Tarot Reading for the Collective ~ July 2017: Tarot of the Cat People

Dear Collective,

Over the past few weeks, so many clients (whether they are cat people or not) have been choosing to work with the Tarot of the Cat People by Karen Kuykendall, that I figured perhaps more of you might want an opportunity to gaze upon this splendid deck?

Tarot of the Cat People is a deck that reminds me of the importance of kookiness, great style, and powerful poses! It has personally inspired a number of clothing purchases from vintage clothing stores. As I choose this deck, I wish for you, kooky, stylish, and powerful choices!

The questions for this month’s Collective Reading are:

What is bubbling up within?

How do we learn to take responsibility?

Who is our demanding yet helpful mentor?

Where to from here?

Let’s begin!

1. What is bubbling up within?

Nine of Pentacles

Nine of Pentacles - Tarot of the Cat People by Karen Kuykendall

What is bubbling up within? A strange mixture of comfort and pleasantness along with freaky little bundles of weird stuff.

I think what might be awakening, dear Collective, is a sort of hope – that despite all the horrors that slam into our worldview every day, healthy connections are still possible. By healthy I mean authentic, grounded and real. Where are the healthy connections happening in your world right now? They can be friends and/or family, or just as powerfully, short random happenings with people you may never see again, or who you see in more professional circumstances on a habitual basis.

I can allow opportunities for sudden explosions of abundance leaving you feeling fortunate to have come across a certain person or witnessed a particular event, allowing you to feel like your batteries have been charged up a notch or two (or nine).

2. How do we learn to take responsibility?

Ten of Swords

Ten of Swords - Tarot of the Cat People by Karen Kuykendall

Ha! Finally! My responsible side can be revealed, not just the usual dramatic-woe-is-me aspect. So. How can I help the Collective learn to take responsibility?

For starters, you can take note when the first sword is placed down, then the second, then the third, then the fourth…etcetera, and see if there is some sort of pattern emerging. Do the swords begin to surround you (or even pierce you, as often seen in other Ten of Swords cards) when you are in certain situations? When you are dealing with certain people? When you are wondering why others are being ‘meanies’?  When you are in a challenging situation and you just can’t get past “why does this keep happening to me?”.

The arrival of the Swords signifies your wakeup call! Is there something you need to pay attention to? Change? Stop? Start? Are you feeling unsafe, and if so, are you able to make a decision that allows you to feel safe, or at least somewhat safer? Can you see through the fog and recognise when someone is trying to charm you or manipulate you to suit their whims? If you can’t change the circumstances right now, are you at least able to change your direction, pace, or intention?

Don’t let me stab you. Let me show you how to be more alert to your current situation.

3. Who is our demanding yet helpful mentor?

Ten of Wands

Ten of Wands - Tarot of the Cat People by Karen Kuykendall

I will challenge you to stare into my eyes until you have to blink. And if I need to blink my trusty cat will take over. So you see, you cannot escape me. I am always watching you and reminding you to get on with the actions you want to take. Although, allow me to clarify what I mean by that.

I’m not going to get all motivational and I’m-gonna-kick-your-butt on you. If you need to rest, I accept that you need to rest. If it’s necessary for you to abandon some exciting plan to attend to the washing, the dog poo on your shoe, or the loved one who is sick, then that is where you must be.

I am not here to demand you abandon your responsibilities in favour of finding peace. For where else can peace be found than attending to your responsibilities?  Make sure that the activities you are attending to can in some way assist your future self. Whether that be through study, enriching conversations that come from the heart, saving money as long as it is practical to do so, meditating under the guide of an experienced and wise teacher, volunteering, connecting with community…whatever it is, just make sure you feel it is useful and helping you learn about life in a practical and revelatory way.

Let the lessons come through actual experience rather than solely through talking about it. I will help you move beyond the mere discussions, and into the momentum that allows you to live right where you are, and in that way, step by step, you will move into the wisdom you are meant to accumulate.

4. Where to from here?

King of Swords

King of Swords - Tarot of the Cat People by Karen Kuykendall

Forward, of course. And with a strong and decisive heart, of course. Don’t let the intuition of others overrule your own – especially if they are being rather forceful about it. Trust in your capacity to see things as they are, and if you are struggling with that, then don’t make a decision until you have all the information you need.

If you suspect others are withholding information from you, then politely and pointedly ask for them to share the pieces of the puzzle that you need.  If they continue to be cagey, disengage, for dealing that kind of energy is so tiresome.

If you keep on finding yourself in the company of those who lie without a second thought, then show them a better way by being honest and careful with your words. Prove to them that it is possible to engage with people without throwing around ‘little’ lies in order to protect one’s ego.

From here, I think the Collective would do well to stop speaking to those who rant from a place of being stuck in the past. Dialogue with those who are willing to find new ways of communicating that can move beyond name-calling and into the situations at hand that must be dealt with if we are to grow and start dealing with the results of our past and current actions. Speak well, and speak with stamina. This could take some time.


© Sarah Barry ~ Tarot Readings with Psychic Sarah 2017

This Tarot Reading for the Collective was done with the Tarot of the Cat People by Karen Kuykendall

Images of Tarot of the Cat People used with permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT.  © 1984, 2004 by U.S. Games Systems.

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Tarot of the Cat People by Karen Kuykendall, © 1984, 2004 by U.S Games Systems

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