Weekly Tarotcast: 3/5-3/11

While I pull a card every day for myself, on Monday's I like to take a moment to check in with the general energy of the week. This short reading is intended to reveal insight for the collective consciousness, or the energies we as a unified society may experience in the coming week. The messages that you relate to are the messages you were meant to hear! If you are interested in expanding on how this energy will affect you in the coming week, I encourage you to book a three card reading so we can explore deeper.

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Two of Swords

Keywords: Indecision, Choices, Confusion

In the Two of Swords, we can see a woman sitting down with a sword in each hand and a blindfold over her face. The energy of the ocean behind her is calm, but there are still obstacles in the way of oncoming ships – this is very much how the woman's mind feels at this time. Her swords are perfectly balanced and she has a calm expression on her face indicating that her mind is stable and balanced as she considers the two different choices that each sword represents. But since she is blindfolded, she cannot clearly see the problem nor the solution and continues to alternate between each option. Since this card is in the Suite of Swords, we know that her problem needs to be solved with logic and intellect. We also see a waxing moon in the sky, showing us that there can be a new beginning once she makes her decision and resolves the problem.

So how does this apply to you this week? Well, maybe you are feeling like the woman in the Two of Swords. You are stuck between two options and not sure how to proceed. It could be a struggle between your logic and your intuition, a decision you need to make at work or in a relationship, or a stalemate between you and another person. Maybe you are overthinking this decision or completely distancing yourself from having to make it – either way, you must resolve your situation decisively to bring yourself true peace of mind.

Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days...What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This card can often indicate that you have put this blindfold on yourself as a way to hide from having to commit to a decision. It's a way for you to pretend that if you ignore it long enough, it will disappear. But as we all know, this isn't the case. Eventually your conscience will force you into facing your refusal to directly deal with your situation. And if you keep avoiding it, you may end up with the painful energies of the Three of Swords...who wants that?

The Two of Swords is also an indication that you lack some important information that you need to know to make the right decision. Since you're all up in your head and going back and forth from one sword to the next, you may be missing some information, ignoring alternative solutions, or not seeing the potential risks of either option. It is time for you to take your blindfold off and see the situation more clearly, to lay down your swords and use your logic to help you discern what is best for you, and to look to the moon and know that by making your choice, you can find peace. A new beginning can arise from this difficult process. Just make that decision already!

Try this affirmation from The Spirit of Herbs by Michael Tierra and Candis Cantin to help you find the balance between your options so you can think more clearly this week:

"Through my heart's path, i create balance within."

Please reach out if you have any questions about this card, the energies this week, or if you would like to do a reading around the potential outcomes of each of your options. In a Three Card Reading, we could look at the two options you are facing, understand their potential outcomes, and create an action plan for you to move in the direction that best serves you. If you're interested in exploring your situation through Tarot, go ahead and book a reading! And remember, I am always here for you!

See ya next week,
Sarah