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Iris X Reading of the Week/Week beginning on 9/26/22:

Good Morning 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 for one person in particular. Other times, many people relate. This week's reading was done on a favorite deck of mine: The Hush Tarot by Jeremy Hush. 

The week begins with the IX of Wands; a card of defense. If this is your reading, you are hard for other people to get to know. You keep yourself separate from people, protecting what is yours. You have a lot going on, and you don't know how to accept help. You figure that if you want something done right you will have to do it yourself. You have been moving through the world like this for a long time, and you are running out of energy. 

The Hermit appears next, showing that you have always been the kind of person to want to do things on your own. You tend to wander and listen; read and ponder. You prefer to be alone and quiet. The outside world often seems like way too much to manage. You like to do things your way, and you don't tend to connect well with people. Call it introverted or being a 'loner', you need a lot of time on your own to recover from life. 

The VIII of Cups wraps up the week with a challenge. This is the card of a vision quest. You are feeling like something isn't quite coming together. The answers that you are looking for are likely to come from you. There are some things that we just have to work out alone. You feel like you need some space to understand your purpose and find the meaning in your life. The cards are challenging you to take a break and figure some things out in your life. 

The key to this reading is the X of Pentacles. This is a card of great prosperity and success. You have a lot in your life- and that includes a community. This is a card of connections, growth, and feeling satisfied and complete with what you have in your life. It looks like things have been stressful and busy, and it's hard to be around people. But you have a lot of good things happening in your life as well. You are rich in many ways, and the key is to see that. 

Here's what I see. The first three cards of this reading speak of being alone, and wanting it to be that way. There is the feeling of fending off help, because you don't know how to let people get close enough to help you. Then, the realization that you actually like being alone, and perhaps even find a spiritual connection when you have space to yourself. And then, the feeling like you need space to figure things out for yourself. Certainly, this reading loudly says: I need space and I am not getting it. But then, the twist of the reading is in the key. You are actually quite successful, and perhaps this is part of your anxiety. Your life is packed, and even the good things in your life can just feel like one more thing to do. By all means, be The Hermit. This is needed right now. But don't forget to reflect on the things that are making you happy. Don't fend everyone off, some people are there to support you. 

If you need a reading this week, send a message to Have a great week! 

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