• Julie Embleton

Tarot for Creatives May 16th to 22nd 2022

Hello, Creatives!


Not only do we have a Full Moon in Scorpio today, but there’s also a total lunar eclipse, so expect double the Full Moon Fever! This Full Moon brings themes of revisiting the past, and/or releasing emotion surrounding people, relationships, and feelings. With the influence of Scorpio, personal emotional transformation is present too, which brings the opportunity to make changes and gain new insights with our aspirations. With this in mind, this week’s spread asks the following; What needs releasing, What is hidden, What needs attention.


Tarot for Creatives forecast for May 16th to 22nd 2022
8 of Cups, Justice, 6 of Swords. Tarot Illuminati by Erik C Dunne

A card perfectly encapsulating the theme of release is the 8 of Cups. Change and transition come with this card, sometimes manifesting as abandonment, when walking away from something, or someone, will prove for your better good. Disappointment often surrounds a situation when this card appears, too; typically relating to an achievement or success not turning out as envisaged. Instead of enjoying the success, there’s a feeling of hollowness, making you question many fundamental aspects of your life. This can lead to soul-searching, prompting an inner-shift where, despite the positive aspects within your life, a change needs to come. What are you disappointed with right now? Are you emotionally frazzled? What’s no longer working for you? With Cups representing relationships, creativity, and our emotions, be honest about what’s draining you, and take the steps to instigate release.


"Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable, and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences." - Eckhart Tolle


Justice deals with truth and fairness, so in the What is Hidden position, it indicates concealed truths, and/or someone taking advantage. The question is, are you the one hiding truths and being unfair, or are you the person in the dark? Once Justice swings her sword, that curtain will come down and all will be revealed, so get ready for the scales to balance. This is the card of just desserts, so regardless of who’s hiding what, and from whom, the secrecy will be revealed, and paid for. Justice also reminds us about action and consequence. Your present and future circumstances are a result of decisions and actions, so looking back to the 8 of Cups and its sense of disappointment, what lessons does Justice bring to that situation? Remain fair and honest with yourself and others this week. Decisions need to be made—especially with the influence of the 8 of Cups—and as you ponder your choices, ask if you’re the one who will pass the judgement, or if you must simply accept the decision made.


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The 6 of Swords brings us a second card of transition, indicating that a shift into a new state of mind needs your focus. This card typically appears after a difficult period, when a challenge has left you fragile, but not without hope. Better times lie ahead, as indicated by the smooth waters and distant land in the background of the card. With the 8 of Cups and Justice at its rear, this card indicates a challenge with shedding what no longer serves, but a sense of hope and moving on following that release. With Swords the cards of intellect and communication, it calls for a more positive mindset, where, even though you may be feeling a little battered, determination will keep you afloat. It’s a regretful, but necessary transition, and with the strength of Justice by your side, it will serve everyone’s better good.


Three powerful cards this week, carrying a strong message of transition. With the New Moon in Scorpio packed with personal transformation energy, it looks like we have a week of heightened emotion ahead. Buckle up, creative souls!

Deck: Tarot Illuminati (Lo Scarabeo) Illustrated by Erik C Dunne

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