I decided to have another go at doing an "Oracle Speak" for the coming Moon cycle! For those who don't know, the Oracle Speak is a monthly (used to be bi-weekly) forecast reading... a message from the cards to the people who read it. I won't say "to the whole world" because the idea is a bit preposterous to me. I believe those who need the message will find it, and this reading is for them.
I did the reading last night, during the New Moon, before I moved to some prayer/ritual/meditation regarding my Grandfather's health conditions.
The first card I noticed in this spread is Mardoc, king of Spades. The only Black card, and at the top of the spread, which is a meaningful position. But certainly, for a guy who calls himself "the heartless", he has a good bunch of Hearts following him. This spread reminds me a of a crème brûlée... hard caramel top, and delicious vanilla custard underneath.
I believe the coming cycle will start with an ending. Huh? Well, the 13♠ is not simply the last card in the Spades group, but he also closely related to death, to doors that close. In the first days, as the Moon grows brighter, we may still feel a certain bitterness, or melancholy, or just a general dissatisfaction towards our situation or something we have experienced. But these feelings will lose their strength, as we enter a phase of healing, symbolised by the following Heart cards.
In this spread there a strong feeling of 'starting a new cycle' - it may be related to today's solstice, as well. In the Northern Hemisphere it's the beginning of Summer, and here in the Southern Hemisphere, of Winter. A new Season begins in our lives.
The other card that jumped out in this layout is the 3♥, because it's the only upright card. For me, it tells that, though we may experience an improvement (specially emotional, helping to ease some physical problems), there will be some moments of instability, related to opposite wishes.
From one side, we have the desire to connect to others, to share, to get in touch, and thus expose ourselves to the outer world. On the other side, the healing is not done yet, and we may feel compelled to stay inside our 'egg', waiting a bit longer. As comfortable as this alternative may seem, it may make our emotional river turn into a quagmire. The inner waters must not be held still for too long.
In a nutshell: In the coming cycle, feelings and experiences that have been dragging us down will start to lose their grip a bit, as we walk towards healing. It can become an intense month, emotionally-speaking,and there will be the need to balance the urge to expose oneself to others with the impulse to withdraw completely into safety. Sticking to any of the extremes is not good - true growth will come from learning how to work with both tendencies in the appropriate moments. You will have the opportunity to practice your emotional flexibility - Pilates for the spirit!
The Playing Card Oracles © Ana Cortez & C.J. Freeman