We are in some similar boats, folks—little boats. It’s minor arcana all around, and there’s a lot of overlap.
The Tattoo Tarot pulls no punch, but there’s advice, not just doom & gloom. The 5 of Coins speaks to material struggle: sickness & poverty. There may be financial mismanagement or overtaxed resources; it’s impeding your ability to make moves. Yet the 3 of Wands in this deck also signals teamwork, so if you start sharing your burdens you can get back to moving forward.
The Linestrider invites us to turn inward with its imagery, esp this time. The animals of 5 Wands fight, getting nowhere & injuring themselves. Even the bird is involved when it should get away while it’s not in a fox mouth. The 4 Swords reversed tell me you need to take time: stop and consider your focus & goals. Only then can you see what‘s in your way and decide whether to move those things or move around them. Center yourself, or you’ll never be the King of the Jungle.
🌈 The Smith-Waite is giving us feels. The 10 Cups are gorgeous w/ prosperity, security, & happiness. The 5 Pentacles are a real downer. What happened that‘s led the family to become a destitute duo? Winter is coming; that’s a given (for us in the northern hemi). Have you put plans in place for when the season of bounty comes to an end? Be joyful but not frivolous. And don’t forget your friends and family when you have what you need. They’re the ones that will help you when you’re down.
There’s an edge to the Fountain, and here the cards suggest a need for structure. Things look precarious in the 8 of Coins Rv as the craftsman balances his construction on the top of nodes that should be secured at his throat and mind. The reversed 5 of Swords is barely hanging on: a false step and he could come crashing down. Be thoughtful in what you do, because you probably are not coming across how you think.
The Everyday Tarot had good news. Take a seat and listen. Ah. Peace & quiet. Doesn’t that sound nice? Doesn’t that sound like what weary bones need? If you’re thinking “No,” then maybe you’re addicted to activity. It’s a potent force. You want to do all the things! Life’s too short! CONTINUED ⤵️