Tarot for the week ahead, 23.5.21

Cards from the Crowley/Harris Thoth tarot

Don’t mind Death. He turns up sometimes to clear out things that are no longer required – that great big scythe is pretty effective.

This week, I think he is here to signal an end to some things that have been holding us back (the Eight of Swords). Often this card indicates a mental prison of our own making – the barriers that we put up around ourselves because we’re afraid to act, or we’re telling ourselves negative stories about who we are and what we are capable of. However, it can also signify malign external influences in the shape of people who – consciously or otherwise – are interfering with our ability to make progress.

Death is here to say: no more of that. A period of frustration and inaction has to come to an end. Instead it’s high time we consider the application of our personal will towards what we want and how we intend to get it (the Two of Wands). No need to plunge headlong in just yet – the Two is still near the beginning of the Wands journey – what’s important is the creative impulse, the focus on the goal. Know where you’re going. Know that you are free to do what you need to in order to get there.

Have a good week and stay safe x