The Talon Tarot: A forecast into the incoming week
Marcuz Valenzuela • Staff Writer
Much like a weekly weather forecast can be a tool for discerning whether to wear a jacket or not, this reading is centered on this week’s forecast and how to make the most out of it. Using the Impressionist Tarot deck, four cards were arranged in a spread to answer: “What to focus on, what to embrace, what to bring and what to leave behind.
With the Star being our first card, “what to focus on” becomes concentrating on our wishes, dreams and desires. The card depicts a person looking out into the night sky, watching the celestial light dance and swirl before them. The card illustrates our dreams and desires sparkling before us. Satisfaction is in the night sky, and the twinkling stars are radiant with the promises of what our dreams hold.
The Wheel of Fortune card can be understood with the phrase, “what goes around, comes around.” This concept of energy investment returned answers the question of what to embrace for the week. The dedication we put into realizing our dreams translates into how true our wishes become. In example, putting forth lackluster effort into schoolwork results in lackluster grades. And in examination of the card’s artwork, there is another meaning that extends the fulfillment aspect highlighted by the Star. An eight-spoked wheel rests against a fence, accompanied by a field of grass and a clear azure sky. Wherever we find ourselves at this point of life, the card shows how the sky is still blue, and the grass is green on either side of the fence.
The next card in the reading, the Ace of Wands, partners with the Star’s energy. This card represents dynamic energy, and the inner drive dedicated to manifesting our desires. So, when the Star depicts our wishes shining bright over our heads, the Ace of Wands is a reminder of our role in making what we want happen.
The last card pulled was the Three of Swords, signifying grief and sorrow. Grief can come from losing a loved one or being betrayed, and sorrow resembles the feeling of a dream fading away. However, instead of the reading forecasting an upcoming tragedy, it is telling us to be mindful of letting go and to release grief and sorrow that does not serve us. There are times when our suffering serves as a lesson to learn from. But there can also be suffering that serves no purpose. For this week, we should leave behind the hurt that does not help us become a better version of ourselves.
It may seem like the projected forecast only has more soul-crushing assignments, projects and tests in store. But there are some things to keep in mind. We live our dreams and have it within us to make them true. The dedication invested at the start of the year is coming back around. The sky is blue and the grass is green, and we are in a good place to trek on with life.