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.)
With two Major Arcana cards bracketing the week, and two Troupe cards, we have a powerful week ahead. There will be many positive opportunities for change and improvement if we take appropriate action to move in that direction.
Monday/Tuesday: Golden Flower (Harmony and Meditation)
The first thing that popped into my head when I looked at this card is “genie in a bottle.” A lot of us have been feeling really lethargic, off balance, and stuck lately. Golden Flower says that the path out of that lethargy and back to harmony and balance is through meditation and connection with nature. Get out of the bed, out of the house, out of your cubicle. Take a walk among the trees, sit on a stone and meditate, go to the beach and watch the waves . . . get out of your head (the bottle) and connect with the world around you.
Wednesday/Thursday: The Healer/Six of Spirals (Youthful, Sensible/Success)
This pairing is amazingly perfect. The Healer is a “Bee Maiden.” She heals with honey, herbs, and the “magic” of nature and natural treatments. The image in the Six of Spirals is of a “clootie tree,” which are found near holy wells throughout Scotland and Ireland. (“Almost always characterised by strips of cloth or rags hanging from the branches of trees, clootie wells remain places of pilgrimage reputedly bestowed with magical healing properties. In Scotland and Ireland, pieces of cloth (clooties) are dipped in the holy well or spring and then tied to a branch. The offering is accompanied by a prayer to the spirit of the well – normally a saint, or a goddess or nature deity in pre-Christian times.” http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2011/03/rags-ditches-mysterious-celtic-clootie-wells/) The Healer suggests that changes in diet and lifestyle will aid in healing our “dis-eases,” whether they are physical, psychological, or emotional; and the Six of Spirals is a powerful reminder that without our belief that it is possible to heal, we are wasting our time. It also promises that with belief, and actions that support that belief, we can heal successfully.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: The Pilgrim/Phoenix (Perseverance, Endurance/Resolution)
The Pilgrim is a reminder that sometimes we need to walk away from the people or things in our lives that are no longer a good fit if we want to continue moving forward. Her pilgrimage may be internal, releasing old resentments and pains or seeking personal growth; or it may be external, walking away from relationships, jobs, or locations that aren’t good for her in some way. In either case, she has the perseverance and strength to do what needs to be done for her growth and protection. Who doesn’t know the legend of The Phoenix, rising from the ashes in triumph to live again? In this pairing, he provides reassurance that the difficulties of your pilgrimage will be rewarded by the resolution of whatever issues have triggered it, if you persevere.