Tarot Reading for the Week of January 17, 2015 With The Wizards Tarot – Sun Moves Into Aquarius & Mercury Retrograde
Hi I’m Maggie Lukowski from Maggie Moon Tarot and here are the vibes for the Week. Tuesday, January 20th, the Sun moves into Aquarius! Happy Birthday Aquarius! You are the free spirits, innovators, humanitarians, like variety, have the gift of vision, and may welcome change. You may seem sometimes aloof but you head is pointed to the future and at the stars! The Star card in Tarot is associated to Aquarius and it’s planet is the Uranus who is not afraid to shake things up. And on the same day we experience the Aquarius New Moon, our first New Super Moon for 2015, one that is closest to the earth!. Aquarius makes this an excellent time to initiate new ideas, try something a bit unconventional while we make our New Moon wishes! Then on Wednesday, Mercury, in Aquarius, goes retrograde. All of Mercury’s retrogrades are in Air signs this year, so we pay extra attention to how we communicate, which includes social media, how we express our ideas. We may want to pad our schedules or projects with some extra time, be flexible, especially in travel and give any contracts or paper work that extra once over. Have that Plan A, B and C. If drama comes up, rather than react, we can just say, that’s interesting. Somethings can bounce back into our lives during a Retrograde too so it’s wise to re-examine those closely. It’s a good time take extra care and be more sensitive to our relationships as Aquarius can often be a bit cool. Also it make be a good practice during this retrograde to rethink things before we push off to something more exciting.
This week for the reading, I wanted to a add a little magic, so I chose the Wizards Tarot by Corrine Kenner and Illustrated by John J. Blumen. It welcomes you to Mandrake Academy, we step into it’s chambers and magical studies. My grandson who is now in college enjoyed the Harry Potter books along with my daughter and I. He went to a street fair one day and my daughter asked him what was it like. He said there were a lot of people like Grandma, those Harry Potter people, in the most endearing way that I will never forget. So let’s get and see what the characters in Mandrake Academy have to say.
The energy for the beginning of the week, The World card came up. A girl is holding a pendulum over a 3D book that is floating in the air which represents Mandrake Academy. She started as the Initiate and now has completed her studies. This is traditionally a card of completion of a cycle or project and celebrating what has been accomplished before we move forward. As we are in the phase of the Waning Crescent and Dark Moon, and before we start with Our New Moon wishes, we are closing our lunar cycle. A time to go inward and reflect on what that cycle has meant to us, what we accomplished and celebrate those things, what was left undone and maybe why, it might not be their season, and what we have released or still needs to be released before a new vision is on it’s way. As our world’s pace is fast and often leaves us little time to stop to reflect, I enjoy the practice of journaling and while being mindful of what Sun Sign and Moon phase we are in and how we can use those energies. The Waning Crest and Dark moon holds magic and messages from Spirit. Relax into the mystery.
The energy midweek, I pulled the Eight of Wands. The eight Wands are flying through the air in the night sky with the New Moon rising outside of Mandrake Academy. Wands inspire us, ignite our passion. With New Moons there is excitement in the air as we send our new moon wishes out and make our intentions. Things are set into motion. When we put desire around our intentions, it gives them fire power and we can take advantage of this Super Moon! Do take this opportunity to plant those new seeds and infuse our fire of desire into them. And send them out into the Universe And Believe! On a clear night look up at the night sky and see all the stars, everyone’s intentions , yours and mine shining brightly and bless them all.
At the end of the week, The Hangman appears, the Professor of Runes. In the card is picture of the Professor is hung upside down with and a stained glass window is made of the Runic alphabet. Traditionally the Hangman can be one of sacrifice, find a different perspective, taking a pause. The Tarot card associated to the Hangman is Neptune. Neptune can help us see what is illusion and what is reality. There is a time after we plant our intentions and seeds, a patient time when gain perspective on what is happening around us. By taking a different view we can readjust and re-examine anything that needs a bit of tweaking. This is a space where new ideas come up when we are relaxed and not rushing things. It’s perfect timing for Mercury Retrograde as this is not a bad thing. Our minds and bodies can’t be on 24/7. We need time to slow things down. This might be a fun time to try you hand with a new divination study, the Runes, Pendulum or other methods. Pendulums can be use for more than just yes/no answers. They can be used to find things, pick tarot or oracle cards for the day, or doing a body scan or chakra balancing or seeing how something feels to you before making a decision! You can purchase, make your own pendulum or use a necklace or found object that is balanced. The key is finding one that you are drawn to and works with your energy.
And that my friends are the vibes for the week! If you enjoyed this video, I invite you to click on the Like and Subscribe buttons. I have included a transcript of the Video in the About section along with a link to The Wizards Tarot, www.wizardstarot.com and a link to my website, maggiemoontarot.com if you would like to contact me or schedule a reading. So until we meet again next week, Laugh often, Love much, Create your own happiness, Believe in miracles, Be kind and Support each other. Nameste