Choose your card for the week of July 15, 2007

If you are viewing this entry on Sunday or Monday, choose the card below that best illustrates how you expect your week to go. At the end of the week you can see if things went as anticipated. You might also consider the card that symbolizes how you would like the week to go, or the kind of energy you need to get through the week.

If you are viewing this entry anytime between Tuesday and Thursday, choose the card below that best illustrates how your week is going. On Sunday you can see if anything unexpected happened to change your feelings. You might also consider the card that symbolizes how you would like the week to go, or the kind of energy you need to get through the rest of the week.

If you are viewing this entry on Friday or Saturday, choose the card below that best illustrates how your week has gone.

Don’t worry about what the cards mean. Base your choice on the pictures—the stories they tell and how they make you feel. If you would like to read about your card, click on the card interpretation link under the appropriate suit/major arcana on the right.

Let us know which card you chose—post a comment!

Ten of Cups Page of Pentacles Hermit

Wheel of Fortune Six of Wands Queen of Swords

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17 Responses to “Choose your card for the week of July 15, 2007”

  1. jessie Says:

    i chose the queen of swords. maybe because it’s a card i have not really seen or thought about before. i like the comfortable and intricate looking chair of the queen, and that it is outside amongst the clouds. the sword does not look like it’s held dangerously, it looks like it’s held proudly. she may be welcoming others with her upraised hand, but she is simultaneously perched in a position where she could protect herself if needed.

    i didn’t know the traditional meaning of this card so wanted to look it up, and the ideas seemed to resonate: grounded in beliefs but not set in ways, honest advice, and a good listener. i look forward to seeing how the messages of this card come up in the coming week!

  2. Juana Says:

    For this week I chose the Page of Pentacles. Though the Page seems to be contemplating the pentacle that he has found; one cannot be sure that he actually has worked for it. I have many projects to complete this week, so I am hoping that this that by its end I can, as the Page is doing, observe the fruits of my labor!
    He is standing in the midst of a beautiful setting, out in the open – in nature. That, by week’s end would be more than ideal.

  3. Susan Gold Says:

    Jessie, I love your description of the Queen of Swords and your observation that while she is welcoming others with her upraised hand, she is also perched in a position where she could protect herself if needed.

    Juana, I’m drawn to the Page of Pentacles lately and appreciate your insight that we cannot be sure that he has actually worked for that pentacle he has found. There is a lesson there for me!

    Thank you both for writing in! These are great interpretations that I will think about the next time these cards turn up.

  4. Ronnie Says:

    I have chosen the 10 of Cups, and I am hoping it will inspire me to set out on the new adventure that is ahead of me.
    This Wednesday I leave to Maui with my family, there will be four of us, and I see this as us: the happy family, two older and two younger (me be younger with my boyfriend, we are dancing). The setting is beautiful Hawaii. We are delighted with our new landscape, and ready to set out on an adventure. On top of everything, we are getting along! And hopefully we will see a rainbow and go for many swims in the nearby waters.
    To exept that one is bountiful, is to enjoy what one has.

  5. Carole Says:

    When I tried to choose just one card for the week, I found I couldn’t. However, the posted comments sparked an ember in the ashy coals of my imagination, and the six cards as a whole started to form a narrative in my head, one that I could relate to my own week.

    I started the weekend with an inspiring tarot workshop, which filled me with a “rainbow” of visionary ideas for my tarot projects. But sitting down to work on them, I see how the “pentacle” I’ve got to work with is, as you say, Juana, something I’ve found, not something I’ve worked for. I need the light from the “lantern” of my inner guide to help me focus my ideas and feelings. Then I need to let them flow where they go, to take some risks, to “spin the wheel”—keeping in mind that the figures around the edges of that card are deep in study of their books, like I need to be to keep the work substantial and true. I’d like to feel like I’m wearing an imaginary “wreath of victory” by the end of the week, to at least hit a plateau in the upward climb of my work. Hopefully, I’ll start my next week feeling grounded as I sit on my throne of confidence, wearing my butterfly crown of transformation. With a “royal” sense of responsibility, I will wield my sword of action and intellect with pride, while keeping my other hand raised up to welcome others to share what I have discovered on my week’s journey through the cards (thank you, Jessie, for a more benign interpretation of this Queen’s demeanor than I usually see!).

    I will keep this spread out all week to make sure I stick to the path!

  6. Carole Says:

    I had not seen your comment, Ronnie, when I posted my response. I like how you see it as a card for inspiration, for action. I’ve always liked the rainbow in the image, but the people seemed content in a static way, not going anywhere. When you mention going for “many swims in nearby waters,” I see the possibilities for moving outside the frame of the card, taking the “rainbow” spirit into the moving water that flows into new arenas outside the card’s borders. Really opens it up for me!

  7. Susan Gold Says:

    Ronnie, you have added a whole new dimension to the 10 of Cups! I will think of Hawaii when this card comes up—rainbows and water, a family vacation when everyone is getting along! Thank you!

    Carole, as always, I appreciate the way you can turn any combination of cards into a rich narrative. Me and the cards will be pressing you to stick to the path. You’re in the midst of exciting tarot work.

  8. jessie Says:

    wow – i love how reading others’ interpretations breeds new ideas. also, i really like the way that each card holds a story individually, and it can become very elaborate when combined with other cards. thanks for encouraging this dialogue, Susan!

  9. Rebecca Says:

    ok, jess, you suckered me in. I chose 20 of cups because it represents (to me) union, and the joy of something long awaited finally coming to fruition. I also think that the children and the adults are not necess. a literal family but both the child and adult side (as well as the male and female side) of one ot two people. The children dance with abandon and the adults gracefully welcome in the new joy with open arms.

  10. Rebecca Says:

    10 of cups that is 😉

  11. Susan Gold Says:

    Hi Rebecca! I’m glad that Jessie suckered you in! 🙂

    I like your interpretation of this card. I agree with you that the family doesn’t have to be literal. I sometimes think of this card as representing a sense of wellbeing— the feeling of being “at home” with oneself. Perhaps this is the integration you speak of between the male and female within along with the child and the adult. I hadn’t thought about this card reflecting our child and adult sides before. That really makes sense.

    Thanks for participating in this discussion. I hope we’ll hear more from you!

  12. Carole Says:

    Rebecca, I love the two words you chose to describe the 10 of Cups, “abandon” and “grace.” What great imagery for the meaning of this card, implying feelings of mature emotional satisfaction, while still retaining the innocence of hope and openness, which is complete even without the promise of satisfaction.

  13. jessie Says:

    yes! rebecca, it’s partly because of that tarot deck you gave me a few years ago (and then took back) that i’m into it now. seems like a case of “what goes around comes around.” 🙂

  14. Sonia Says:

    I’m going to break up the flow with a card for my science research. I chose the Hermit for this week– the many directions that I can explore in my research are exciting, but at the same time, I’m waiting for my experiments to turn out right. For the past several days I’ve been cleaning RNA (in vain) and checking for contamination (which persists). I feel like the Hermit, searching and searching for the solution which I know is there but which eludes me. (In fact, my results have been leading me hither and thither like will-of-the-wisps–now you see them, now you don’t!)

  15. Carole Says:

    Sonia, I find the idea of will-of-the-wisps appearing and disappearing in your work really apt for the situation you’re describing–especially when you say you know the solution is there, just eluding you, just out of reach. I can see the Hermit’s lantern, the one true light that draws you on and keeps you from giving up, or going too far astray from the path, running after those tricksy, bobbing lights. I’m sure your inner guide, your knowledge, experience and innate wisdom, will help shine a light of clarity on your task.

  16. Carly Says:

    So it’s Friday, and I’m torn between the Page of Pentacles, the Hermit, and the Wheel of Fortune.

    The Page seems right because he’s focusing only on what’s in front of him and can’t see the resources around him. The hermit, because it’s clearly dark and he only has a small lantern to light his way. The Wheel of Fortune because I feel like someone spun that wheel this week and I’m still trying to figure out what it landed on.

    Been a rough week — can you tell!

  17. Susan Gold Says:

    Carly, your interpretation of these cards really resonates with me–especially the metaphor that someone has spun the Wheel and you’re still trying to figure out what it landed on.

    I hope things will ease up for you this weekend. You clearly have had a rough week!

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