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Iris X Reading of the Week/Week beginning on 12.4.23:

This week's reading was done on an intriguing Tarot deck created by Todd Alcott. The Pulp Tarot is a twist on traditional Tarot, illustrated with pulp illustrations. It is a bright, dynamic, and fun Tarot deck! I shuffled the cards and asked for a reading for someone who will read this post. I never know who the reading is for until I post it. Sometimes, it's for one person. Other times, it is for many. This is a reading for a person who has a lot of ideas; but may be nervous about moving forward. Read on and see if it's for you!

The reading begins with the Queen of Cups. If this is your reading, you are a person that is led by your heart. You are sensitive, kind, and compassionate- and usually focused on taking care of the needs of the people around you. Nothing makes you feel better than seeing the people in your life comfortable and happy. While you take care of the needs of the people around you, it may be important to turn that attention back onto yourself too.

The Magician comes up next. You have an idea- something that you really want to do. You have all that you need to make this happen; perhaps except for the time to do it all. You have a plan that will go very well. You may even feel restless; like there is something important that you are supposed to do. And, it's true! When the Magician comes up, you are being called into action. You have thoughts and ideas that you are ready to materialize.

But every time you try to move forward, you feel frozen in nervousness. The IX of Swords is a card of anxiety. You are overthinking to the point of not being able to move forward. It is possible that you are complicating things too much, and that is making it hard for you to take the next step. You just keep thinking of something Else- and you think yourself into a knot that you can't untie.

The key is The Hanged Man. You are in a state of suspension- but this is a card about using stillness to your advantage. You may have to think outside the box and look at your situation from a whole different angle. You don't have to move forward immediately, and you can use the time of stillness to come up with a wise plan that is sure to succeed.

Here's what I see. If this is your reading, you are the kind of person that focuses on everyone else and their needs. You are kind, sweet, compassionate- but your plans and ideas are not getting the energy that they need. You can encourage anyone with their own plans, but when it comes to your own, you find ways that things will Not work. You think to a place of anxiety- and then you can't move forward. The Magician in your reading feels important. If you take a step right now, you are likely to be successful. You have all that you need except for confidence to take a step forward. You are in a state of stillness and suspension right now, and you are not sure what to do next. You may be trying too hard. Try to relax and let ideas and thoughts come to you without immediately shooting them down with thoughts. Spend this time getting ready, so that when you try to move forward you don't stop yourself.

I am on a bit of a break from readings while I get the holiday boxes for the season ready to ship out! If you are local, I will be at Margarita's in Keene on Thursday night with a group of great readers doing mini readings! Come by, say hello, get a reading and a sprinkle of magic powder. <3

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