Tarot Reading for the Collective ~ May 2016
This month’s Tarot Reading for the Collective is coming to you much later than usual due to reasons of holidaying! I started this reading in San Francisco, and here it ends in Sydney. Part of it was also written on the final stages of the plane home. It’s a Pacific Ocean reading!
The deck I am using is Pentimento Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert. I acquired this deck at the Readers Studio in NYC and instantly fell in love. So in love with it that it featured in my wedding two weeks ago in the Redwood Regional Park in Oakland. We decided to take advantage of the marriage equality laws in California, and the wedding was one big walk-through tarot reading! There are a few photos of the ceremony on my Instagram page (it’s a public page, so you don’t have to be on Instagram to view).
This tarot deck is a Majors-only deck (a full deck is made up of 78 cards, and there are 22 cards in the Major Arcana) and features a beautiful and unique creative process where Joanna created the cards using beeswax collage.
So let us begin! This month’s (the final week of the month that is!) questions are:
- How can we hold onto what we know, so we can remember who we are?
- How can we maintain the right momentum, so everything can get done at the right time and place?
- How can we speak to our past, so that we are no longer burdened by the weight of what was done?
- How can we challenge ourselves to stay firm in our stance, so that we walk strongly with our current dreams, as we whisper to our future ones?
As usual I will let the cards speak directly to you.
1. How can we hold onto what we know, so we can remember who we are?
Ha! I know some of you are confused by my appearance: “How can an exploding tower possibly help us hold onto anything?” I’m also sure some of you are nodding knowingly in amusement… I often make an appearance when people are wanting something more stable in nature!
How shall the Collective hold onto what they know so they can remember who they are? By surrendering to something more important than that which they consider most important. By letting go of the thoughts that disturb your innate capacity for calm, and by focusing on the spaces that hold connection.
You don’t have to explode along with me, but you might want to quickly ascertain where the nearest exit is so you can head that way as you realise what is important to you. That way you can naturally release the thoughts and people who don’t have the verve to connect with your heart.
Things aren’t always as they seem. They can be better, more aligned and clearer. But we haven’t been taught that, so it can feel kind of crunchy when we first meet this aspect.
2. How can we maintain the right momentum, so everything can get done at the right time and place?
Be mysterious, even with yourself. Let the flow ease back and forth and let life guide you, rather than trying to steer yourself by fragments and broken dreams, bits and pieces of this and that.
Trust in a flow that is warmer than your heart, and that stretches back further than your great grandparents’ great grandparents. The sooner you stop trying to figure things out by intellectualizing alone, the sooner you can be comfortable with the mystery, and just let the flow of Temperance push you where you need to be in every moment.
3. How can we speak to our past, so that we are no longer burdened by the weight of what was done?
With a certain amount of amnesia. I haven’t fully forgotten, I’ve just realised that I get more done when I stop being sentimental or overly fixated on the titles I used to give myself: thief, liar, idiot, cheater, time-waster, clown.
There is magic in our past, even in the messiest chunks. The potential for wisdom to spring forth was planted in every action or non-action of the past, and the chance to create a different way of existing always remains.
By taking a heartfelt leap with the Fool, you can understand that there was wisdom in even your most seemingly deluded moments.
4. How can we challenge ourselves to stay firm in our stance, so that we walk strongly with our current dreams, as we whisper to our future ones?
Take it from me, the road ahead has twists and turns that will make the fearful shake in their boots. For those who are willing to be real, be strong, and just face the ever-changing tides with the wisdom that IT ALL CHANGES, the warmth in your belly will grow as you connect more with your bodily dreams.
You will need to uncover rituals of the past and remember what it is that you laid rest to. Not because you need to excavate, but so you know what to reject when the charismatic ones try to impress their ideas upon you.
I will help you stay firm in your stance but deny you access to superficial fodder. I will help you walk strongly with your current dreams by reminding you of your wisdom and skills as you wake up every morning. I will help you whisper to your future dreams by pressing more love into your hearts by whatever means possible.
Whether it comes from a stranger’s smile or quiet moments with a loved one, I am pushing strength into you so that you awaken into what you are meant to do, if any of us are to leave this life with an understanding of connection and truth.
© Sarah Barry ~ Tarot Readings with Psychic Sarah 2016
This Tarot Reading for the Collective was done with the Pentimento Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert. These images are used here with her permission. You can find out more about this amazing tarot deck at www.gaiansoul.com/shop/pentimento-tarot/