Tag: tarot card of the week

Card of the Week: Judgement

Judgement card from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.

I pulled the Judgement card from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck for the card of the week.

The image on this card is of the Resurrection, with people rising from the Earth up to an angel in the sky sounding a trumpet to call them.

The Judgement card symbolizes a call from within to make an important change. This change could be something mundane and immediate, an entire shift in a person’s outlook on life, or a spiritual awakening. Often, the change has already happened, it just needs to be recognized.

This week may be the time to heed the call, to release the past and start anew. Responding to the call could lead to a new, better life.

Card of the Week: The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man card from the Universal Waite Tarot deck.

I used the Universal Waite Tarot Deck to pull this week’s card. The card I drew was The Hanged Man. This card depicts a man hanging upside down from a tree. He is there by his own choosing. He is there to gain enlightenment; this is illustrated by a bright halo around his head. He is trying to gain wisdom through suffering, and has given up things that he is attached to in order to gain higher awareness. The Hanged Man symbolizes someone who views things differently than society out of attachment to a greater belief, even a reversal of previous attitudes.

Have your views changed? Have you developed an attachment to a greater belief? If not yet then you may find this happening this week. You could change your point of view about what you are putting your current efforts towards, or see that there is a need to view it from a different perspective.

This card may also indicate giving up something to gain something else. You may be giving up one thing, or need to give up something, in exchange for what you feel will be of greater benefit to you. It could be leaving behind a perspective or viewpoint. There may be a need to release ideas and associations that are obsolete, which could be affecting the development what you are putting your current efforts towards.

Have a blessed week.

Halloween Reflections and Card of the Week

Happy Halloween everyone!

When I lived in Michigan, Autumn and Halloween was my favorite time of year. Now that I live in South Florida, I find that I miss the season. I am realizing that in addition to all things fun and spooky, I also associated Halloween with cooler weather, leaves changing and falling to the ground leaving a blanket of orange and brown, and grey days when the smell of burning leaves filled the air.  I have fond memories of celebrating with friends and family, and going to the cider mill enjoying fresh apple cider and home made donuts.

The season in Michigan, however, was far too short to have it be a reason for me to stay. During late October and early November the grey days became depressing, and cold rains and snow accompanied the increasingly shorter daylight hours.  There was dreaded anticipation of long dark nights, frigid temperatures, icy roads, and deep snow that was coming.

Halloween gaiety is present here in the Sunshine State. Decorations adorn homes and businesses, parties are planned, children dress up and go trick or treating (and they do not have to wear winter jackets which hide their costumes), and the weather is less hot and humid. Tonight my husband and I will be going to my mom and stepdad’s house, where we will be enjoying the cute costumes and handing out candy to the many trick or treaters. It is different than Halloween in Michigan, but the holiday is still celebrated and embraced, and I find joy in that.

In the spirit of Halloween, I will again this week be drawing the card of the week from The Halloween Tarot. The card I pulled was the Five of Bats.

This card depicts a young man clutching three bags of Halloween candy, and there are three more bags in front of him. He is wearing a mask. There is someone in a cat costume behind him who seems to be crying, a clown nearby tries to console this person. Five bats are flying above, and the moon and black cat are looking at the thief with dismay. The Five of Bats indicates loss due to cruelty or unfairness.

This week, someone who is in an advantageous position may try to take advantage of you at a time when you could be unable to defend yourself. You may feel humiliated at this loss, but nearby there is support. Turn to this support for help getting through this.  Those who witness this do realize that what happened was not fair. 

If you are the person who is taking advantage of someone who is defenseless, try to reflect upon why you need to to do this. Is it necessary to hurt another person this way for short term greed and gratification? Karma seems to have a way of catching up eventually.