For those who don't know, the Oracle Speak is a monthly forecast reading. Ana Cortez, creator of the Playing Card Oracles, was the one who suggested that we do our own forecast, which could help us to see the cards in a wider context. Her own predictions are available through a podcast and through her website!
It's been ages since I last did a forecast! I feel rather rusty to be honest!
I was surprised when I saw the 5♠ in the spread! Last Saturday we had an Underworld meeting with Ana Cortez, and this was one of the cards we most discussed! The fact it's the only black card in a spread makes it very important, in my opinion.
The 5♠, named "The Circle of Crows", can represent worry, danger, being torn between two alternatives that are not very good. A painful decision. Feeling threatened, or ganged up on. In the last meeting, Ana suggested it could mean violence, plain and simple.
Well, in this spread I don't see such a catastrophe, but more of a warning. Combined with the 6♦ ("The Tower"), which is a card that can represent both a higher viewpoint and a feeling of isolation, I'd say that in the coming lunar cycle we will a hard time connecting positively to some people. Conflicts may rise very quickly for small reasons.
Perhaps we will feel lonely, or like we cannot be completely open to others, even people close to us. There'll be an impression of being imprisoned, limited for some reason. I sense a bit of a paranoia, but it's not completely unwarranted. There's a violent energy around, that we may end up absorbing unless we accept to step back for a moment and watch it from a distance until it settles.
The two bottom cards - Q♦ and Q♥ - were a bit hard to interpret. They are queens, wise nurturers, and these two particular ladies are very receptive. Even if the fiery Livia prefers to remain receptive, in a supportive role, than to jump into action. Not that she won't if it's necessary, but she will wait until the the moment is right.
I feel these two queens are telling us of the best way to deal with the unsettling cards above them. Do not answer violence with violence - stay calm, centered and receptive. Learn to listen, pay attention and the information you need will get to you in unexpected ways. Don't attack - ask for protection. I feel this month we will be sitting on a barrel of gunpowder - any careless spark may cause an explosion. If the outside world begins to feel too tense or hostile, it may be a good time to retreat and take care of your home, nurture your inner strength.
In a nutshell: there's a hostile energy in the air this month. Any small spark can cause an explosion, so it is a good time to avoid conflicts or discussions. You may have a hard time connecting to others, as if people were more prone to misunderstandings, and that can make you feel a bit isolated. But don't lose hope. The trick to deal with unsettling times is staying calm, centered and aware, and to wait until the dust settles before reacting. Take care of your private life (specially the emotional and spiritual aspects), and focus on building your inner strength.
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