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Card(s) of the Day: August 17, 2022

Deck: Modern Witch Tarot by Lisa Sterle

Pull: Death and Ace of Cups

As you gather up your jackets and move it to the exits, I hope you have found a friend.

Interpretation: "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." —Seneca but also in the kickass Semisonic song, "Closing Time."

As we close the chapters of our lives, we can go willingly and with a sense of peace, or Death can come to trample us. It may feel as if we don't have a choice on whatever ending is nigh, but consider—if it's not your choice—how you might surrender and accept with dignity. To some, this might feel liberating and joyful, to others, tragic and abrupt. It's all about perspective. I used to be afraid of the Death card, and then I realized how often it comes to help us transition to a new and expanded awareness, to open doors that weren't available before and to help us move on when we're unable to make the tough decisions on our own.

Because I never like to leave the intense cards without context, I pulled a second, which changes the reading entirely. The Ace of Cups suggests that the finality of closing time might finally allow some freedom to let you out into the world. This ending is shaping up to be a joyful new beginning in which your cup is left overflowing with the possibilities of the heart. Aces symbolize pure potential, in this case, the pure potential of emotional healing, fulfillment, love in all its forms, tenderness and a steady stream of creative flow.

Buckle up, things are about to get very good. More importantly, you deserve it. You always have. Don't look back, after all you don't have to go home but you can't stay here.

If this connects for you, I recommend checking out yesterday's reading, which is also about the blurring between finality and a new beginning.

Also, I'm starting to book private readings again and have some events in the works. Please let me know if you're ready for a reading or need a tarot reader for your fall (ahem...Halloween isn't that far off) event.

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