Card Reading for Week of August 10, 2020

Nine of Cups; Knight of Swords, Reversed; Two of Swords
The Nine of Cups indicates material wealth and good health (heaven knows, we could stand to see some of that in all our lives). The Knight of Swords represents courage, heroic action, and someone who defends others. Reversed, however, it also indicates rushing into things too quickly, carelessness, and putting one’s self above others. The Two of Swords indicates balance, harmony, and when called for, standing still.
Let me step back here a minute, and talk about how I believe Tarot “works.” I use the Hanson-Roberts deck most of the time; it’s the deck you see in the pictures of my weekly readings. I prefer it because every card, both Major and Minor Arcana, have detailed illustrations. To me, the “magic” of the Tarot is the ability of the subconscious mind to bring connections inspired by the card’s images. Our subconscious already KNOWS what we need to, it’s simply a matter of bringing those thoughts to the surface and acknowledging them.
Back to the three card for this week:
Nine of Cups: Everyone is worried simultaneously about the economy and the pandemic right now. Prosperity and health are lacking. The Nine of Cups reassures us that we will, eventually, get through this. My grandmother survived the 1918 Flu Epidemic. My grandfather survived polio as a young man, and the loss of his family business later in life. We are resilient. We will survive.
Knight of Swords: Don’t rush. I know we all want this to be over, to see our friends, to go back to work or to school. Twenty-Heckin’-Twenty can not pass soon enough. But we have to be patient.
Two of Swords: Balance. Stillness. Calm. The hardest part of this year is the waiting. Hang in there. We will get through this together.

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