Tarot Reading for the Collective ~ February 2016
February’s Tarot Reading for the Collective comes to you courtesy of The David Bowie Tarot deck by Jessica DeFelice. That’s right, The David Bowie Tarot Deck. Some of you right now may be fainting with pleasurable disbelief, and others will be going “so what?”. But to the latter group I say, don’t worry, it’s still a Tarot Reading for the Collective, and hopefully there will be a message in there for you all.
I ordered this deck via a Kickstarter campaign last year. Now that David Bowie is sadly no longer with us, it was an extra special moment when this deck arrived to my home on Friday afternoon. Until that moment I had been wondering what deck I would use for this reading. The wondering stopped instantly upon opening the parcel!
So let us take a journey to the stars with David Bowie… [This reading was done while listening to Bowie songs (of course). In particular, to the album that I often listen to while riding my bicycle around town: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars.]
I enjoyed thinking up questions for the Collective last month, so thought I’d keep with that flow. This month’s questions are:
- How we can gather the strength required to connect with our dreams?
- How do we recognise which opportunities are the most beneficial?
- What sits just out of sight, that we need to know about so that we can be better prepared?
- What archetype will be our dance partner for February, showing us how to spin out of any melancholia?
As usual, I’ll just let the cards speak to you directly once the question has been laid down.
How we can gather the strength required to connect with our dreams?
~The Wheel of Fortune
“He took it all too far, but boy could he play guitar”
Build and manifest, wait, build and manifest. Move, build and manifest. Don’t stop moving, but remember that sometimes your movements will be slow, so you will think you’re not getting anywhere. The rest point is an important part of the cycle. So is the climbing point, the rising point and the falling point.
You will be at all positions at some point, many times over, so stop getting caught up in where you ‘should’ be, and just be. Sing from a place so deep inside that your own ears don’t even understand what you are saying. But trust that your witnesses will respond in a way that causes you to react and then understand so much more about your deeper self, and your deepest dreams.
How do we recognise which opportunities are the most beneficial?
~ Seven of Wands
“Come out of the garden, baby
You’ll catch your death in the fog”
How do you think you recognise them? By connecting with the one that frightens you most! Or rather, the one that makes your heart leap forward – and then you feel this weird tugging sensation like a gremlin in your body trying to clutch at your leaping heart and wrap a cold, wet, grey blanket around it. Fight off the gremlin! Resist the status quo!
If you want to connect with beneficial opportunities no one is going to be able to spell it out for you. Be wowed by your capacity to resist the pressure of the grey wet blanket and grab that microphone and sing like it’s your hairbrush and you’re in front of the mirror in your bedroom.
What sits just out of sight, that we need to know about so that we can be better prepared?
~ Death [Haha!]. I’m tempted to just want to leave it there, but as this is a reading and I like to be helpful, I guess I will expand. Or rather, Death will expand:
“Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside”
[NB. As I wrote this part I spoke it aloud at the same time, in a harsh, gravelly whisper. Also with an American accent. Doing this yourself might help you get into character.]
Take a drag on this baby: We’re all going down and we ain’t taking nothing with us. I’ll prepare you by taking away what you think you need most and PROVE to you that you didn’t really need it at all, in order to help you figure out this wacked-out-constantly-changing-ever-mysterious LIFE! I’ll try my best not to freak you out TOO much, but by my stars, baby, you’re gonna want to step out of that funk you’re in and just keep moving. You don’t need that old shit. You need something no one else can find for you. You need a path that honours your progress, and that reminds you that those who don’t honour you, cannot SEE you. So WHY try and help them by standing still? Help them by kicking arse and not apologising for your freaky goddamn BEAUTY!!
What archetype will be our dance partner for February, showing us how to spin out of any melancholia?
~ The Alien (Magician)
“If we can sparkle he may land tonight”
Change your surroundings and speak to the moon when it’s new, speak to it when it’s full, I don’t care when, just speak to it! And speak to each other. And integrate what you’ve learned so far and stop throwing outdated ideologies at each other. Invite the alien within to come out and play. This will make you feel kind of strange but it will be good for you.
If you think you might be kind of conservative, drop that conservatism for a moment and see how it feels to be a bit looser. If you’re the opposite of conservative, well, maybe just try and ground that spaciousness somewhat, so that you can inspire others more. And if all still feels kind of stuck, and sort of blah, then rub some glitter on your temples and throw your head back to the sky and hurtle some love to the nearest star.
© Sarah Barry ~ Tarot Readings with Psychic Sarah 2016
This Tarot Reading for the Collective was done with The David Bowie Tarot Deck by Jessica DeFelice.