I’m really sorry the reading is so late this week. I haven’t been feeling well since before last weekend, and this is the first time I’ve been able to focus well enough to figure out what the cards are saying.
This reading uses the Chrysalis Tarot by Toney Brooks and Holly Sierra.
(Process: I don’t “choose” the cards for these readings, I simply shuffle until I get a “jumper card” – a card that “jumps” out of the deck during the shuffle. I’ve found that this method provides the opportunity for the universe to choose the card(s) without interference from me. If more than 2 cards volunteer, they’re shuffled back into the deck until I get a maximum of 2 for the position I’m drawing for.)
Note: The combined energies and messages of all the cards in the reading are active for the full week, with the energy of the card drawn for specific days being more dominant on those particular days.
The first thing that jumps out at me this week is how much focus there is on the Divine Feminine. Every card is filled with feminine energy, and is focused on traits/behaviors that are seen as feminine; like nurturing, guidance, balance, maternal protectiveness, compassionate justice, comfort, growth, cooperation, and harmony. Last week’s energies surfaced a lot of uncomfortable feelings, attitudes, and memories for us to face and deal with; this week we’re offered the support and nurturing we need to accept and integrate those parts of ourselves that we see as “not okay” or unacceptable in some way.
Monday/Tuesday: Ariadne (Transformation)
With last week’s full moon dragging up so much of our shadow to be faced, there are still bits and pieces hanging about to be dealt with. Ariadne offers us a ball of yarn guide us back out of the labyrinth once we’ve faced our personal Minotaur(s) and completed our transformational work. Her confidence that we will need to find our way back reassures us that we CAN do what is necessary and defeat the Minotaur lurking at the center of the labyrinth.
Wednesday/Thursday: Ma’at (Balance)
Ma’at advises us to allow the energies to flow through and show us our truth. She reminds us to restrain our impulsiveness, to not let it cause us to do something we might regret later; and Sekhmet tells us that a cautious, deliberate approach will help us to maintain our balance and harmonize even the most seemingly opposite feelings and emotions.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Four of Scrolls (Recollection)
The dreaming fairy in the Four of Scrolls reminds us that much of the work of integrating new information and memories is done when we rest and take time for ourselves. The scrolls surrounding her as she sleeps contain records of dreams and comforting memories to be brought back into our awareness.