest right now. Be patient and use your intuition, the answer will come to you.

Card of the Week: Knight of Swords

Knight of Swords from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.

Knight of Swords, from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck, appeared this week.

This card depicts a knight on his horse charging into the storm wielding his sword. He is brave, strong, skillful, and eager to overcome all difficulties. But, because he recognizes no limits, he tends to be fanatical. He has difficulty with long, steady plodding because he has a restless mind, and expects his enemies to fall under his charge.

Do things seem to not be moving fast enough for you? You may be courageous, and feel ready to move forward quickly, but you may want to take time to reflect upon the situation. Should you push ahead, or is being too headstrong and aggressive not the right approach? What are your motives?

People may admire your drive and ambition, but also be aware of the situation and your skills. Courage and confidence is good, but look before you leap so you are prepared for what is ahead.