Tarot Reading for the Collective ~April 2016
Dear Readers, this month’s Tarot Reading for the Collective is brought to you by The Collective Tarot by the Tarot Collective. I am amused every time I write that sentence, and I have written it a few times now on this blog. This is a tarot deck created by a collective of artists from Portland, Oregon, and represents a large cross-section of society, so it is inclusive to anyone who chooses to work with this deck.
This month’s questions are:
- What changes can we expect this month?
- How can we grow beyond the tendency to make comparisons?
- How can we best face untruths?
- What can we learn from our own sufferings?
Like always, I’ll just let the cards speak to you directly once the question has been laid down.
1. What changes can we expect this month?
Intermission (Hanged Man/One)
Well, first you have to notice that I am here. You can expect me to give you ample opportunity to notice that something has ended, and something is beginning. Waiting to see who will come and save you will not work here. Only you can create the change that is needed. So what changes can we expect this month? Well, what do you want to see change? What issues are important to you? What is worth getting out of bed for and for what is worth staying alive another day? What can you ask for to help people understand how you are trying to make sense of this strange, mysterious cosmic soup? Where are you flailing? How can you ask people to step in with an inspirational or simply practical boost? How will you then move on once you have received that gracious assistance? Where can you nurture more love in your life when you are struggling to feel it in the current circumstances?
I hope you haven’t come to see me for answers! For I am here to help you observe and really notice what needs to be done in your lives. So listen and watch. And pay attention, for there are more of us now, and with every new life there is more energy manifesting and more opportunity for connection, and understanding what separates us. It is crucial that we are doing our best to hear and understand each other.
2. How can we grow beyond the tendency to make comparisons?
By letting me shine a light on your own sweet face. By letting me pierce your heart with a document full of the crazy beautiful movements you have been making for so long now. You still comparing yourself to others? You still think that other people are just cruising along with no troubles in their complex minds? The chemistry of the body is a fascinating thing and everyone finds themselves in a funk sometimes. The trick is to not allow the illusion of others skipping through the tulips to get you down when you are feeling meh and gut-wrenchingly existential.
There is beauty, too, in these strange shadows that we find ourselves moving through in slow-motion. And in those harsher moments there are nuggets of wisdom that will keep you shinier in the other moments. Those moments when you are actually able to see how powerfully your heart affects others.
3. How can we best face untruths?
Bask in the light, don’t get down, put on your play-suit and go forth into the fray. With a strut and with confidence, the distorted shenanigans of those not perceiving reality-as-it-is need not get you down. They are only harming themselves after all. Keep shining on them as the sun keeps shining on us: unrelenting and powerful. And then look forward for clearer paths where you actually don’t have to associate with those you find troubling, in order to make a living or be a part of a particular community. I will help you see how you can thrive without having to squash your integrity.
4. What can we learn from our own sufferings?
Seven of Feathers (Swords)
That we are creating our own pain. We pull ourselves apart and for those witnessing us they are confused. “But why can you not feel what I see in you?”. Beyond the desolation there is a triumph of sorts. That though we have eaten ourselves we have gained an understanding that we never need hide our pain again. We can share it in a way that facilitates understanding and compassion rather than separation and frustration. I will help you listen out for your sharp insights that pierce through even your most monumental downers. I will introduce you to people who pierce you in ways that bring ecstacy through the pain. Herein lies truth amongst the rubble. I will help you knit your brain back together while you are there. xx
© Sarah Barry ~ Tarot Readings with Psychic Sarah 2016
This Tarot Reading for the Collective was done with The Collective Tarot, by the Tarot Collective © 2012, Printed at Brown Printing, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A) Click here for more information about this wonderful, inclusive tarot deck.