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Pick a Card: Your Reading This Week (5/18/14)

Posted by Donnaleigh on May 18, 2014 at 1:25 AM

The randomly drawn Tarot cards you see here are card BACKS to three decks (plus a bonus Mini Rune card added to each position). One of these choices represents a personal tarot message for you this week.

Which card gives you an intuitive "ping?" Be forewarned: the card image underneath may not match the vibe of the image on feeeeeeeel it. Feel what's "under." 

TIP: You may want to hover your hand over each one to see which one pulls you. Do you feel a pull? Or a warm spot?  Maybe you have a pendulum you can use. The card you pick will embody something energetic around you for the next week.

Once you choose a card and feel confident with your choice,

scroll down below for your personal reading.



Tarot of the Sidhe

MAAT Tarot

Mary-El Tarot

Mini Rune Deck*


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If you chose Card 1

Tarot of the Sidhe: Maker Two (2 of Pentacles), "Responsibility"

Mini Rune Deck: Perthro (Destiny, Gamble, Purpose)

This week contains the energy of responsibility, change, and juggling decisions. You are planting a seed for your future and your destiny (Rune Perthro). While it may feel like you're taking a chance at times, the choices you make today will be the foundation for your tomorrow. While changes are in effect this week, there will be the energy of a foundation for slow growth toward the future.  There is much potential contained with you, something that has not yet emerged, been birthed, become physical yet....and by planting this acorn, the tree slowly becomes the stable energy of your future that is part of a purpose.

While there may be more of a feeling of stillness than speed for important projects this week, there is certain growth that will be happening as long as you are consciously tending to the needs of the project. Like watching a plant grow, it may seem as though nothing is happening. But step away for a day, a week, a month, and you will find the stem growing leaves, blossoms, and then fruits. The slow movement is steady and true, and with this card you are both child and mother as you walk forward toward your destiny of growth.

This rune brings to us unexpected gains, surprises, and gifts. When the gifts come, be sure to use them toward your project as this will self-nurture. With this rune also often comes a strong pull of intuition, so you may feel a magnetic tug toward the direction you need to go. This is a nudge toward your destiny. What will you do with it? Feel the flow and follow the current. Don't push the river this week; allow yourself to coast a bit on the natural current that has developed, but don't forget to keep yourself on course with a few manual dips of the oars.

Are you ready to take a gamble that will influence your future positively? Are you ready to plant a seed that can sprout toward a grounded tomorrow? Are you ready to nourish the project and assure yourself growth even though it may seem painstakingly slow at times? 

Fate is in your favor this week if you're ready to take its hand, water it to nourish it, and fertilize it for optimum growth. You already have a sense of what you need to do. The next step is not so far from reach this week. Put your hand out and be ready to receive as well as be prepared to give a little. What you give will be reciprocated in equal returns, if not more.

Do you want more personal advice on how best to work through this energy? Pull a card or two for yourself this week and see what energy may help destiny unfold for you through this process.

"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit."


If you chose Card 2

The MAAT Tarot: 2 of Coins 

Mini Rune Deck: Gebo (gifts, giving, generosity, hospitality)

This is an interesting combination of card and rune. While this is the same card (2 of Pentacles) as Card 1 this week, the meanings are different between these two decks. 

First, the 2 of Coins card in this deck represents something that feels familiar, like the strange and sudden sense of Deja Vu. So quite literally, you might find yourself in a Deja Vu-like vibe where you feel you are reliving an experience or reliving a dream. Even if it is momentary, take note of the situation and the benchmark it may represent in your life, no matter how ordinary it may seem.

More likely, though, you may find yourself repeating an old pattern this week, and if you are in the more advanced phase of this experience, you may find yourself keenly aware of the pattern now. If so, bravo! You are aware through experience and that is important to addressing it. You may find yourself trying to wiggle out of this cycle so you don't repeat history. You're brought back to this place again and again for a reason. How can it be managed? 

You are asked to use your gifts (Rune Gebo) in order to find your way to the highest ground. It is within you, and you'll be brought back to this cycle again in order to provide checkpoints that you have learned what you are supposed to learn. If you do use the best that is in you, you will find your way through and meet the dawn. Sometimes the hardest experiences are where we learn our most important lessons.

If you address these patterns with high standards, you'll be putting to use your personal power and wisdom, and you'll start to demonstrate awareness and consciously express ideals. If you do not meet your own high standards, you may find disappointment and another chance to address it in the future as the pattern makes a comeback for another try.

Consider this a Universal gift, the school of life, where you are put to the test to see how you will handle it this time. It may not require the same response you may have found successful in the past. But just knowing that you've found yourself in the same place again is testimony to your having become aware of the situation and the lesson. Congratulations to you for a wise study.

As a side note, the literature that accompanies this deck speaks of the imagery of this card. You'll notice Stonehenge at the bottom, and above it is a bright figure 8 in the sky. "This figure 8 is called an analemma, which is produced when one takes a picture of the sun from the same place at the same time for a full year. The highest point is the summer solstice, and the lowest is the winter solstice. The point where it crosses over itself is called the lunar cycle."

Consider yourself in the cross-over point. When you come around again in a repeated time pattern, will you be able to respond more wisely because you have become better educated through the wisdom you have gained through this repeated experience? 

Are you ready to use your personal gifts in order to break out of the cycle? Are you ready to put them to work to your best advantage toward forward growth? Are you ready to use high standards to face your situation with acute awareness?

Do you want more personal information on awareness of this cycle? Draw a card from a nearby deck and ask about a lesson you are to learn through this or an energy you are to asked to experience through it.

"I know nothin' stays the same

But if you're willin' to play the game

It's comin' around again"

Carly Simon


If you chose Card 3 

The Mary-El Tarot: 5 of Wands

Mini Rune Deck: Hagalaz (Hail, natural disasters, storms, anger)

Of the 3 cards posed this week, this combination is the most difficult. So you may find yourself going head-to-head with some personal challenges that may at times prove frustrating and may even push your buttons. Don't consider this a bad thing; it's just part of the ebb and flow of emotions, and this too shall pass.

You may feel rushed, pushed, and things may seem to short out on you when you are in a hurry, but while this may cause a temporary glitch or setback, it will be an important part of squaring things out to a more solid tomorrow.

This lion is powerful, and part of his power is knowing when to tame it, and when to free the power to allow its natural release. Your divine will is at work this week. You'll know what you want, you'll want to control it, and yet some energy will be out of control and frustration results. Know that not all things are within your control, and some weather (Rune Hagalaz) and storms must be endured. When the storm passes, clean up as you must, make repairs, and prepare to continue. It's not the end of the world; it's just a natural weather pattern.   

And this bump in the road is not the end of the journey, it's merely a speed bump that slows you down and is actually designed to bring you more safely to your destination. After all, while speed bumps force us to a slower speed, they are designed to be an agent of imposed safety. You will endure this and learn from it. And from that, you can someday pass the lesson onto another who will later experience something similar and may use your advice to better their own life.

Keywords to this card are: Strength in opposition, perseverance, unwavering, unrelenting, powerful, great of heart. It also represents integrity, greatness, and trail blazing. With it sometimes comes a show of righteous force (will you be giving it or receiving it?), and reality bearing down on you. Know, though, that even if you feel bruised, battered, and bumped, that you have the skills to succeed.

Are you ready to harness the wild force within yourself this week? Are you ready to walk through a natural storm yet have your umbrella and clean-up crew handy? Are you ready to reach the riches by owning your personal power? This is your week to shine through adversity, and work toward tenacity, personal perseverance and wisdom. Your heart is stronger than you realize.

Do you want more personal advice on how to weather the storm? Pull a card or two for yourself this week to learn the best way to approach the weather front. What do you see in their message?

 “Hard times build determination and inner strength.

Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger.

Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers

because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with

invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.”

― Dalai Lama 


Here's wishing you a week of forward growth toward your destiny.



Categories: Pick-a-Card Readings, Life Experiences as Seen through Tarot