Iris X Reading of the Week/Week beginning on 1.3.22:
Good Morning and Happy moon day to the friends of Iris X Readings! Every week, I shuffle the cards, and ask for a reading for someone who will read this post. I never know who it will be for until I post it. This week's reading was done on The Wayfarer Tarot, created by Margaret Shipman and Stacy Salpietro Babb.
The IX of Air begins this reading with a house that is haunted by a murder of crows. If this is your reading, you are in a house of unrest. You can't stop thinking and over thinking; and you are feeling very anxious. The Air suit is the suit of Swords and of words- and you are feeling very vulnerable in a place that you should feel safe. For the person that this reading is for, you are not able to get a break and when you do- you feel haunted by words and thoughts. It can represent nightmares- both awake and asleep.
The next card is the Knight of Fire. The upset that you are going through is making you feel impulsive at times. Just look at the image, with the man on the biplane waving his torches in a feat of strength. You have times of feeling like you are going to just do something impulsive and seemingly 'crazy'. You are like fire right now; up and down- and at times pondering taking serious risks despite better judgment.
Temperance wraps up the week with the advice of- relax. Bring it all down a bit. You are going through a lot, and your emotions are swinging to extremes. With Temperance, you temper your emotions and come to a place of balance. This is a card of moderation; and not getting pulled to one side or the other. It seems that you have a situation that is trying to destabilize you. Right now, the best thing that you can do is to strike a balance, take a breath- and refuse to be pulled around.
The key to this reading is The Hanged Man. This is the card of being at a crossroads, and needing a change. It seems like you are up against a wall, and things can't keep going how they have been. You don't have to decide what to do right away. You can stay in the in-between trying to figure out what to do until you feel ready to make a change. But the key here is that something has to give. You can't keep running into the same wall.
Here's what I see. If this is your reading, you are really going through a hard time. You are being haunted by words that have been spoken, and when you try to rest- you are not able to. You feel hurt and harassed. Because of this, you are going through serious ups and downs in your emotions, and having impulsive thoughts. Before you hop on a biplane with torches, Temperance suggests that you don't let people and their words drag you around. You get to decide how you react, even if you can't define how everything else will work. The key to the whole situation is that doing something extreme will not help you feel better, even if you are upset. Instead, you need to look at the situation that you are in. It needs to change. Your emotions are being pulled back and forth, your house is being haunted by a murder of crows. And that is the change that needs to happen; it can't continue like this. You have to find a way to quiet the chatter that is upsetting you so- and that brings you to a crossroads. You are running into a wall. You have some time to decide what to do; but I would focus in what the next steps are. Use this time of in- between to come up with a plan.
Have a great week, and if this reading is for you- hang in there. I am not available this week for Tarot card readings, but will be booking into the next few weeks. If you would like a reading, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy New Year!