Ciro Marchetti’s latest creation, the Tarot Decoratif (self-published, 2016), is a Marseille-style deck with a difference. He incorporates RWS imagery within the pip cards, while maintaining the predominance of the suit emblems. However, you can’t see any of that in this week’s reading, as only Courts and Majors came up!
Situation – Cavalier de Coupes (Knight of Cups)
I like the way Ciro’s Knights rise up from their suit, legless. It reminds us that these are not the most grounded of chaps 😀 The Cavalier de Coupes is a romantic fellow, for sure, but may not be the most reliable. He doesn’t always walk his talk, being full of flowery phrases until he gets distracted by the next love of his life.
There’s a situation at work where emotions are running rampant, several people being sure that their idea is “the one”. Yet, we need to get some consensus.
Release – Chariot
Sometimes, emotions push us to want to achieve something in particular, to bull our way through to our desired outcome. Seems like that isn’t a good idea this week. It’s time to release the reins of an often fictitious control.
So, while I have my own opinion on the matter, I think I need to let that take a back seat. I can’t control what’s going on, but what can I do?
Embrace – Justice
Lady Justice weighs up the pros and cons in a rational way. She seeks compromise and fairness for all, and has a high degree of perspective. When emotions run high, she can see both points of view, and step back from the immediacy of feelings.
In a week where people may be walking on egg shells, or straight out trying to crush the other person’s egg, a calm, clear voice weighing up both sides, supporting both without prejudice, sounds like a big ask. Still, a compromise is certainly needed. I think we’re beyond the list-making stage, so what’s next? Honour each person’s perspective and try to get them to see that the other person has a valid perspective. At least it would be a first step…
To read journal prompts based on these cards, click here.