I have a confession to make.
When I originally did the card for this week, I did it two days before the U.S. inauguration in which The Star reversed appeared – which really seemed to summarize the general feeling of myself and many people in the U.S. and around the world.
I wondered if the pending inauguration had impacted the reading so deeply, so I decided that I would redo the reading after the inauguration.
I wanted to see if the tone or feeling of the card for next week would change.
The next time I did the reading for next week’s card, the Four of Wands appeared.
I normally don’t re-do cards or pull other cards for the card of the week, but it seemed that the energy leading up to the inauguration – the anticipation and fear – seemed to be overwhelming that I felt it was having a big impact.
And that reflected in The Star reversed that didn’t offer much hope and emphasized on despair.
I needed to wait and let that despair simmer. I had to talk it out to my matron goddess Hecate to sort it all out within myself before attempting to do another card of the week reading. (Hecate is straight to the point as always.)
Now, it may seem controversial to see the happy figures on the RWS for the Four of Wands. We could immediately think of the inauguration and the circumstances.
However, it’s all too easy to think that the Four of Wands is nothing more than celebrating. For many people, what is expected and what has happened is nothing to celebrate.
Celebrating isn’t the emphasis on this Four of Wands in my opinion of it for this week.
Four can be a symbol of structure and stability, yet can seem ironic in these days that there’s seems to be instability.
Although the Four of Wands can celebrate what we have accomplished, it can also suggest what more is there to achieve?
What more needs to be done?
This can also mean that people will come together who have things in common and to celebrate their diversity.
Finding people that you connect with and have common interests and traits, that it can be a unity unto itself.
The energy of the world has shifted greatly and the Four of Wands suggests that we must celebrate our own uniqueness, our own personal accomplishments no matter how small, and look to the future for what else we can do.
In the RWS, two figures stand on a platform – what will your platform be?
What will you raise above you?
This could suggest that we can each find our own platform to raise issues and also bring to light the accomplishments of others.
As intense as these past few weeks have been, most of us need to find stability again and raise the roof again with our four posts (wands) to create a stable place for ourselves.
As the number four suggests, this can be a time now to plan, fuel concentration, and organisations.
I feel that the number 4 is the important factor and key element to take away for the card next week as the world begins to plans its next steps.
Now is the time to take that next step.
Stacey & the Tarot Pugs
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