World Tarot Reading for Sunday January 9: Time to Begin Anew

Today is the day to begin something new, especially in regard to the way we think and communicate. It is also a good time to reestablish links with our local communities.

In the background, however, as a backcloth to this, there is some upheaval, changes which may well be disruptive, though not necessarily seen in plain sight or understood.

Nevertheless, rest assured that anything begun this day will potentially have long lasting practical value in establishing new modes and methods in the immediate future.

Copyright Francis 2022

Are We Living In The ‘End Times’? What does the Tarot say?

The 10 of Cups suggests that we are at least at some major hiatus point, both spiritually and emotionally. Reset may be too strong a word, and resets can be good or bad… I pray it is a ‘good’ one, naturally. The word Apocalypse, despite its dire reputation, literally means revelation, showing the truth – and don’t we need that?

The 8 of Swords in the background suggests to me that there is some major achievement in the realms of the mind and media which we are just not getting – yet. As to the nature of this, I am not sure, but it may involve new forms of communication which can be trusted and be more stable for humanity as a whole. This card, for me, represents the second decanate of Gemini, ruled by Venus, hinting at a generally positive development which can aid and secure all our interactions.

The Magician in the outcome position indicates that our future can be self-determined and that we can make a positive fresh start, perhaps even literally manifest heaven upon this earth, in time. We, as individuals, neighbourhoods, regions and nations, will have the ability to manifest what we need through our will power, to make changes in our lives, so long as we have the right motivation to do good for the whole, as well as for ourselves and our families. Well, let’s make it so.

Copyright Francis 2021

Whither the British Monarchy?

I asked for clarity on the future of the British monarchy. There has been much speculation about this in recent times. I drew 3 cards for the immediate situation, covert situation and outcome.

I wanted to encapsulate it in 3 short phrases, 1 for each card according to my ‘intuition’:

Divine transformation; initiation; new ‘divine’ marriage between the people and ‘the king’.

I have looked at this before and each time, instead of feeling that the monarchy will end completely, I get that it will be truly transformed. The devine feminine energy here seems very strong, hinting of a very different type of institution, perhaps not an institution in any normal sense. The sense of the devine is strong in all 3 of these cards.

Of course, I may be wrong. Maybe this will be a reinstatement of the spiritual relationship between the people and the monarch, I don’t know. I am thinking of a kind of priest king or queen. But watch this space, I think developments are imminent, certainly by spring if not much sooner.

Copyright Francis 2021

Tarot Today, Saturday 13.12.21

Today marks something new and practical which can be achieved, not only personally but in a wider sense. We may hear news regarding the economy, or money, such as crypto, or equally, important new developments politically.

In the background some long standing emotional issues, relating to family, health and similar concerns have finally drawn to a close, although this may be far less obvious. It is time to move on because, inevitably, cycles do end and we have to let go to progress in our everyday and spiritual lives. Letting go can be the hardest thing.

Nevertheless, it is also important to retain certain fundamental traditions and roots from the past. For example, it’s not logical to tar everyone and everything with the same brush if certain long standing institutions are found to be a corrupting influence. There are good people everywhere, and although there are ongoing conflicts, disruption and change, we have to bring something from the past with us for the sake of stability and humanity. Very often these roots are cultural and spiritual – we must guard against wholesale revolution, which only brings misery and degredation. Look at the lessons from the past.

Copyright Francis 2021

Where On Earth Are We Right Now?

I asked the cards how we were doing, not only in my country England and the UK, but also in the world in a general sense.

We have, after all, been in this particularly crazy and trying situation for nearly two years now, together. Are things getting better, clearer, or not?

For this question I used my own 7 card spread, which I call the ‘7 day week spread’. It’s not actually about 7 days but rather I’m using the 7 known traditional ‘planets’, including the Sun and Moon, as delineators for important areas of our national and international lives.

For example card 1 at the centre is my Sun (ie Sunday) card, which represents authority, government, monarchy, general well-being. Moon and Saturn days are self explanatory, but Tuesday is Mars, Wednesday is Mercury, Thursday is Jupiter and Friday is Venus. Think of the days of the week in French and you’ll get there.

For this reading I’m using one of my favoured Tarot de Marseille decks, the Ancient Italian Tarot by Lo Scarabeo.

So let’s start with the centre Sun card, which in this spread is La Papessa, or the High Priestess in the Rider-Waite decks. It is card 2 of the major arcana, indicating a feminine energy and perhaps a split or duality (2) in the situation right now. At the same time I think divine help is at hand and if we ask sincerely we can find out what’s been going on with all of our governmental institutions. Creatively too, it is time for self help, to look more deeply and not take everything at face value.

Card 2 is the Moon card on the top left of the spread, in this case the 7 of Wands, which for me is the first decanate of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. The Moon represents emotion, feeling, the masses, family. I think we are making good progress here with our own discernment, we know our feelings have been played with and we are beginning to see with more clarity that certain strategies won’t work, whilst some others will. I think the ball is now in our court and we can come through in a much more positive forward thinking fashion.

Card 3 is the Mars card (Tuesday) on the top right of the spread – the Sun. Mars represents individual energy, drive, industry. The Sun shows that things are looking more positive, that we can project and make changes, begin to force our own futures for the better. New ventures should generally prosper from now on so long as they are grounded in sound principles.

Card 4 is the Mercury card (Wednesday) on the very top. Mercury is all to do with the mind, communication and the media. Here we have the Chariot, a very positive sign that things are changing. We will have freedom of movement and choice locally, we will be able to organise on a more local basis. I think we can look forward to a change in the media too, the way it is presented as ‘news’. This is likely to be quite radical, but may begin quite slowly. The sun will begin to shine in areas that have been dark for too long.

Card 5 is the Jupiter card (Thursday) at the very bottom. Jupiter is long distance travel, higher education, religion, spirituality and justice. The Hanged Man here shows that long distance travel will continue to be problematic for a time but will get easier in its own time. I think we are all going to be shocked at certain legal issues too, yet find that certain outcomes were absolutely necessary and justice will come in due course.

Card 6 is the Venus card (Friday) on the bottom left. Venus is our relationships, where we feel good about ourselves. Here we have the King of Coins or Pentacles, which to me represents Taurus. I think it’s suggesting that it’s time to reconnect to the earth, to nature and to simple things. It also shows that we are due some good news in regard to all this, which might even involve the issue of money and its usage.

Card 7 is the Saturn card (Saturday) on the bottom right. This is my longer term card, or possible outcome. Here we have the Ace of Wands, which is a very positive card indeed in this placing. All is about to be renewed, it would seem, from the ground up but most especially in a spiritual sense, for this card represents the beginning of spring, the first decanate of Aries ruled by Mars. It may even suggest that by next spring, 2022, we will be well on the way to recovery and forging new lives and communities for ourselves, beyond any limitation authorities can impose upon us. Let’s hope so.

Copyright Francis 2021

The Hermit is Active! — Laura Bruno’s Blog (Reblog)

Every once in awhile, I wander into my office and see something extra magical. This afternoon, when we got home from a walk on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, I just happened to catch the Hermit’s lantern glowing: The Hermit Portal by Laura Bruno The Hermit Portal has a citrine crystal as the lantern’s “flame,” […]

The Hermit is Active! — Laura Bruno’s Blog