Tarot for Creatives January 31st to February 6th 2022
Today the moon is in the part of the sky known as Aquarius. It’s also a New Moon, bringing us a blank slate for manifesting. Approach this time with careful intent, as your thoughts today can influence the rest of the month. Aquarius likes the extraordinary and avoids the mundane, so expect to feel a little rebellious or daring during this season.
As we move into a new week, and a new month, I’m reading with the Reflect, Act Upon, Release spread today. I’m also taking my newest deck out for a spin, which always gets me excited!
The 7 of Swords asks us to Reflect on our actions lately, especially if we’ve been a little sneaky, or are considering underhanded ways to get ahead. While it’s good to know your competitors’ strengths and weakness, taking advantage or being deceitful isn’t a clever long-term plan. Dishonesty will damage your career and reputation, so abandon any cunning plans you may be plotting.
On the flip side, perhaps you’re the victim of deception, or have a suspicion that someone has been bad-mouthing you. While you might like the idea of getting revenge, it won’t serve you. Nothing stays hidden forever, so if you’re planning, or at the receiving end of stealthy underhandedness, remember that what goes around comes around, so it’s likely to bite the sender in the ass. Rise above their behaviour, and try to avoid engaging with the negativity.
This card can also indicate you trying to slip out the back door to avoid a situation. So if you’re avoiding a face-to-face conversation, and hoping you can simply disappear instead of dealing with the tricky issue, the message here is that you can face it, and definitely should.
Starting today, I need to forget what's gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what's coming next.
So what can we Act Upon? The Page of Wands is a free spirit, ready to explore new horizons. Full of enthusiasm, this card suggests you forget about the thoughts of betrayal and set your sights ahead, to where brighter and more positive things wait.
Change and new beginnings come with this card, so expect a new opportunity to come knocking. Create with light-hearted abandon this week. Embrace a child-like joy and see what happens with your creative process. A new perspective may come from a fellow creative, someone you’ve known for a long time. You might even find yourself collaborating with this person. Stay open to receiving, and see what comes your way!
The Ace of Cups suggests we Release the thinking stages of a new project. Enough time has been spent planning and dreaming, and now it’s time to actually do. With the enthusiasm of the Page of Wands, this should be an easy transition for you. Just get stuck in. Start wherever you feel most inspired, even it’s not at the most traditional launch point. The message is to begin, let inspiration take control and guide you into physically creating.
With Cups representing our emotions, the Ace also ties in with the Reflect card, advising that we release the emotions stirred by betrayal. Let that shit go, or it’ll negatively impact your energy, and eventually spill into every aspect of your life.
While the 7 of Swords has an icky vibe, I really feel that the Ace will wash it away as the week progresses. Overpowered by the enthusiasm of the Page, and the fresh start with the Ace, whatever influence lingers with you now will soon be gone if you can agree with yourself to let it go. There’s lots of creative energy around the Page and Ace, so soak it all in and get busy doing what you do best; being a creative soul!
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Deck: Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot (US Games) Matt Hughes