Tarot Tuesday: the week of Sept. 19 – 25th

Sept 19 bThis is the inaugural post for a new feature at my blog, Tarot Tuesday, for which I will provide a short reading for that week’s energies. The week runs from Tuesday – Monday and the energies for the week will cover the Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual.

This week’s deck is The Golden Tarot of Klimt, published by Lo Scarabeo.

What amazed me is that I randomly drew 3 cards from the deck and they all ended up being from the major arcana. This tells me immediately that very powerful forces are at work this week. Major arcana cards embody universal spiritual forces that affect all our lives at various times. We have some very powerful energy coming into play for this week, as you will see from the cards below.


Emotional energies are represented by The Hierophant. This card depicts a man in a robe holding a staff. The traditional interpretation is dogma, rules, doing things by the book, and the established status quo.

Regarding the emotional energies of the week, what I sense from The Hierophant is that many of us really do not like change. I know I don’t. There is great comfort and a sense of security in things remaining as they are, even if we’re not happy with the situation. Some of us would rather be unhappy than deal with change. The Hierophant is very set in his ways. A real stick-in-the-mud. He doesn’t want to budge.

What I sense of this week’s energies tells me that we will be called upon to think outside the box.  Doing things the “usual way” worked for quite a while and we still wish to cling to our old approach, but we’re entering a time of great change for our planet. All of these recent storms and earthquakes are proof of that.

The usual way of doing things will not serve our highest good at this time, though we find great comfort in the “norm” and change upsets most people. Our usual responses to the emotional stimuli we face in a typical week will not suffice. We shall be called upon to basically rise above ourselves. For example, if a certain person stands on your last raw nerve and you typically react with anger, this week you will be called upon to react differently. Perhaps with understanding and compassion as you make an effort to place yourself in their shoes. What are they mirroring about  yourself that you may not wish to examine?

The mental energies of the week are represented by The Lovers. The Lovers embody the universal spiritual forces of choice, attraction, temptation, and yes, it can mean a romantic relationship, but in a reading that is meant to be for many people it most likely is not  your romantic relationship so we’ll stick with the energies of the card.

What I sense from The Lovers is that although we may be required to think or react in ways that are different or unusual from our norm, the temptation will be to fall back on old patterns.  Your Ego will think it knows better and will attempt to manipulate you to follow your typical response patterns to emotional stimuli, so that person who stands on your last nerve – your Ego will say, go ahead, get angry or lash out, but The Hierophant is here pointing the way toward a more positive reaction.  Your Ego will bring up your fears and insecurities. Do not fall into the trap it sets for you. Look past  your fears.

The spiritual energies of the week are represented by The World. The World embodies the universal spiritual forces of completion, cycles, and potential. What better image than a woman about to give birth?

Spiritually, there is TREMENDOUS potential for growth right now. This applies to everyone. As our planet goes through new birthing pains that energy is affecting each of us. It is up to us as individuals as to what we do with that energy. Will you put all that potential to good use in order to promote your own growth; or, will you bury your head in the sand by insisting on doing things the same way you always have and miss out on all this new energy and growth that has recently entered the earth plane?

I am thinking of all the new energy that came in with the solar eclipse of August 21st. Did you feel it? I sure did. It nearly knocked me on my ass for 2 days.  It was a great deal for me to process it, and I know I was not the only one affected in that manner.

It takes a real leap of faith to accept new energy into your life because we can never know how things will work out. There is no “plan.” We don’t have a map we can easily follow from point A to point B and beyond. We are pretty much wandering around clueless as to where all this is going to lead us as individuals and as a collective.

We can only have faith that all this “newness” and upheaval will end up being for our highest good in the long run. We have VERY positive forces at work here as these cards demonstrate, so hang on. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.

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~ Nefer Khepri

Wishing you many blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

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Tarot Message for the week of Feb. 13, 2012

Images are from the Infinite Visions Tarot, self-published by Gloria Jean.

First a note on reversed cards, of which there are 2, the 2 of Wand & the 5 of Pentacles. Many readers who use reversals see them as being “bad”, that they negate an otherwise positive interpretation. I don’t see them that way at all. In my experience, when a card appears in a reading reversed it is merely calling attention to itself. It’s telling me I need to place extra emphasis on that card, and that’s it. Now, on to this week’s energies.

The message begins with the 4 of Swords ~ a card of healing, recuperation, rest, and relaxation. This may be a time of storing up energy in reserve for something coming up that you know will require a lot of energy. Or, it may be emphasizing coming out of a difficult time, but letting us know that things look brighter ahead. I can’t help but think of all the posts I’ve been reading beginning in around early November by people who say they’re not feeling “right,” that their energy is somewhat off-kilter. Many light workers have been becoming sick with head colds, stomach viruses, and the like. Many haven’t been sleeping well. This is all tied into the Great Shift, as Archangel Michael described it to me. The Great Shift began back in 1998 and the energies are culminating now. This is what we’re all feeling and why it’s got us all out of sorts like the knight here on the 4 of Swords. We’re basically feeling like we’re simply laying around waiting for something to happen. Nothing big is going to occur. The energies just need to settle down into our auras and chakras, then we’ll start to feel more like ourselves, but we’ll be ourselves at a higher and more spiritually evolved level. Everyone is changing, some in small ways, some in large ways. The 4 of Swords is saying this process is going to take time so the advice here is to be good to yourselves. Treat yourselves with patience and kindness. The same goes for others, as well because we’re all in this together.

The second card is the 2 of Wands, which appears reversed, or upside-down. So it’s screaming at me for extra attention and is saying its energy is weighing heavily on this reading. The 2 of Wands represents looking off into the future hoping for better times, keeping an eye on the horizon for new opportunities, and the potential for great growth that is just beginning. The number 2 is the number of Partnership. We need to partner with the energy. What I’m getting from this card is that instead of viewing the new energies coming in as “new”, we all need to shift our emphasis into feeling that they are really the return of an old friend. Humankind was once much more spiritually evolved than we are now, but we somehow lost our way. This is a common theme in the stories of all the world’s religions. When you see the same story in more than one place – and some removed from one another by a great deal of time and space – then you need to realize there’s more than a grain of truth in it. Humans fell in some way and lost grip on their higher perspective.

The energy that is permeating the earth plane now is what we once had returning to reclaim us all. Once you realize that and open your arms to receive your old friend with love and trust, things will suddenly get so much better. We’re on the threshold of a brand new horizon of a brave new world. Be accepting of that and tell your angels and spirit guides you are willing to move forward now and ask them to make the transition as easy on you as possible. They will comply.

The final card of this week’s reading is the 5 of Pentacles, also coming up reversed. Traditionally, the 5 of Pentacles represents financial hardship, the possibility of depression, and the feeling of being left out in the cold, perhaps ostracized by those whom you consider to be friends. Appearing in this reading as being reversed, again, the 5 of Pentacles is asking me to pay more attention to it. I am taking the image literally here. We see a nun who is seated and there are two beggars next to her (a brother and sister, perhaps?). In medieval art, as well as art of earlier periods and other cultures, the figure who stands the tallest is the person of authority in the composition. Bearing that in mind, we would then see the nun as being in authority in this picture. However, she is stooped over and looks exhausted. She represents organized religion. She is resting her hand on her knee and isn’t trying to reach out and comfort the beggars. She may be speaking to them, that’s not clear. What I’m seeing here is the failure of organized religion to acknowledge this Great Shift and to come up with any type of coping mechanisms to help their congregations move through it and become more accepting of it.

What this card is telling me is the way to acclimatize to the changes on the horizon is not through organized religion at all, but to follow your own inner guidance. Open yourself up to your higher guidance by simply stating out loud that you wish to be connected more firmly to your angels and your spirit guides. Ask them to guide you through these trying times. They will be there for you, but you need to have faith in their presence and in their ability to help you. You’ll see once you open that door that things will start to feel better to you and your life will begin to flow more smoothly. Don’t forget to ask for their guidance during those difficult times and if you know of someone going through their own difficulties it’s okay to ask your angels to ask their angels to give them extra help and support.

Until next time, wishing you many blessings,

Nefer Khepri, Ph. D., R. M-T.