Tarot Reading for the Collective ~ November 2015
Well it’s November and it’s been quite a year don’t you think? When we started the Year of the Goat I was like “Yay! Goats are cute and friendly!” And then I took a look at what was going on in the world around me, and I remembered that goats are very much into climbing vertical cliffs and balancing on inch-wide-rocks on the edge of precipices. Sometimes they fall but so often they just land, take a breath and keep on leaping upwards.
Does this remind you of your year? The “well, it’s kinda hard right now but I guess I’m gonna just keep on climbing that massive mountain”?
It appears to have been a year of wonderful, exciting and powerful things as well as hard, sad and stressful things. Therefore, I thought before we get to the final Tarot Reading for the Collective for the year, I should crack out the Tarot of the Crone by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince. Because, by golly, we need some help from the wise old ladies. So here we go dear readers, our month with the Tarot of the Crone.
First we meet with the Five of Swords, and are reminded of how sharp life can be and how careful we need to be at times of our own actions, and of the actions of others. Sometimes folk are not aware of how sharp they are being! Five of Swords, do you have something to add?
Always. Cut loose from that which you do not understand, in case you are unknowingly adding fuel to the fire. And if you can clearly see what is going on, and it vexes you, still move away, as there are sink holes in some situations that you would do best to avoid.
Grandmother of Disks (Queen of Pentacles), will you meet with us now?
Of course my children. Come take a seat, and let me remind you to be very careful that you never mistake your fantasies for reality. Sometimes fantasies feel so nice, and provide such warmth in amongst a cold and harsh environment… but they have the potential to drag you down into an unrelenting place of pain! I am speaking sternly because I want you to back away from the stories that lighten your heart for but a moment before they break you in two, for a much longer time.
I am here to keep you grounded, and warm your cockles with the wisdom that arises when you are able to see things just as they are, and have acceptance for that. Even if the current moment is not what you would like, it is still giving you something that you will later understand. It will be a part of your own gospel, not just of truth, but of experience.
Shall I continue in a similar vein?
Hermit? Please, if you will.
Well, my dears, you must know how to carry everything you need in order to stay strong, inside of yourself, at all times. Sometimes, no matter how much we think we might need someone to support us, no one will be there. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – it can be a good opportunity to pull our heads out of our arses! And then when people do stand beside us once more, we are less likely to take them for granted. Don’t let the hard stuff get you down, I am showing you a way to be curious about it all. Stay curious! There is so much more to see that transcends your current situation.
And then look to me when you need to get clearer about what to hold on to and what to let go of.
Hello Six of Disks (Pentacles). What would you most like us to hear from you today?
I want you to start experimenting with going through doorways that have triggered feelings of discomfort in the past. And not discomfort that means it’s all doom and gloom, rather, the discomfort that arises when you are about to obliterate an old and unnecessary part of your ego. From here you can start a continual process of receiving and letting go that allows you to stand clearer in your decision making.
And I will help you integrate what you discover with my friend the Six, so that you can see the bigger picture.
Welcome Seven of Disks (Pentacles), please take us on your journey!
Of course, my friends. It’s hard work riding with me, but the kind of hard work that will help you sleep well at night. I don’t show the shortcuts because right now you need paths that leave you feeling complete and full of purpose. You are all a part of a bigger plan here, and my tenacity will encourage you to step up to your choices with a more wholistic vision than you have previously allowed yourself.
And when you have a clearer understanding of the path ahead, you can more freely embrace my gifts.
Fool, you have come.
Of course. It was time. Which of you are ready to allow life to be as expansive as it can be? Which of you are still stuck in your ditches, burying yourselves in deeper, all the while complaining about how no one is coming to liberate you? When I come, it is time to take a bold step into the unknown. Now is not a time to play games (intentionally or not) and get lost in distraction. It is a time to focus on what you would love to see happen in your world and see if you can take a step towards it. My appearance does not mean everything is going to suddenly be all fine and dandy. However, my presence does indicate that the tide is turning, and you can ride with me, or stand where you are. Your choice.
And just because you might need some light relief after all that, here I am communing with some baby goats at a friend’s farm in New Zealand, in August of this year. These goats were bought from a dairy farm, so they were saved from being killed and eaten, hooray! They chewed on my clothes and climbed on my head. It was a fantastic 5 minutes of goat therapy. Goats do take us into wild places, but they can also be playful, and lighten our hearts ❤
© Sarah Barry ~ Tarot Readings with Psychic Sarah 2015
This Tarot Reading for the Collective was done with the Tarot of the Crone by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince. More information about this deck can be found at http://croneways.com/.