Using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck, the card that jumped out while I was shuffling was the Three of Cups. When cards jump out, I consider this to be a card that is intended to be read, as it has a message to convey.
This card depicts three women, holding up their cups in celebration, a toast. They are happy, and appear to be dancing. The Three of Cups symbolizes a sharing of experience, cooperation, and celebration among friends.
The appearance of the Three of Cups indicates that there may be a reason to celebrate this week. It reminds us to think about the friendships, and the good times we have with friends. With many getting the COVID-19 vaccine, more people are feeling safer going out again. We have missed getting together with friends in person to toast our blessings and companionship we have with each other.
This week consider taking the time to spend with friends. Celebrate the good things you have achieved. These friends may be able to help you through difficult situations right now as well, or provide advice to you. They will be there for you just as you have been there for them.
This week I am feeling drawn to Tarot of Mermaids, so the card of the week was from this deck. The card I drew was the Eight of Swords (Tridents).
The card depicts a mermaid trapped between rock formations in shallow, calm waters. There are eight tridents behind her. She appears to be caged and is bound and blindfolded.
You may be forced to hold yourself back this week, and to have self-control. If this is your own choice, then realize your intuition is guiding you for a reason. It may be time to sit quietly in solitude and reflect upon this. Or, are you feeling repressed, and not want to hold yourself back, but feel forced to? Is this force from an external source, or within yourself?
The mermaid in the card can escape her cage, there is a large space between the tridents behind her. The waters are calm so she could easily swim away and free herself from the ties that bind her, or get help from another.
Reflect upon whether your cage and binds are self-inflicted by choice, or if it is being forced upon you. Are you wanting to escape, or are you not ready yet?