Hello my friends, this is your week ahead reading for the week of February 20th, 2022.

Wow, last week’s reading said there were going to be some struggles, and I don’t know about you but I certainly felt it. Hopefully this week is a bit different. I have used a new spread, the star or pentacle spread, with five positions. And with only one exception, the Gentle Tarot gave us all major arcana. Let’s take a look.

The first card is The Overall Energy Of The Week and for that we get our charming friend the Devil. As we know the Devil usually asks what is holding us down. As an energy of the week the first thing my intuition said was that this is going to be a week of challenging the rules. That could be a good or a bad thing depending on if you are the one doing the challenging or the one making the rules. Remember there is usually a work around, and the spirit of the law doesn’t always match the letter of the law. The Devil is in the details.

Next we have What’s Going To Challenge Us This Week which is the 9 of Stones. I savor the work, and the self-reliance. Discipline, self-control, staying on task. Well now, seems the authority you might be challenging is you, doesn’t it? Looks like you better find a way to balance the work with the rebellion against it, or you might be spending some time this week spinning your wheels.

Next, What Should We Aspire To, which is The Emperor. Yep, there is that authority theme again. The thing about the Emperor is they can be fair and balanced, looking out for everyone, or they can be tyrants. Structure is not your enemy, so how do you have that structure to make your domain better, while still allowing that Devil to have some freedom? Step back and take the long view, and make sure you are being structured but fair.

What We Should Do For Our Community is the next card which is The Lovers. Just to be clear, community can mean a lot of things, it can be you internally, you and your pets, your family, your workplace, or your friends. So this card could easily be saying to make sure to spend time with loved ones, especially your life partners, but it could also be about internal harmony. Whichever is the case, share the love.

The final card is the Message From Our Spirit Allies, which is The High Priestess. She is telling us that there is power in silence and in shadow. That quiet patience can be so effective, and that we should not fear the dark, or our own dark thoughts. The Spirit Allies seem to be asking are we listening, not just to others, but to ourselves? Maybe reminding us that the best type of authority is the kind that listens. And perhaps that’s how we reconcile the Devil with the Emperor.

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