Tarot Reading for the Collective ~ June © 2012 Sarah Barry
Must. Keep. Working. Must. Not. Stop. So. Much. To. Learn. And. Do.
Yes 5 of Swords, but where exactly is the learning in all this do-ing? The world is full of experiences that can only be felt through the heart, yet you spend all this time just getting the facts so that you are irrefutable in an argument. So what? How is this teaching of yours going to make The Collective come out of suffering?
Good. Work. Ethic. Helpful!
I agree. And we would love to remember that work ethic as we move on to the Lady of Vessels (often called the Page of Cups) for some teachings for the heart. You have been helpful in keeping us out of trouble, and now we must dive into the experience of being alive rather than being in constant preparation for what could come.
Yes! And it is good to let go and let life happen and just trust that we are ready for what awaits us in every moment! We are going to the Lady of Vessels now!
Oh Lady! Thank goodness you’re still here! We thought we were going to be forever stuck with the 5 of Swords, learning about the minute details but never the bigger picture. What joys of the heart do you have to share with us?
Oh Collective. I do appreciate the trouble it took you all to get here, but I’m just about to pop out with the Lady of Staves. There are some fires that need putting out and she would appreciate some help. We’ll have to chat another time.
Oh…. maybe we should just go back to the 5 of Swords then.
Oh for goodness sake! Don’t go back to something that isn’t working for you just because your ideal pick-me-up isn’t available exactly when you want it! You don’t need to stay with me for long anyway. Just getting here with a desire to learn how to sit with your heart and be authentic is enough.
With a strong will to learn how to be truly happy through experience rather than belief, you will grow no matter what lessons you face. I must go. I can see the 5 of Pentacles is awaiting you.
Remember what I said Collective!
(Sigh). Okay Lady. Hi 5 of Pentacles. Why do you always look so destitute?
Shhh. It’s a disguise. Things aren’t really that bad when I’m around. It just might look that way due to the way these tarot card artists keep painting me.
Have you ever had a nugget of golden wisdom spoken to you by someone unexpected? Like a small child, an old man with dementia or a homeless lady?
Classic 5 of Pentacles stuff! I like to wrap my wise teachings in an unexpected cloak so that only the perceptive ones get what I’m talking about. People who don’t recognize me just think life is going to shit. Hearing my message in its true form is enough to break apart paradigms and see more of your true purpose in life.
Wow! …can we please spend the rest of the month with you, oh 5 of Pentacles?
Nah, I have a garbage tip to rummage through. Carry on – The Emperor is waiting.
Again? Hi Emperor, weren’t you here last month?
Hmmm. Yes, I was. When Psychic Sarah started shuffling the cards, I just happened to be in the neighbourhood, so I thought I’d pop in again.
Great! What would you like to share with us?
Well, seeing I’m here again, I’m guessing that some of The Collective might appreciate the reminder that they are ready to take on board new responsibilities they were previously reticent about.
With my presence, we are all able to lead in the way that we choose, in an environment that can be incredibly supportive to our inner growth. I can help people harness their talents and present them in a way that better assists their communities through nonviolent thought, speech and action.
…And I can help with the motivation required to take on board such responsibilities!
Hello? Who was that?
The 2 of Wands! Hang out with me to put more vision into the concept! More fire in the heart! More presence into the journey!
…And I’ll just keep everything nice and stable, to make sure that no one gets so carried away that they forget the more practical aspects of life that keep us all alive and well.
And you are?…
The 4 of Pentacles. Hello. I have also been given the honour of presenting the 3 Wild Cards for the month. Hear what each of them has to say, and walk with whichever one floats your boat:
…I’m the 7 of Swords. I’ll help you choose your priorities better so that you stay away from crazy drama. I can be misunderstood, and my journey is usually solitary, but within that solitude is room to get clear about how you can walk on a path with fewer ridiculous obstacles.
…I’m Death. I will remove situations that are no longer working for you. I can frighten people but only because they forget their true nature. I am all for cleansing the spirit and accumulating new wisdom that takes you closer to understanding the mysteriousness of life, and your part to play in it.
…And I am the King of Vessels. I am at one with my emotional space – I love to explore the universe within my body, never flitting over seemingly small painful moments. With each reaction comes the opportunity to observe, and grow. To sit with me is to sit with yourself in all your pain and joy. I will remind you of your wholeness.
See the pictures of the 3 Wild cards below to help you make your choice, or enjoy them all. Have a beautiful month!
Tarot Deck used for this reading: Alchemical Tarot by Robert M. Place
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