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Iris X Reading of the Week/Week beginning on 8.22.22

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- sometimes, it's even for me! This week's reading was done on The Wayfarer Tarot, the first deck created by me and Margaret Shipman. The next deck is in process! 

The week begins with the IV of Air and a need to lay low and rest. If this is your reading, you have been feeling really exhausted, and like you have to take a break from the world. You feel too exposed and accessible, and feel like you have to pull back for your own safety and sanity. It's a matter of regaining control of your situation. It looks like saying 'no' a lot. 

The Moon shows up in the center as one of our most sensitive cards of the deck. You are pushed and pulled by the currents around you, and you are feeling bombarded. The Moon is a card where things feel like they are shifting and changing a lot. You are not sure what you can count on, and feel anxious. If this is your reading, you need a more solid boundary, so the IV of Air is good news. Unfortunately, the line usually has to be drawn because it is being repeatedly crossed. 

Temperance wraps up the week with the advice of moderation and balance. You have to stay centered and calm right now. It is easy to get pulled to extremes, and right now you have to keep at least one foot on the ground. Basically- calm down a little bit. Hold it all lightly. Don't let things get to you so much. Find a place of serenity where you are not affected by every emotion that passes your way. 

The key to the week is The Emperor. After some whimsical cards, The Emperor feels like a very practical key. This is the card of being in charge. You are trying to take authority over your life, and these are the steps that are going to help you to get there. The Emperor is a card about being serious and looking at the long term future. It is about being responsible, and doing what you say you are going to do. Make a plan- and stick to it. 

Here's what I see. If this is your reading, you have been taking too much for too long. You are now in a place where you are trying to protect yourself in defense. You feel like you have to build up a wall between yourself and others. You are feeling everything, and need a break. The best thing that you can do here is to embody Temperance. Stay right in the center and in balance. Don't let anything touch you. Be calm and clear. What you are doing is taking control over your life, and it feels like it is absolutely necessary. Your compassion has taken you to the place of needing a break. This is a good move on your part, especially if it makes you feel guilty. 

I am back from a Tarot residency this week, and have openings for readings! If you would like to set up a reading, send a message to

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