Tarot for Creatives April 4th to 10th 2022
The Moon enters its waxing crescent phase this week which makes it a great time to get busy hustling and manifesting with creative endeavours. Roll up those sleeves and get stuck in. If you can show up every day, stick to your plan, and stay focused, you’ll be harnessing the best of the waxing crescent energy. Check in on your intentions too. How’s it all lining up? Does anything need a tweak? With focus being the keyword, this week’s spread looks at how and where to aim our focus by asking ‘What area needs focus, what energy should we work with, and what should we avoid?’
The card of toil opens our reading this week. The 10 of Wands is that last mile, when the weight feels the heaviest and energy has waned. Tens are cards of completion, so the good news is that you’re almost there! Keep your eye on the prize this week. Yes, you may be tiring, and perhaps fed up with your current project, but you’ve come too far to halt now.
Check in with your intentions from when you started out; do they still align? And what about the passion that drove this project? Can you stir one final scoop of motivation from the pot? The 10 of Wands asks us to focus on our mindset this week, pleading with us not to give up. Accomplishment is one final push away, so take a deep breath and take this final mile with determined steps.
Go on, give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back!
The 4 of Wands brings an uplifting message of celebration. It’s the card of support, in both the foundational sense, and when it comes to help from others. With the 10 of Wands asking us not to quit, the 4 confirms the strength of our project, and once again, reminds us of all we’ve already achieved. Celebrate the fact you’ve reached this stage, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if this last mile demands a helping hand. The 4 of Wands proves you’ve done the important work and to remember this as you push ahead.
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller." - Kelly Clarkson
The spiky 3 of Swords is the card of sorrow and loss, so in the Avoid position, it points to lingering on failure and its associated grief this week. Perhaps a memory of a recent failing is haunting you now, cementing the toil message of the 10 of Wands, where you’re wondering if it’s all worth the effort. The 3 of Swords reminds us that heartbreak is one of life’s harder lessons, and giving ourselves the space and time to move through the process will strengthen our inner foundation. With echoes of the stability brought by the 4 of Wands, it reminds us that ‘what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger,’ so instead of trying to avoid the pain, acknowledge what you learned from it, and how that can support you moving forward. If fear of loss or failure is holding you back from making that final push through the 10 of Wands, let that fear go. You have the strength needed to weather whatever lies ahead.
An interesting mix of cards this week, encouraging us to keep pushing ahead, and holding faith in ourselves. With the foundation message of the 4 of Wands, checking in on intentions will help to keep us driven, and if that heavy 10 of Wands energy has you dragging, remind yourself of the upcoming celebrations once you do finish!
Deck: Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot (US Games) Matt Hughes