Tarot Reading for the Collective ~ February 2017
With another month comes another Tarot Reading for the Collective, and believe it or not, I am not using one of my ‘latest new tarot decks’ this time. I am revisiting a beautiful vintage-style tarot deck that came out a couple of years ago, The Relative Tarot by Carrie Paris.
This month’s questions are:
How can we strengthen our foundations?
What do we need to leave behind (for now)?
What can we aspire to?
What is good company in shadowy times?
So let us begin, with the tarot archetypes speaking in their own voices, as usual.
1. How can we strengthen our foundations?
Ha! I love a deck with a good sense of humour!
What on Earth do you mean? Do you find it amusing that I turn up as a guide for strengthening your foundations, O Collective? Have you not yet noticed the steaming pile of poop you are currently rolling around in? Do you really think, as a treasured (and oft misunderstood) friend of the Collective that I would simply leave you all there, floundering in your own muck?
Oh no! Allow me to strengthen your foundations by first creating such havoc that you are all forced to look down at the land you stand on and regard it in all its majesty and glory. Take a good look at how powerful the Earth is, and take nourishment from what it continues to gift you, despite how it is treated.
The shakeup I create will make sure you pay attention to what you must do by squashing any idea that “everything will be alright even if I do nothing”. I will force you to take note of what is really going on so you can get to the next stage of the process. You need me for just a moment before the inspiration comes.
2. What do we need to leave behind (for now)?
Page of Coins
Whaaat? You don’t want me around no more? I don’t want me around at the moment! I keep boldly leaping and shouting out useful statements that are grounded and clever but so many of the Collective don’t want to listen! Maybe boldly leaping forward in a creative way isn’t quite the medicine the Collective needs right now? Perhaps you need a few quiet breaths to collect yourselves before you are able to gather up your inspired ideas and once again begin the forward rush to help us all grow wondrously? There’s no point in presenting fantastic ideas if there’s so many of you in too much shock to notice. I’ll check back in on you all further down the track, but for now I need to skip off. Laters!
3. What can we aspire to?
Seek to stand still for a moment or two and breathe with me. Some of you will always run forward and be on the front lines – that is a powerful and noble place for you to stand. Some of you will try to ignore what is happening and pretend that everything is ok – hopefully you will start to listen to that nagging internal discomfort that tells you otherwise. Some of you will retreat into forests or mountains, or meditation centres, or seek out quieter spaces for moments within busy, active lives.
All of these actions have a powerful place in the ongoing inspiration for the Collective. Try not to begrudge each other for taking a different pace: the front-lines and the behind-the-scenes movements all have their place. Learn from each other and try not to judge the quieter or more boisterous ways of creating effective change that benefits many. There is wisdom in experiential action that cannot be overshadowed by pontifications. If we are to move forward together and minimise harm, we shall need to learn from the quieter spaces as well. There are many nutrients there, and that heart-calm can generate extraordinary power back to the louder spaces.
4. What is good company in shadowy times?
I don’t always know where I’m going or what I’m doing, but I am always willing to give life a go, and I’m not afraid of the mysterious dropout points where all that is familiar seems to disappear. I am good company in shadowy times because I’m not very adept at giving up, and I can face any internal fears and just get on with this moment of life. I will do everything I can to make things work by helping you remember every bit of useful learning you have received. And, if you hang around me for long enough, you might become more comfortable with your own shadow, and therein find the medicine that you can gift to the rest of the Collective.
I am not here to drive away the shadow, as that would be discounting how incredible the depths of the Collective can be. There is so much creative fire to be explored if there is to be a true understanding of how we exist, inexplicably, all together in this cosmic soup.
Listen to the shadows as they point out the inaccuracies and delusions that are outrageous and dangerous. Tread carefully but be ready to step into extraordinary strength of mind, body and/or spirit when you feel called to do so.
Interesting fact: The Tower card turned up the last time I used this same deck for the Tarot Reading for the Collective back in January 2016. The Tower was also the Card of the Month in February 2016, and then turned up again and again in the Tarot Readings for the Collective in May 2016, August 2016, September 2016 and January 2017! These are Towerful times indeed, let us use it to our advantage!
© Sarah Barry ~ Tarot Readings with Psychic Sarah 2017
This Tarot Reading for the Collective was done with The Relative Tarot by Carrie Paris. These images are reproduced here with her permission. More information about Carrie and this fabulous deck at carrieparis.com