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An extra-large helping of Minoan Tarot cards
Instead of leaping lizards, today I've got leaping cards
I normally draw two Tarot cards every Monday, one from the top of the deck and one from the bottom. I do this after shuffling the deck thoroughly and focusing on asking what I need to know and to share for the upcoming week.
Today, while I was shuffling the deck for my usual weekly draw, not two but three cards leapt out of the deck and landed on my desk.
When this sort of thing happens, I pay attention.
So I looked at the cards. The first thing that struck me is that two of these are Major Arcana cards. In my experience, Majors tend to indicate aspects of what you might call the “larger story arc” of life instead of just daily existence. And these two in particular - Justice and The Tower - suggest powerful forces at work (details in the reading below).
That third card, the Ace of Labryses, felt a little out of place at first, until I realized it was probably a suggestion for how to deal with the first two cards. While Tarot isn’t an instruction manual for life, it can help to sort and focus the seemingly random stuff that life sometimes throws at us.
So here you go, a surprise three-card reading for your week. I’ll be interested to see how this plays out.
Justice: Cause and effect - that is, consequences - in your life. Justice means shaping your life as a reflection of the underlying divine order by making the best possible choices and accepting the consequences of those choices. It's time to make a decision. The best decisions are made openly and honestly, making the best choice possible even if some people aren't happy with it. Note that the image on the card is four people with their arms interlinked (they’re stomping grapes in a large vat) so that each person’s movements affect all the others.
The Tower: The <ahem> is about to hit the fan. This imminent change and its subsequent upheaval need to happen - you can't build a new pattern until the old one dissolves. It may not be pleasant, and it may be hard to accept, but sometimes you just need to let the tower fall. The scariest part isn’t the change itself, but letting go to allow it to happen. If ever there was a “trust in the universe” moment, this is it.
Ace of Labryses: Strength of mind; mental fortitude. It's time to put the ol’ brain to work puzzling out the best solutions to our problems. Given the previous two cards, this one suggests that we need to analyze the situation and make our decisions from a place of mental clarity, unfettered by emotion or passion. That can be hard - we are emotional beings, after all - but sometimes the best choices come from looking at the cold, hard facts.
I hope you all have a good week, no matter what life throws at you!