Cards for the Week – July 17 -24, 2016

Basic cards and runes for July 17-24, 2016

Card of the Week: Father

Psy Cards of the Week: Never and Tree

Cat’s Eye Tarot of the week: The Hanged Cat and the Six of Wands

Runes of the week Thurisaz (Thorn), Othalla(Homeland) Jera (Harvest)

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Welcome to the first post in our new series “Cards for the Week” which I’ll be doing for a while with occasional “Card of the Day” updates during particularly difficult times.

Doing the cards once a week will give everyone and overview and still allow for more frequent check ups when needed; also it will allow me to some blog posts on other topics once or twice a week as well.

So after a really really crazy last couple of weeks, how do next week’s cards and runes look?

I’m going to do things a bit differently for a while as an experiment and first I am going to pick a: Card of the Week.

The Card of the Week sets the general tone and energy for the week, pretty much for everything, everywhere.  All the other cards and runes will somehow be affected by it but not always in the same way each time.

I want to give this a few weeks and see how it works, things can always be changed again later.

So what is this week’s, Card of the Week?

 Father

This week’s Card is The Father – this card makes perfect sense in the light of this coming week’s known events and some of the spill over from last week.

The Father Card is about actual fathers, authority figures, masculine energy, power, instruction, direction and leadership.

The Card shows a man teaching his son to shoot a bow an arrow and showing him the direction to shoot; when positive this card is all about mentoring, teaching and providing for the future.

When the energy is negative it can be all about despotism, misuse of authority, miss-direction or even incitement to violence.

Right now the US, the West and even the Middle East are having all sorts of authority and father issues this week.  From the failed military take over in Turkey where the nation’s “Father” now takes his revenge on his enemies to the US Republican conventions where a new candidate will be chosen as the potential “Father” of the US for the next four years; to planned protests both in the US and Europe (as well as other places) that are “rebellions” against the “Father Energy;” this week has Father and Son struggles written all over it.

On the good side; a great week for actual fathers to connect with their families; good people in places of spiritual, mental or physical “fathering” (male or female) such as clergy, social workers, judges, serving military, teachers etc; provided the energy is focused in a particular way.

There is a great danger I think this week towards things tipping either into “over use” of the Father’s authority and direction or for the “son” energy to fly off on his own arrows.

A week to be alert because Big Brother may be Watching…

OK so we have the main over all card, lets pick a few more cards and runs to see what other energies are out there modifying things and pushing the behavior of people and the likely hood of various types events.

First our psy cards for the rest of the reading are NEVER (or The Raven Card) and The Tree (firm foundations, well rooted and grounded energy).

If we just had the Tree card by itself it would suggest that this is a week when all that Father Energy is channeled into forming the foundation for strong and well founded new situations, ideas that produces healthy fruit.

However, we have the NEVER card in front of this which modifies and totally changes the following card.  I don’t usually read “reverse cards” rather I try to sense out if an energy is “reversed” but in this case I don’t have to as the first card does it for me.

The meaning becomes instead this week there will never (or seems like there will never) be the planting of strong trees; in fact it looks like the energy of this week will be working hard to insure that all well rooted, grounded and even traditional ideas, persons, institutions are essentially under siege.

Combined with the over-all power of authority card, this suggests perhaps a week when the Powers that Be (or individuals, institutions, corporations, political parties etc) will TRY to assert their authority; often with the goal of getting well and truly stuck in where they wish to be; but the “message” of Odin’s raven on the Never Card is that it is unlikely they will be able to achieve this fully.

If anything these three cards suggest an attempt at crack downs in all sorts of ways (including those who wish to establish a new authority, not just those already in control); attempts that are just not likely to go very well.

Teachers beware, if you are teaching Summer Classes, this is a better week to listen to your students if they become “uprooted” rather than trying to assert order by “cracking down” that applies to world leaders and office managers as well.

OK now we can add a couple of Cat’s Eye Tarot Cards to the mix..

Looks like we have The Hanged Kitty (potential sacrifice) and the Six of Wands (Triumph, Pride, Acclaim, Respect).

Again a mixed bag but fits in pretty well with the reading so far, the Hanged kitty shows a Main Coon cat who is laying contented by the fire with his tummy exposed making him open to attacks if he were in the wild.  Because he is a much-loved house cat he knows he is safe; however he’s going to roll over and go flat in a heart beat if he feels a sudden threat.

The card is about the fact that sometimes sacrifices have to be made in order to obtain what an individual/tribe/nation really wants; but there should also be an element of Trust but Verify when it comes to both information coming in and situational awareness; being relaxed when appropriate but being will to switch on a dime to defensive mode if required.

Also there are hints here of serious choices which may need to be made if things are to be allowed to go forward; things perhaps like the UK realizing that in order to go through with the Brexit they may have to sacrifice some things in order to move forward with other things.

Again this energy works on individuals too and needs to be taken together with the Six of Wands who is a slightly older, rather cocky but still young kitten who is proud of himself (perhaps he just caught a mouse?) and is feeling the assurance that he IS the GREATEST!

He fails to notice the cat in the background looking peeved at him or his Mom Cat in the background looking a bit worried about him.

This card is all about the reaching of goals or obtaining a high position; but not perhaps having the full wisdom to understand the dangers of jealousy, spite and the envy of others.

It strongly hints that some individuals/groups/nations or even ideas that seem to be on-top and a roaring success this week; may become the targets of those that feel cheated or left behind.

The card suggests that a dose of humility is strongly recommended for anyone who manages to really achieve something this week (perhaps battling through that negative energy to do so).

If hubris is embraced instead, it is well to remember that the Father-Never-Tree energy is putting out a lot of energies towards toppling preexisting authority or preventing attempts at taking control from taking “root.”

I will attempt to take no political sides in this blog in partisan politics but I’m being “drawn” towards the Republican convention very strongly in terms of these energies and perhaps not just on the convention floor.

It doesn’t take a card reader to predict things will be stressful there (both inside and outside) but the energies are there for great heights and potentially great falls; if egos and emotions take over from properly measured and directed “Father” authority (which guides rather than demands).

OK everyone still with me?  I know this is a longer post but I figure that reading once a week we can pack more into one reading – you can always just glance at the cards and glance at the Summery if the blog itself is too long to read when your checking in here.

So just one more stop before the Summery, lets pick a couple of runes – runic energy tends to be more primal and dramatic than the modern cards and they also tend to be more fluid with each rune having quite a number of potential meanings. 

Which is why I choose to read them last, to get the primal forces as seen in context with the other energies.

So what are our runes this week?

Well, I wanted two runes this week but the runes laughed at me and gave me three in one pick stuck together – there was a reason for this, they suggest that the previous parts of the reading are spot on energy wise.

We have Thurisaz which is torch, boil, thorn or prick; think of a balloon that is pricked and exploded.  That’s the first runic/primal energy we have this week – basically dynamite ready to go off if the fuse it lit.

Then we have Othala – or HOMELAND; this is all about legacy, inheritance, the Clan Holdings, the ancient Ground etc.  It is all about property/tribes/nations (or your own home) and in the past has been associated both with “Greater Germany” (now the EU) and also the God Odin (Wisdom, Poetry, Diplomacy, Intelligence, Deception and WAR).

Jera is the harvest rune of Summer/Winter; the wheel of the year, cycles of history, things turning over and/or repeating.  This can also mark “harvest time” or the Fall for most of Europe and North America (and Asia).

So basically the runic energy is a great big thorn about to prick something explosive into being that concerns the homeland (or people in their homes, either physically or emotionally) combined with historical cycles (suggesting history repeating or being made) or at least suggesting a bit of upheaval as one Season/situation/existing energy flips over into another one.

SUMMMERY

To sum up – it will come as no surprise to anyone not living under a rock that this current time period (starting a couple of weeks ago) is what I call a “high energy period” when energies are running fast and furious and events current and person tend to run by so quickly we can even kick up.

The nature of this weeks events will be largely taken up with issues of authority, paternalism and guidance (or miss-guidance). 

There are forces working to assure that there will be strong attempts to build new situations/ideas/foundations but there are severely negative forces that will insure most of these do not become stable, at least not this week.

Those who do wish to accomplish their goals this week may find a serious need to sacrifice other goals in order to achieve their new ones (this may be painful) and those who DO appear to come out on top need to be very careful.  There will be energies encouraging the celebration of the ego and prideful responses, that can bring the envy and jealousy of others – remember that Pride often comes Before a Fall.

Finally the Runic energy is pretty much that of a powder keg that just needs a small nudge to go off and affect the “homeland” (anything from personal homes to Nation States) physically, mentally or emotionally (often all three).

The Jera Energy especially says this is a time when cycles of events can suddenly flip over and things have the potential for radical change (again in both personal lives as well as Current Events).

All in all a week to “hang on to your hats,” expect a lot of resistance to long-term planning (not a good week to start a new business venture) and a time to watch out if you do achieve something (don’t take it for granted or get too big a head over it).

Practice situational awareness and realize the world around you may change on a dime; hat isn’t all bad, sometimes change can be extremely positive but when it happens quickly it is almost always disruptive.

With that I’ll wish all my readers the best and hope you enjoyed this first installment of the new Cards of the Week blog.

With a week with this many potentials I will try to check back in if events start to go really crazy later on in the week. 

We shall just have to see how things go forward – take care – Melodi

For a personal reading with Melodi just e-mail me at Melodireader@gmail.com for information.

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Watch This Space!

Blog and card readings should be returning shortly – after an eight month break from readings do to family health issues (all good now); I am finally getting back to reading for clients and plan to revive cards of the week; probably not card of the day just yet but cards for the week should be doable.

Especially with Cats Eye Radio current not being updated for awhile (station is in transition) I should have more time to devote to just doing the basic Current Events readings again.

All going well I shall try to get the first week’s predictions up by tomorrow evening, Irish time.

I’m looking forward to getting back to doing this and anyone interested in a private reading can contact me at Melodireader@gmail.com

Melodi

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Cards for this Week – September 23 – 28, 2014

Hi everyone, well hopefully my couple of months of health issues are now passed and I wanted to get back to reading again; I thought I’d start with doing over-all cards for the week and then when I have time, I can do individual cards on some days.  Eventually I hope to get back to “Card of the Day,” but for right now I think this is a nice compromise that along with the readings on the radio show, should help my readers get some information on the energies that lie ahead for all of us.

Libido Tower yesQueen of Cups The SunKenaz2 Laguz2

OK the most important thing I see standing out in this reading is a heavy concentration of the elements of fire and water – we have water in the Laguz rune, the water-fall on the libido card and the Queen of Cups (water/emotions); but we also have fire in the Kenaz rune (torch/boil/uprising), The Sun (fire of the sun itself) the fire of sex/reproduction (libido card) and the fire of defense/war/protection (The Castle Tower).

It may be a bit unusual to see two of the main elemental forces so strongly during one time period but given the current situation of world events, it is not that surprising either.

To break things down a bit, our first (and primary card) is The Libido which is about sexuality and reproduction, but also about distraction, display and combat.  Notice that the peacocks are so busy displaying and mock fighting each other they don’t notice the snake in the grass that could kill them both.  This card is also full of life, color, power and energy but also tells us that distractions (such as the sex drive) or even staged arguments can distract us from hidden dangers until it is too late.  I think this card is very important right now and suggest that whatever is on the news, be sure to pay attention to the stories that are NOT being covered (or hard to find).

The Tower in this deck is the Protective and Defensive Castle on a hill; it shows a need or a tendency towards defense (especially in warfare) as well as personal and psychic protection.  I am getting  a “Yes, we need a defense against distraction/hidden dangers” from the first three cards; as well as being a great week for personal romance in terms of “Sexuality/Relationship-building a strong foundation-Yes” on the positive side of things.

The Queen of Kitty Cups is all about emotions, deep feelings, perceptions and reading what people really mean (aka body language) as opposed to just what they say.   This kitty seems to be a mind reader because she is so good at picking these things up – I think this card suggests a deep need right now to understand the hidden emotions behind may be happening both in current and personal events.  She may also represent and actual female (or emotional) leader who is very perceptive and/or using emotions to manipulate others.  Like all cards, this has a negative as well as a positive side; though largely it is positive it does also tap into some really deep, emotional energies that are driving things right now.

The Sun Kitty is confident, energetic, strong and independent; again this may be mostly an energy which would include all things solar (including the sun itself such as sun spots/flares etc) or sun like (nuclear energy/weapons/lightning/explosions etc) but it could also be a human being.  A strong person, I almost get the image of a Lion for some reason, perhaps the tom cat on the kitty card really feels that is his true nature; someone who feels powerful, at ease and uncontrolled (the kitty is free to roam in his garden and is not restrained to the house alone).

Finally we have the Kenaz rune; which is ancient fire torch or boil coming to the surface.  It can light up things in a physical, mental or spiritual situation that “sparks” something to go “off.”  This could be anything from a lighting a comforting camp-fire to blowing up of an atomic bomb (again either physically or symbolically). It can also bring something to light that was formally hidden in the dark, very similar to the Laguz rune except it brings things into focus by lighting them rather than bringing to a watery surfacing (and is usually faster than laguz as well).

The rune is Laguz which means lake, water or hidden depths; which suggests a time period when things that have been hidden until now bubble up to the surface and become known.  Things like secrets, hidden agendas or even hidden problems come to mind; I am also getting a strong sense that there is a very “explosive” potential when the Kenaz/Sun Fire/Libido Fires meet the Laguz/Cups energy and melt into a steam reaction of some sort.

This might be symbolic as in the sense of two clashing ideas coming together (probably due to something hidden that becomes known) or it could be something physical like an actual industrial action or problem with water and fire in the natural or man-made world.  Potentials are there for floods, fires, explosions, investigations, scandals, etc as well as issues/stories about reproduction, strong men, psychic/occult/new age information or even scientific breakthroughs involving fire or water (possibly energy production?).

It really looks like this is a week when something that has been hidden will suddenly “come to light” and things will “come to a boil” and “rise up from the depths” to Yes cause some serious issues.

As always, these energies can be used in a positive way, because as individuals we can choose for example to use the joy of the Libido card and the Wisdom of the Queen of Cups to add depths to our romantic relationships and say the Sun and Kenaz energies to help bring us strength and light as we go about our daily lives.

Finally the Yes energy should give this period an over-all sense of “positive flow” an “active” energy time period when things should seem to move quickly and not be as bogged down as they have been in the recent past.  In current event terms, this may mean things moving a bit too fast for comfort, but for individuals it probably just indicates a week of water and fire that hopefully will move quickly and with the positive elements of both.

That’s an over-view from here, remember the cards and runes are reading energies so they may manifest in other ways as well; they point out the trends, but actions determine how they play out.

Cards for the Weekend Aug 22 – 24, 2014

Never Puzzle Sun Perdo2 Berkano2

This weekend is likely to be a time where negative energies are strongly at work, making real decision-making difficult on the one hand and yet forcing some decisions to be made on the other.  The Never Card is also a message with a Raven on it, which can hit of difficulties, battle fields (real and symbolic) and just general kind of beating against a brick wall when trying to get things done.

The Puzzle card indicates a decision that has to be made, a door must be chosen and to not choose a door results either in stagnation or the door being chosen for you; these two energies are pretty much in opposition this weekend and the results for many people (and current events) are likely to be stressful.

The Sun card is mostly a positive, suggesting the strong light for uncovering things that are hidden as well as the last strong warmth of the Summer season in the Northern areas of the planet, however combined with the other two cards we need to remember that the sun can also represent a lot of “solar” and “little sun” things, everything from solar power to nuclear anything (energy, bombs, lasers etc).  So expect the sun to figure in the news, this could even be about a major decision being made on solar power or solar operated options in terms of energy; my hope is that this does not mean the industrial world turning away from solar in a big way, but the cards do suggest this is possible.

Our runes throw the weekend’s energies into further confusion with the Dice Cup (Pethro) and Berkano (Birth/Birch Tree); the dice cup usually indicates that things are unsettled, dicey, could “roll either way” and to expect the unexpected.  Many people (including me) associate this rune with Loki the Trickster, which is not a bad thing in itself but often a surprising thing.  Again, I keep feeling hints of technology and/or surprising decisions here especially in terms of current events.

The Berkano rune suggests this weekend’s difficult and almost opposing energies are likely to sort out by the end to forming a new and completely different situation going into the new week; that isn’t a certainty right now but it does seem to be a likely outcome.  Berkano is also about health, health as well as the Mother Goddess/Mother Earth so there may be some good news that comes out on these fronts, though I would also watch the epidemic/health news of all sorts very carefully, because again this could be a weekend when a decision is made knowingly or unknowingly on those topics. 

Finally, Berkano also has hints of mountains about it (as well as the obvious image of the two breasts of the Mother) so stories about mountains or things associated with the Earth would not be a huge surprise.

But the big energy of this weekend is that Never-Negative energy that is just going to be blocking a lot of things until it is either blown away by a sudden decision or fades away when the decision occurs anyway, possibly by new information coming to light on a situation (or situations).

Good news is: expect a whole new energy pattern sometime early next week, it may not be any easier than this one, but my hunch is the blockages will have lifted and things will be moving again.

 

Cards of the Week – Special August 11, 2014 Update

Scales Moon Death

First, I have decided to start updating this blog usually once a week due to time constraints that keep preventing me from reading once a day, but I will also post updates – this week’s cards are most likely to be delayed due to bad weather here in Ireland until tomorrow, but I wanted to post a quick update on the situation in Russia that I got when reading on a private forum. 

My question was:

What are the energies around Russia entering the Ukraine (entering the war with troops) in the next 48 to 72 hours? Cards; The Scales, The Moon and DEATH

The Scales: A judgement, Things weighted in the balance, A tipping point

The Moon: The Unseen, Things coming out of the Deep (or the Sea), The Unconscious Mind, hidden secrets revealed, a revelation, creativity, MADNESS

Death: A sudden Change, A final ending of someone/something, Transformation of a situation, Death as in Actual Death

OK gang, that’s not an exact answer but the judgement card suggests that while this may have yet to be decided (decisions cards often suggest things can go one way or the other, especially the Scales) it isn’t looking good.  It is likelier than not that Russia may make such a decision based on something hidden coming to light or perhaps an act of madness.  The Death Card would be both the transformation of the situation and the likely result of this decision.  

My hunch is that while I was reading specifically about Russia choosing (or not) to intervene in the Ukraine directly with military force in the 48 to 72 hours; that these energies are also impacting other conflicts and places including the situation in Iraq and in Gaza especially.  These feels like a very “charged” time period, I will try to look into this in more detail by tomorrow – weather permitting. 

 

Card of the Day – Tuesday – July 22, 2014

TheBodyThe Hermit

Today’s cards are The Body (Health and the Material World) and The Hermit (Introspection, searching, guidance, solitude)

Taken together I think this will be a lower key day than yesterday, one where on many issues the world sort of sits back and catches its collective breath; this does not mean that nothing of significant happens today but it does suggest a time of tactical withdrawal when the situation permits, a time for seeking guidance and thinking about the next way forward.  If anything serious does happen today, it is likely to be the actions of those “acting alone” or on their own initiative, rather than being backed by a larger international body and/or someone (or group) taking an unexpected step that they have been thinking about and contemplating for a long while but have finally decided the time is right.

This is a day seriously grounded in the real world and issues of material well-being, especially health (and health related issues) but also simply a day where the physical aspects of life (both public and private) are likely to over-balance the spiritual ones making this a very grounded and inward looking day.  Basically a great day for a medical check up or catching up on bill paying but the energies are not so wonderful in terms of having a deep vision or intense meditation.  Which again, is not to say that nothing can happen along those lines, simply that if they do occur the subject matter is more likely to be personal (or of a health related nature) than international current events/super mystical experiences. 

In the news look for stories about retreating, regrouping, examining, taking stock, temporary cease-fires, waiting, expectations (the old cat is expecting a human to bring him a treat), hidden knowledge, older (hopefully wiser) heads; as well as health, illness, epidemics, scientific news in the health field, materialism, self-centered actions and stop signs or road blocks.  The Body Card holds up the figures hand as if to say “stop, do not go forward” which also plays into the temporary lull/stuck feeling today has to a degree, a time when the general health of a situation (or person) may prevent actions they wish to take and/or simply need to take time to reflect on.

 

Card of the Day – Monday July 21, 2014

Hi everyone!  I’ve had a rough few weeks with the surgery and a post operative infection but I am happy to say I am finally on the mend, I will be trying for a shorter version of card of the day this week; enough to give some information in these troubling times but probably not as much detail as usual.  Today’s cards fit right into to today’s headlines and suggest that perhaps a major power or person may yet do something surprising or magically transform a situation (or try to).

First, here are the cards:

Mother The Magician

We have the Mother Card, which we know from previous readings is about nurturing energy, actual Mothers, Mother Earth and in a current events reading: Nations that Identify as The Motherland and/or have Female Leaders (Mothers of the Nation).  Then we have The Kitty Magician, this Black Cat can be a person or energy of great power but he is neither good or bad, simply a force to be taken seriously, when he shows up in a reading, ANYTHING is possible and might happen.  He is neither a domestic cat nor a wild cat, he makes his own way in the world by having power over birds, fish, lizards and mice (all the suit energies of the kitty tarot land).  Individuals who get this card are likely to be intelligent, charming, patient, agile, have keen insights and he (or she) knows how to use them.

My first impression on seeing this cards, is while the over-all energies are going to influence everyone today (and to some degree this week); I think it a very specific glad on Mother Russia (the Country/Empire) and the leader Putin (The Magician).  I am also feeling a tug towards Angela Merkel as the “Mother” of “The Fatherland” aka Germany, who is also a Magician of sorts in her own way.  I am not sure if these two are going to work together in some way to create a surprise or perhaps a way out of the current situation with the downed airliner but it would not surprise me.  Or, I could be picking up on two different issues that are both affected by this energy, one Western Europe and one in Eastern Europe. 

But the most powerful tug I am feeling is to Watch Putin this week, the Magician may have a trick or two to pull out of his hat; even when seemingly backed against a wall with no way out.   Just what exactly he is going to do, I have no idea at this point but it feels truly connected to this Magician Card in someway.  This could be anything from using new technology (that looks like magic) to a surprising diplomatic move that throws the dice back into Russia’s favor.  It could be a military threat of some sort or even a treaty suddenly signed with Germany that creates an entirely new situation that affects not just the plane crash (and the situation in the Ukraine).

I don’t know why, but I just can’t shake this German/Russian connection here, though it may be Russian/EU as well since, the EU often is “Greater Germany” in these readings.

Other female identified nations (or female heads of state) are likely to be affected this week, as our Mothers and children (expect stories about them; magical and surprising events are likely to happen anyway; stage magicians may be in the news and expect a lot of “news” to be “magical thinking” otherwise known as propaganda, this week.  Of course this energy is also going to affect other on-going situations like the Middle East Conflict (especially Gaza) where Mothers vs. Power may play out on You Tube, when the women decide enough is enough and may take action to try to affect the situation. 

Magical weeks are tricky, thankfully this week’s energy is modified by the Mother Card coming first which suggests over-all more female/nurturing magic than if the Father Card were in the first place; think of the magical transformations that Mother’s create for their children when they take flour and make a batch of cookies or bed sheets to help a small child create a hiding place under a table.  Not all of Mother’s magical transformations are positive but many of them area; this is a week when you may see the Magic of Mother Nature (Mother Earth) in some wonderful and unexpected ways.  Unexpected Auroras would not surprise me, but also be on the look out for the magical mixed with the scary like geological activity or other “natural” surprises. 

Individuals can expect a week in which female/mothering energy dominates but it upended at times by the more masculine/power issues of the Magician; especially in his tendencies to take control and try to manipulate situations in his favor. 

A great week for Mothers, children and Magicians of all sorts – from Stage Magic to the technicians of the Internet….