Tarot Reading for the Collective: October 2019: The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot

Dear Collective,

This month I am using a delightfully quirky tarot deck, The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot by Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov. Based on the work of Victorian artist J.J. Grandville, the images reflect those of the traditional Waite-Smith Deck but with their own twist.

The questions for this month are:

What do we need to bravely speak up about?

What do we need to quietly manifest?

Where do we need to stay vigilantly on track?

When is it wise to be stealthy?

Let’s begin!

1. What do we need to bravely speak up about?

Ten of Cups

Ten of Cups - The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot by Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov.jpeg

We need to speak up bravely about community, and the importance of it. That sharing our merits with others will always be more valuable than hoarding our bounty and bestowing it only on a chosen few. By all means look after your loved ones, but isn’t your community an extension of your love, as well? If you can’t find generosity and gratitude nearby, then perhaps it is time to seek new spaces and new places. Where are the people you can talk to about love and life lived on the outskirts of the conventional? Where can we speak bravely about the idea that love for friends ought to be taken as seriously by society as love for partners? There are many ways to love in this world, and we limit ourselves if we solely focus on biological family and partnership. Expand your heart! Intimacy has many beautiful forms!

2. What do we need to quietly manifest?

The Magician

The Magician - The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot by Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov.jpeg

Manifest new superpowers that allow you to bring not just practicalities into the equation but, more importantly, instinct and intuition. Although it’s true that the nature of The Magician is traditionally more boisterous than quiet, perhaps by nurturing our resources, wisdom and skills in a softer fashion we can make sure that we are not just turning up for the show. We could try turning up before the show, to help organise and assist those who work behind the scenes, to make sure that those who are receiving the credit are worthy of the accolades. We could also ask why there needs to be accolades at all – what about the simple joy of genuinely experiencing the moments that we gift each other with our presence and sincere love?

3. Where do we need to stay vigilantly on track?

Ace of Cups

Ace of Cups - The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot by Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov.jpeg

Let us vigilantly stay on track by maintaining sincere, open-hearted and mindful curiosity with others! This doesn’t mean asking folks loads of questions, it means observing what’s unfolding without leaping to conclusions and with a generous desire to relate and enjoy, rather than distance ourselves, assume and judge. Moving forward, there won’t be any room for those who constantly try to put themselves on top with no regard for others. The Ace of Cups brings the opportunity for a fresh start regarding how we relate to ourselves and others in the community.

4. When is it wise to be stealthy?

Justice

Justice - The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot by Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov.jpeg

It is wise to be stealthy when prevailing social systems ignore common sense, true wisdom and sovereignty. If your big, beautiful dreams keep getting knocked down by red tape or misinterpretation, then share only what must be shared in order to at least get a foot in the door. If the mainstream can’t understand you, remember that it was never the mainstream that held the magic in the first place. Look to the margins, to the peripheries and the underground, and protect what you discover there. Quite often the depth and power and beauty hidden in the margins is too much for a wider audience. So be stealthy, knowing that this is your wisdom. By maintaining the beauty of community and art, there will always be ways for hope to rise to the surface and overtake systems that centre discord. Remember to look around and notice who is quietly openhearted and clear eyed.

© 2019 Sarah Barry ~ Tarot Readings with Psychic Sarah

This Tarot Reading for the Collective was done with the The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot by Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov © Magic Realist Press 2005, PragueFor more information about this quirky deck go to fantasticmenagerie.com

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The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot by Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov.jpeg

 The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot by Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov

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