Good morning and happy Moon Day to the friends of Iris X Readings! It's a celestially auspicious week with the New Moon, Lunar New Year, and the Imbolc Crossquarter happening in one week. We are halfway through Winter this week- halfway to Spring. There is a subtle shifting in the season. This week's reading was done on The Wayfarer Tarot. https://wayfarertarot.com
The reading begins with the X of Water/Cups with a family dancing around a tree. There are deep roots going into the ground, and there is a feeling of gratitude for what you have in your life. This is a card of love, family, and relationships. Sometimes, this card represents that you have a family unit that looks like this. But with the other cards in the reading, it seems clear that this is something that you are reaching for and having a hard time finding. It is a place and time where everyone feels comfortable and harmonious. You have been trying to find a way to make this happen.
The VIII of Air/Swords appears next as a sign that you have been trapped in a cage. You are not really trapped; in fact- if you look at the card, the Raven is able to get out. While the cage is confining, it has become comfortable. You have gotten used to being in this space, and you are not able to get out even with all of the keys present to do so. You are not as trapped as you feel- your mind can find a way out. There are ways out that you have not yet considered, you are not looking the right way.
But this is about to change. The King of Fire/Wands wraps up the week showing a King on top of a hill. The King of Fire is mastering the power of transformation. Fire transforms all that it touches, changing it into something else. It turns things that seem solid to ash. You are working with your power to make a major change in your life. This is the card about knowing how to use fire to make everything new. It is success at the end of a challenging suit and a card of standing strong in your power.
The key to this week is the Ace of Fire. You have an opportunity to change everything, and it appears that you are working well with it as the King of Fire. Fire is a powerful element this week with the Imbolc crossquarter. You have an Ace and it looks like you are going to play your hand well to escape a trap that you did not realize you were in. Fire can burn everything down or you can master it, work with it, and use it instead. You are mastering a very powerful element and getting your strength back.
Here's what I see. If this is your reading, something big is changing, starting with your mind. You have been the Raven trapped in a cage, unable to get out. Now you are given an opportunity of Fire to transform your life and change everything. You have been reaching for a picture of perfection when it comes to the people in your life, and it is possible that it has blinded you to the trap that you were stuck in. Now, you are breaking out, finding your power and moving forward. Nothing will look the same after this in your life. But you are taking Fire and working well with it on a very important week. You can take this opportunity and use it to your advantage, mastering a situation that threatens to cause you harm. Instead, you take the Fire and find a way to work with it to change your life for the better.
Not an easy reading, but it shows the power of taking a challenge and turning it around. If you need a reading this week, send a message to email@example.com- it's a powerful time to get a reading!