So I decided to focus my tarot forecast this week on the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse that is occurring tomorrow morning. Eclipse energy comes with the themes of transformation, change, decisions. Lunar eclipses tend to powerfully connect with our internal world.
This is accurately reflected with the first card that flipped out from the deck, the two of swords.
This card shows a woman that is in the process of making a decision. And she is basing this decision on the facts, rather than her emotions. Notice she has her arms crossed over her heart, the emotional waters are behind her, and she’s going within by wearing a blindfold to limit distractions. In this spread, she is asking the question, what is the truth of this situation and what is not the truth. Eventually, she is going to make a decision. Choosing one sword (The Ace of Swords).
The next card that appeared was The Lovers. Most people see The Lovers and automatically think that this card pertains to love & relationships. And while yes this can be, mainly though, The Lovers is about decisions. It’s a Gemini card, which corresponds to the element of air (thoughts, decisions). So here we see in the middle of this spread we have two air element tarot cards reflecting an overall theme of duality.
Now, lets take a look at the cards on both sides. On the left, we have The Five of Wands and The Tower. On the right, we have The Sun and The Ace of Swords. Talk about duality! What I am seeing within this spread, is that something has become so glaringly apparent that it can no longer be ignored. A decision is required or a conversation needs to happen.
On the left, The Tower and the Five of Wands reflect an explosive energy similar to the lid of a pressure cooker being blown off! I find it interesting that we have political elections happening on this day. We’ll see what happens! But on an individual level, this can reflect an argument or heated discussion that blows off the top of the Tower. These cards can also reflect an internalized anger or a feeling of pressure that transforms into a sudden insight. You know the phrase “that was the straw that broke the camel’s back”? This is it. This is the last Jenga block that took down the whole structure!
The Tower upright tells us that a change is required for our best and highest good. It shakes us out of a current paradigm wherein we may have been denying the truth of a situation or have become stagnant in an aspect of our lives. It tends to be rough as it is occurring, but afterwards, we reflect back on the rubble and realize that it was a blessing in disguise. For the destruction of the Tower sets us free from the confines of its walls that have been keeping us prisoner.
The Universe is perpetually in motion. The eclipses this year that are occurring on the Taurus & Scorpio axis are just too powerful to allow what is no longer working in our lives to continue to stand as is. Eclipse energy has a window of influence that is felt most strongly felt about 2 weeks before and after. So, for some of you, changes may have already happened, or are about to, or perhaps you are smack dab in the middle of it.
But whatever this is for you, The Tower was built on a foundation that was faulty from the beginning, or like an old building, perhaps some upgrades and renovations are required to bring it up to current code. Hmmm. Should the Tower be rebuilt? Can it be? Or is the destruction beyond repair? This can go either way, depending on your situation. But there is a decision here. After all, the Tower has fallen. So, now let’s shift our focus to the cards on the right.
We have the Ace of Swords and The Sun. Wow. I want to quickly mention, that in this spread, we have a lot of Divine energy here. The Tower, The Lovers, The Ace of Swords. Powerful, hard-hitting source energy. The catalyst of change. The Ace of Swords shows us that the truth can be a double-edged sword. What is your core truth? The Sun supporting the Ace of Swords is asking you, are you truly happy? Both cards indicate a self-empowerment that requires YOU to take the course of action that you feel places you in alignment with what you want your future to be. When was the last time you felt the joy we see expressed in The Sun?
The swords suit corresponds to communication. Are you clearly communicating your needs to others? Speaking your truth before it turns into a pressure cooker is much easier on you and others. Most people have their own stuff going on and usually are not paying attention as much as we think they are. Are you assuming they “should” know what you want? They may be missing your subtle clues. Get it out in the open and see what happens. You could be pleasantly surprised or disappointed. As I mentioned before, the truth is a double-edged sword. It’s not always pretty, but it is what it is. At the very least you will know. And as the saying goes, “when you know better, you do better”.
I can’t help but notice the Two of Swords again. I think this may additionally, be a time marker. We have about two months remaining for the rest of the year. Two months to think things over, make a decision, have those important conversations, bring ourselves into alignment. Clear out the clutter. Create space in order to make a fresh start in 2023. I think individually and collectively, we are tired of the tension, distractions and chaos. We may not have so much control over what is going on in the world, but that makes it so much more important to exert a positive influence over what we can control in our personal life. In my private readings, I see so many people that are making or ready to make big changes in their lives. Are you one of them? Look at these cards again. There is a big difference between what we see on the left versus the right. Separating the two sides are The Lovers and The Two of Swords. Choices. Decisions.
Next year’s numerology, 2023 adds up to the number “7”. This corresponds to The Chariot in the major arcana. The number seven speaks of movement, growth, independence. This card denotes getting oneself together in order to move forward. But this can only be achieved when The Charioteer limits distractions and focuses his entire “force of will” towards a goal. This concentrated force is what unites the sphinxes, enabling the chariot to move forward.
Pay attention to what is rising up for you at this time. I can just about guarantee, challenges that you are facing are bringing valuable insights to the surface to be resolved.
Tips: Don't obsess over things that are beyond your control. Do what you can and move on. Don’t try to force a square peg into a round hole. Leave it be for now and see what happens. A better option may come in or it may conclude on its own. Do get out and partake in something you enjoy. Give yourself a special treat. Ground your energy by spending time outdoors, with your pets and/or with people that bring you joy. Try to socialize this week. You never know what may happen!
Have a great week!
Christine Mann (aka Texas Tarot Lady) is a gifted psychic intuitive that specializes in tarot, astrology & numerology. She is also well versed in a variety of other esoteric subjects & divination methods. She maintains a strict code of ethics and utilizes her gifts to shed light on a situation or to reveal information, insights and perspectives that empower and add value to the client's current path. Her reading style is positive, professional and honest. She is currently the Saturday in-house reader at Indigo Moons in Houston, TX. and is also available for private readings and parties/events. For more information, see her website at www.texastarotlady.com
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