Iris X Reading of the Week/Week beginning on 3/20/23:
Happy Spring Equinox to the friends of Iris X Readings! May the Spring bring light and growth into your life. In this reading, it surely looks like someone has to do some Spring cleaning in their lives. It may be time to walk away from a relationship that is not working for you. I shuffled The Wayfarer Tarot deck, and asked for a reading for someone who would find this post and read it. Read on, and see if it is for you. The Wayfarer Tarot was co-created by Margaret Shipman and me. Check out our webpage: https://wayfarertarot.com.
The week begins with The Empress. This is a card of fierce love and caretaking. Are you taking care of yourself? Giving yourself time to rest and recover? Are you standing up for yourself and asking for what you need? The Empress asks the questions that a 'good' Mother might ask. If this is your reading, it is time to turn your caretaking around on yourself. Stop focusing on other people, and make sure that you are ok.
Justice appears next telling you that there is something that you know. This is a card of truth and clarity, and you are seeing the world through a lens of what is. This can be a hard card to get. The truth is often the hardest thing to see. After you see what is there, the next thing that you have to do is make a decision about how you are going to react. You are stuck in this place and having a hard time moving forward.
The IX of Fire appears next, showing you in a place of upset and defense. You feel like you have to protect yourself. You have been hurt, and you are sensitive and ready to fight back to keep yourself safe. You are dealing with a lot of challenges by yourself and pushing away people that are trying to help you.
The key to the reading is the V of Air/Swords. There is a person or situation that you have to walk away from. They are only focused on themselves and their own needs. They are selfish and unable to understand anything outside of their own perspective. You are running into a wall with this person, and it's time that you leave the situation. You are expending a lot of energy and it is ultimately not going to change anything because the person is not going to change.
Here's what I see. If this is your reading, there is a person that you have to walk away from. You have come to a place of clarity, and the next step is to stand up for yourself. As the Empress, you have probably been focusing on caring for this person, but now it is time to do the same for yourself. You are running into a wall that is not going to go away. You can continue to do this, but it is only going to give you a headache. You are getting defensive and hurt while trying to help someone that is not going to change. With Justice, your perceptions are clear. When it's time to walk away, you have to go. Be kind to yourself and treat yourself as a 'good' Mother would. Recognize that you have been hurt and that you will need peace and space to recover well.
If this is your reading, I hope that you have the power to walk away! If you need a reading this week, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org