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Iris X Reading of the Week/Week beginning on 7/4/22:


Good Morning to the friends of Iris X and happy day of the Moon to you all. 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 it is posted. Sometimes it is for one person and sometimes it is for many. This week's reading was done on The Herbcrafter's Tarot, a co-creation of Joanna Powell Colbert and Latisha Guthrie.

The week begins with Death/Marigold. If this is your reading, you are in a time of serious transition. Everything has changed. In the blink of an eye, your life is different than you expected it to be. I love the image of this card, with the focus on what is spiritual and grounding. Death is not easy, but is something that is honored and respected. Butterflies land on the Marigold and fly away- and everything becomes different than it used to be. You can't change what has happened, you can only adjust.

The Three of Air/Echinacea comes up next as a card of sadness, heartache, and pain. Sometimes, all you can do is cry for what has been lost. Maybe you have been trying to hold that back, but if you do it turns into something else, and may even come out as anger. Your heart feels like it viscerally hurts and you are having to adjust to something that has profoundly upset and disappointed you.

The Moon/Datura wraps up the week. This is the power of cycles, feminine power, and change. Things are shifting, and they will not stay like they are. It is a cycle that is changing as we speak. The Moon can bring up a lot of emotions, from spirituality to anxiety. A lot of how the Moon affects us largely depends on who we are. It is important to know that things will not always be like this. You are going through a time of change, and it is rocking your spirit right now. You will feel peaceful, happy and settled again.

The key to the week is the Madre of Water/Oats- traditionally the Queen of Cups. Consider taking a break and taking care of your heart. You are feeling everything right now, and you could use something that will nourish you and make you feel better. You need to heal, and feel your energy flow again. All you can do right now is take care of yourself and stop acting like the change you are going through is not hurting. It is time to focus on healing your heart.

Here's what I see. If this is your reading, you are going through a major shift. It has already happened, but you still feel like you are in the center of it. Your heart is broken and you are wishing things had worked out another way. It's a hard feeling to shake. But this will pass. It is not always going to hurt like it does now. You are in a time of shifts and changes and- it is really starting to weigh heavy on your heart. And so, you need to take care of yourself. Make yourself a cup of tea. Relax. Take some time off. Your heart is hurting, and you need some space to figure out which end is up. Be patient with yourself, and don't push ahead when it's time to stop and rest.

Take care, friends. And if this is your reading, give yourself a break. If you need a reading this week, send a message to irisxtarot@gmail.com

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