Tarot for the week ahead, 16.8.21

Cards from Robert M Place’s Alchemical Tarot

Ooh, a Fool week! That’s exciting.

Look at where the fox is lurking, set back from the remainder of the blades, on the Seven of Swords. On this occasion I think we are the fox: we’re invited to consider what we are holding back, and why. Are we stuck, like the rest of the swords, half-submerged in the ground?

The craftsman in the Eight of Coins is engaged in a repetitive process. Work, work, work. Sure, practice makes perfect: but sometimes we need a little play to offset the work. Are we using habits as an excuse to avoid doing other things?

And then there’s the Fool. Blindfold and about to head down the rabbit hole, he is off on a new adventure. There’s always a leap of faith involved where the Fool is present: a push to step into the unknown.

So, this week we might have to challenge ourselves a little. We might be clever, we might be skilful, but we can get into a rut where we make excuses as to why that means we should stay exactly where we are, doing the same things, over and again. The Fool says: no. Come with me. Let’s explore.

Have a good week and stay safe x