24 Jul Did You Make The Right Choice? | Weekly Tarot Reading | 7/24 – 7/30
Hello Tarot Friends,
Did you make a decision recently that you’re not so sure about?
Your reading this week has signs of regret and uncertainty. These feelings could plague you as the week continues. But if you can navigate the storm, you’ll find yourself landing on dry ground again soon.
You’ve likely started something new, or become involved with a process that was exciting at first, but has begun to lose its novelty.
It’s possible you made the wrong decision somewhere along the way, or it may just be that the honeymoon phase has come to an end. Regardless, you can find your way through one step at a time.
Let’s take a look at the wisdom the cards hold for your week ahead.
Card #1: The Hierophant | Following The Rules
The Hierophant is all about hierarchy and following society’s rules. It represents tradition, conformity, and knowledge.
The Hierophant sits high on a throne wearing a large golden crown symbolizing his relationship to divine wisdom. The two monks beneath him must follow the strict rules and traditions to reach the Hierophant’s honored position.
Only the great priest holding the scepter hears the divine mandates. Others must listen to and follow what he knows without question.
You might be entering a period of conformity where you have to follow the guidelines others set out for you. Maybe you’re starting a training program, joining a larger corporation, or becoming a part of a social circle that is particular about its beliefs.
Perhaps you are looking to further your wisdom or experience so you can move ahead in your career. While the tried and true pathway may feel stifling at first it also has wisdom you can benefit from.
There might not be a lot of wiggle room to start off, but all systems – even the oldest of traditions, may at some point be ready for an update.
Bringing your unique perspective to a new workspace or belief system could help you excel in this new environment. However, be prepared for push back and even isolation if your ideas are too far outside the norm.
While innovation may not be the hallmark of this current period in your life, conformity to the structure could create safety and security for you.
Something has already been established through hard work, so your energy and attention can go to other things like family or personal well-being.
Entering a new arena of experience has both benefits and costs that you’ll have to come to terms with. Your next card is a sign you might feel isolated and melancholy as a result of losing some of the freedom you once had.
Even if the road ahead ultimately leads you to better opportunities and perhaps even more freedom, your current situation might not live up to what you were hoping for.
Card #2: Four Of Cups | Feeling Stuck
The Four of Cups is often called the “hangover card.” Following the wild celebration of the Three of Cups, where the party might get a little out of hand, the Four of Cups is a card of retreat and recovery.
The Four of Cups symbolizes apathy, boredom, and feeling stuck. You might feel like you aren’t where you want to be and ask yourself the question, “How did I get here?”
With the Four of Cups there can be very little interest in engaging with what’s in front of you. Whether it’s a relationship that has moved beyond the honeymoon phase, or a career path that has lost its luster, you could feel uncertain about why you ended up where you did.
With the constraints and rules of your previous card, The Hierophant, it’s possible you are feeling bored or underutilized.
The card image shows a man sitting beneath a tree with three cups before him. He yearns for the celebratory Three of Cups experience from his past, but knows it has come to an end.
In his grumpy mood, the man is unaware of a divine hand reaching out to him offering the fourth cup. There are more opportunities available to you than you might think. But to reach them you’ll have to shake off the funk.
You may have a momentary “hangover,” following a period of excitement and celebration. So any melancholy you experience does not need to last long.
What’s being asked is for you to get over the hump, and get moving again. The hand reaching out with the cup to the man is a sign there is more to come, and in ways you may not expect.
That being said, your next card is a clear sign you’re going to have to make sacrifices to gain what you are after. Letting go of one part of your life may be required if you’re going to make the best of what’s in front of you now.
Card #3: Five Of Cups | An Important Sacrifice
The Five of Cups is the natural progression from your previous card, the Four of Cups.
Feelings of melancholy and stagnation can sink deeper into total despair if you’re not careful.
The Five of Cups represents grief, disappointment, and feeling let down. Past decisions or important losses could begin to haunt you.
Did you make the right decision? Was there something different you could have done?
These questions could rise up creating more grief and uncertainty. But the fact of the matter is whatever has happened cannot be reversed.
As you can see in the card image there is still a bridge which leads to new hope and unknown potentials. So all is not lost if you are willing to pick up your head and move on.
Luckily, there is a positive interpretation of the Five of Cups as well. The Five of Cups can symbolize intelligent sacrifices.
The man in the image stands before three cups which have spilled. He mourns their loss and stays with them, knowing there is nothing he can do.
You might feel like something has come to an end, but this ending may be an important sacrifice on your journey.
There are two cups remaining. And the path ahead actually looks positive in the card image. A beautiful house surrounded by fertile land awaits.
In this sense, there may be something you need to let go of in order to grow and thrive in another part of your life.
With the Hierophant as your first card, it’s possible you’ve had to let go of some of your freedom in order to gain the experience or wisdom you know you need.
It may not be an easy decision you’ve made, or even one you are totally sure about. But what’s done is done, and the promise of new opportunities awaits.
When One Door Closes…
It’s possible you’ve had to make a challenging decision recently that you’re unsure about.
Only after you’ve decided, the grass is beginning to look greener in the other direction. But the truth is you can’t know what the other direction might have held.
Your first card, The Hierophant, is a sign you may be in a relationship, organization, or system with strict rules and regulations. This structure could feel stifling or overbearing, but there is also a lot of value in the experience and wisdom you can gain.
Even if your new experience can benefit you in certain ways, your second card, the Four of Cups, is a sign you may feel detached and reluctant. Any excitement may have faded, leaving you feeling uncertain about your decisions.
Your final card, the Five of Cups, might be an indication you could start feeling really stuck and remorseful for what’s been lost if you’re not careful.
The Five of Cups can also be a sign of mature and practical sacrifices that need to be made. So when the uncertainty begins to subside, you are sure to pick yourself back up, and see what’s possible once again.
One step at a time, and you’ll find your way to where you belong.
When one door closes, another is sure to open.
Take your time, and be kind to yourself this week.
And in service,
P.S. Do you prefer more structure or freedom in your life? What ways have you learned to help yourself when you’re feeling stuck or lost? You can leave me a comment here on our blog, and let me know!
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