#Weekly Tarot Gauge#16 – 22 April 2017 # The Empress
Hi and Welcome to your Weekly Tarot Gauge!
This week the Gauge is released a few days earlier on account of the Easter Weekend.
The Empress for the coming week shows a need to take care of yourself. Take a break. The past two weeks has been tough. There is a need to nurture yourself. Fill up your cup. It is empty. You cannot give to others if you do not have to give to yourself. Often we prioritse others above ourselves.
This week, we need to give to ourselves. Let your inner light glow brighter. We cannot run on empty. When we heal and become whole again or recharge our batteries then we can be better versions of ourselves.
Be in nature. Meditate. Rest. Sing. Dance. Be in Good Company. Pause. Catch your breathe.
You are the Captain of your ship, Tarot is your guide.
Most tarot readers are empaths, which means they are emotionally sensitive. The tarot reading itself can leave the tarot reader feeling completely drained. There may be an exchange of energy between the reader and the querrent that leaves the reader feeling depleted as clients carry different types of energies. This is an indication that the reader is taking on more than they should.
This can happen to the toughest Tarot readers. Taking care of yourself is essential.
The most effective way of protecting yourself is to :
say a prayer in preparation for each reading.
light a white candle and visualize a bubble of white light or a ring of fire around you that protects you during each reading.
use a crystal quartz crystal that clears all negative energy. Make sure to clear your crystal regularly by leaving it out in moonlight or sunlight.
call upon Archangel Michael to protect you and guide you during each reading.
use meditations that help you to connect to your higher self while grounding you at the same time.
cleanse chakras regularly
take regular salt baths
wear an amulet for protection.
Ensure that you have firm boundaries with your clients that protect you, for example, time limits and nature of questions.
If you find that there are certain clients that are not a good match for you, then recommend other readers to them.
Tarot Card of the Week
Ace of Swords
The Ace of Swords shows a hand, cloaked in white, holding an upright sword, symbolic of the mind and the intellect. At the tip of the sword is a wreath, indicating success and victory, and a crown, reflecting mental clarity and influence. However, the barren, rocky landscape below the sword reflects the tough and cold nature of intellect.
The Ace of Swords commonly denotes an ace up your sleeve to overcome a problem or obstacle. It also reflects the need for clear and strategic communication. It is a representation of mental force. When you are clear on your course of action, then stay the course.
Be observant of new thoughts and ideas that will yield benefits or profits for you.
The Empress is the archetypal Earth Mother, ruled by Venus, the planet of love, creativity, fertility, art, harmony, luxury, beauty and grace.
The Empress wears a sphere of stars on her head, showing her connection with the mystical realm. There are symbols of lush growth and harvest that abounds her to indicate a time of fertility and creativity.
This is a fertile period for ideas, projects, procreation, expansion, relationships, abundance and prosperity. This is a time to promote and nurture growth. She is also a symbol on sensuality and sexuality. This card is a good omen for marriage or new relationships.
In terms of directional aspecting, she is looking forward to bearing the fruit of her efforts.
These are basic card meanings. Please share your own interpretations. I would love to hear your thoughts.