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Iris X Reading of the Week/Week beginning on 10.2.23:



Happy October to the friends of Iris X Readings! For the reading of the week, I am bringing out a very old friend. This is the Tarot deck that made me fall in love with Tarot. It was gifted to me by my adopted big sister in 1995. It holds a very special place in my heart, tattered as it may be. This week, the Mother of the person who got me this deck died. She was my adopted Aunt and one of the most kind people to have ever crossed my path. Both Michelle Smith and Carole Kerr are in my heart for good. It felt like a good time to bring out my Universal Waite Tarot- created by the amazing Pamela Coleman Smith. I shuffled the cards and asked for a message for someone who will see this post. Read on- see if it is for you.


The reading begins with The World. This is a card of completion and balance- being in the center in a place of equilibrium. Balance is only a moment in time; but equilibrium is a way of being and state of mind. If this is your reading, you have come to some spiritual center of peace. You feel 'at one' with the World around you, and conscious of the long road that it took you to get where you are.


The Wheel of Fortune appears next, and is a card of Fate. Things are just as they are supposed to be right now. Everything may feel 'up in the air'- spinning and changing fast. But there is a pattern and sense to what is happening in your life right now. Pay close attention, and don't try to force anything to be the way you want it to be right now. Go along for the ride; watch for signs and see what happens next.


The X of Swords is the only Minor arcana card in the reading. When this happens, it is the overall experience that the person is having; and the Major arcana cards are the big mysteries that you are learning. Right now, you are learning a lot- and it is coming from a place of sadness and pain. Things have been very hard lately- but you are at the end of it all. This is a card of completion. Things are about to go better for you.


Given that, your key is Temperance. Stay calm. Don't be extreme right now- things are more grey right now than black and white. With Temperance, you are being told to calm down. Take a deep breath. Things are about to get easier, and it's best to not push against the fates right now. Let it all be and take your energy down (or up!) a notch til you find the place in the center.


Here's what I see. If this is your reading, you have been going through an incredibly difficult time. Every time you stand up- something knocks you down again. This is about to stop, and you will see improvement. Let it all be right now, and try to not fight the fates. That never goes well for anyone. You are in a place in time that is very important to your life. Stay centered and in motion. Don't go to extremes and find a constant state of equilibrium. Things are about to let up in your life, and this will give you the space to do this. There is more sense to what is happening right now than it looks like there is.


If this is your reading, hold on. Things will improve soon. If you need a reading, send a message to irisxtarot@gmail.com. Have a great week!

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