Monday, May 9, 2011

Tarot for the Week 5/9 to 5/15

We're back for another Tarot for the Week reading and we're also back to reading with the Tarot of the Sidhe.  Tarot of the Sidhe card posts are going to be coming back later this week as well.  I've been doing a lot of campaigning for this deck lately to those looking for something a little different.  This week's reading I thought I would do a little differently.  Something that I love about these cards and the book that comes with them is that rather than giving explanations of the individual minors you have little rhymes that provide the message followed by your usual keywords.  I thought that I would share those rhymes and then give an interpretation of the reading. 

The cards pulled for this week were:
Dancer Seven (Seven of Cups)
Maker Prince (Prince of Pentacles)
The Hanged Man

The rhymes and part of the message from The Hanged Man are...

In watery tide we start to sink,
And of illusion's lake we drink,
Seduced by phantoms of the mind,
Reality is left behind...

The brother of all living things,
He knows the web and where it sings,
He has the patience of the roots,
And hears the wisdom of Owl's hoots...

Betwixt and between, here I hang, with above below me, and below above.
I fall upwards into a starry void, a gateway beckons, yet I am caught up on the great tree's branch.
This week things might start out on some pretty shaky ground.  Are you feeling like everything around you is an illusion?  Is there a veil that seems to be falling from your eyes and you're starting to get the sense that you're seeing things as they really are for the first time?  Something that you have lived trying to avoid is finally rippling through and you can't avoid it. This feels like it will especially pertain to relationships this week, so be ready to deal with facing facts about someone not being quite who you thought they were, even if it's someone you've been close to for 20 years.

Around mid-week you'll start to see the intricacies of what's been going on.  The stories and the lies will begin to unravel and you might be noticing that you have really managed to get caught up in a terribly web. The thing to keep in mind is that your foundation is still strong.  You're rooted in who you are and getting away from and out of the twisted web that's been weaved will be tricky, but you'll be able to do it and come out strong because you're rooted in a strong and solid place.  Be willing to listen to those around you that might have advice to lend and don't discount even the smallest thought or suggestion.  Helpful words of wisdom will come from all angles this week.

By week's end you're in that in-between phase of adjusting to the change of perspective now that these new things have come to light.  Give yourself time really look at things and get a feel for things before taking too much action; act don't react.  A chance in perspective and understanding that things will move forward from here and things will be OK is something that will keep you on track.  Things might feel a bit upside down, and you might really feel like things are coming to a bit of a halt, take that as a sign that it's time for a pause. 

All in all this week might possibly have a lot of up and down energy.  Things might start off a bit rocky, and while things might come to a weird pause by the end of the week, nothing that is going to happen between you and anyone else is going to be devastating.  In fact, it might not even feel like a real shock or surprise.  You may have known all along, deep down inside, that this was coming.  And now that you know and things are in the open you have to pause long enough to let it sink in before responding.