Weekly Tarot Reading for the week of May 1, 2017
Four of Swords, Ten of Swords, and Page of Pentacles
Four of Swords– click here for an in-depth analysis (this week’s card)
This Four of Swords suggests you take a break this week from whatever you find yourself struggling with. Whether it be work, romance, friends, family, et cetera, withdraw yourself from the situation and the stress. Use this time away to rest, relax, and recharge your batteries. In addition, reflect on the issue and reconnect with yourself and what’s important to you. You may want to try meditating, writing in a journal, or taking a walk outside to clear your mind and rejuvenate.
Ten of Wands –
The number Ten represents completion and achievement of your goal(s). However, with success comes responsibility and the Ten of Wands suggests you have been taking on too much and it’s become burdensome. As a result, you’re worn out, over worked and exhausted. The Ten of Wand’s message is to know your own limits.
These responsibilities do not necessarily have to be job related. You could be a stay at home mom or dad, or a full-time student who’s also working, or someone who has a career but also volunteers. There’s so many ways we humans can over do it.
Page of Pentacles–
The Page of Pentacles may bring news of new money or an opportunity to make money. He has the desire to learn new things, begin new projects, and has an entrepreneurial spirit. He’s committed, practical, and enthusiastic. He reminds you to stay grounded and that planning is necessary in manifesting all ideas as well as patience. His goals are realistic. He also loves animals, nature, and prefers to be outside.
All three cards are from the Minor Arcana which represent our day-to-day lives; our ups and downs, challenges and opportunities.
One Wand, one Sword, one Pentacle and zero Cups – implying this week, you may find yourself focusing more on your desires, your thoughts, and resources, and less about feelings/emotions.
Directionality – The knight in the Four of Swords has his eyes closed but he’s facing upwards and open. The guy in the Ten of Wands is looking right at him – is he thinking, boy do I need some rest? Yet he and the Page, have their backs towards each other. Why? The Page brings new ideas and new projects therefore, the Ten might be saying, “I don’t need anymore projects. I already have my hands full”. The Page is looking forward, to the future. Maybe if the Ten gets some rest and recharges his energy, he would be able to tackle new projects or more clientele.
The Four of Swords suggests you’ve been experiencing some struggles in your life and you need to withdraw yourself and step away. The Ten of Wands suggests you have been taking on too much and although you’ll succeed, you must be careful not to burn out.
When we combine these two, it’s evident the struggles may be due to your drive and ambition. When it comes to your goals, you may need to some help and support and realize/acknowledge that you can’t do it all on your own. Both cards, seems to be sending a message to slow down. Both the 4S and the 10W point to a need to reconnect and to reflect on the matter at hand. The Page loves nature and this may be an indication that nature walks, meditating, being around the beauty of nature and all its gifts may help ground you as the 4S suggests.
Further, the Page, which is the last card in this linear spread, is looking towards the future. It suggests if you take some time to rest, reflect, and to accept some help, you’ll be reenergized and have a clear mind. And with the Page’s new opportunities, you’ll be in a good position to seize them.
The Tarot cards used in this reading are from Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot by Barbara Moore and Eugene Smith © 2014 Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125. All rights reserved, used by permission.