The cards this week are from the Mystic Faerie Tarot by Barbara Moore and artist Linda Ravenscroft.
The first card is The Chariot:
This card asks that we look at the issues which seem to be causing a dilemma that we find ourselves in. Much of the time, we tend to look at situations with the belief that there is always an either this or that, but not both choice to be made. The image on the card shows the driver of the chariot taking control of the reigns of these two opposing birds and steering them in the direction that she wishes to go.
The second card is Strength:
The Strength card indicates that there may be some fear and uncertainty over what action should be taken next. The image on this card shows the closeness between this particular faery and the dragon. It is a symbol that we are to reconnect with our inner strength and find the courage to move toward what our deepest desires call us to.
The third is is the Eight of Swords:
This card depicts the faerie wrapped tight in a briar branch, indicating feelings of being stuck or trapped with no way out. Before these feelings can dig in too deep, take a deep breath and search for a way out or at least a way to better get through whatever situation you find yourself feeling stuck in. There is a reminder with this card that the answer is closer than you might think.
From all indications, this may not be the easiest of weeks. There could be a lot of decisions to be made, about some potentially confusing issues. Perhaps you feel like you have to make a choice which will cause you to forego something else which you’d rather not. You could find yourself being presented with a few different options or be faced with a situation which makes you feel uncertain of your ability to keep moving forward. Remember as you go about the week, that decisions to not always have to be either or…that there are often ways to take things which seem to oppose one another and blend them together in a way that works. You might have to dive headlong into deeply seated insecurities or fear, but it will be worth it…and you can do it. No matter how stuck you might feel, look around you, because the answer is there. This week shows strong potential for finding strength, direction, and courage. You have more control over the direction in which you are headed right now than you think. Take the reigns and steer toward where you wish to go with confidence.