Welcome to the tarot reading for the month. This tarot reading will be for September 2021 and will use the Waking the Wild Spirit Tarot by Poppy Palin. This deck was published in 2002 by Llewellyn and is no longer in print. Copies are difficult to find, but worth the search.
The Reading Approach
The reading is done by drawing ten cards based on ten questions. The overall question for the reading is, “what do the visitors to askAstrology need to know about the upcoming month of August 2021?”
Question 1: What is the Immediate Concern for this Month?
The 10 of Water, Calm, indicates the need to find emotional balance, which is not very easy in these current times, which probably makes the card that much more important. This month we need to find ways to feel safe and relaxed; we need to take the time to “be”, if only for a few moments. The more we find our center, the better we will be able to face the stresses in the world around us.
Question 2: What is the Challenge this Month?
The Page of Water, the Fortune Teller, reminds us that we often seek answers outside the mainstream convention. In doing so, we need to be careful who we choose to work with, listen to, and approach for spiritual insights, or even predictions, about the current state of affairs and future directions. Fortune tellers tap into the imagination and collective unconscious/conscious in very powerful ways. Many can be extremely helpful and many can be con-artists, so the challenge is finding ones that offer fruitful visions and not greedy charlatanism.
Question 3: What is Obvious, but We need a Reminder?
The 10 of Coins appears to remind us of how many things we should be grateful for, knowing that there is an opportunity in The Ace of Earth, Seed, appears to remind us how important it is, in the beginning, to plant seeds properly and nurture them carefully. While there are many endings happening now, there are also many beginnings. What seeds do we need to plant this month, how do they need to be cared for, and what do we want to see them produce that will be beneficial and abundant for us? It is also obvious that we need to care for nature and the natural world with new approaches that are earth-friendly.
Question 4: What is Hidden, that Needs to be Revealed?
The 4 of Earth, The Garden, lets us know that hard work will be rewarded if we take care of ourselves and our world. If we want to make sure the Seed can grow properly, we will have to envision results that lead to a thriving and flourishing garden. We must care for the land for it to produce abundance for us; we must not lose sight of the importance of the land for our survival.
Question 5: What is Something from our Past that will Help Us in the Present Moment?
In this deck, the 3 of Swords represents travel, either for business or pleasure. Where have you been in your past that the In this deck, the 2 of Earth, Root, represents the successful transition of Seed energy into something that will grow and provide us with sustenance or shelter. Root is the second crucial phase of growth and we have moments in our past when we know an idea, job, or relationship “took root”. What happened to make some of those circumstances grow and flourish while others withered and died before they could become something wonderful? We want to bring the successful lessons forward into the current moment.
Question 6: What do We Need to Know for Guidance Going Forward?
As shown in this picture, the 6 of Fire, Spiral Dance, is about being positive and activating spiritual/creative energy. We need to be hopeful and energetic going forward; there is much to do and much to achieve, especially in trying times. This month will really need our positive energy and effort; we need to capture the power of the dance, literally and metaphorically. Take some time to dance like no one is watching and see how it shifts your energy and how it changes people’s responses to you, in a positive way.
Question 7: What do We Need to Know about Our Life Purpose, Currently?
The 6 of Water, Womb, like the Ace of Earth, is about nurturing and caretaking, but now on a human and emotional level, instead of a practical one. Womb energy is about what is necessary to feel safe and know that the next generation is cared for and protected. We need to look at who is entering the world now and what world are they entering. How will they be protected; what will their needs be?
Question 8: What do We Need to Know to Fulfill the Purpose?
The number 6 card of the Majors, Soul Mates, and Blessed Union reminds us that the care of the newborn souls best moves forward with the loving support of parents and people whose love for each other provides the abundance of love needed to raise a child or children. In this month we are charged to look at what we are building, who we are caring for, and who we partner with. Strength in these areas will help us endure and prosper.
Question 9: What are Our Hopes and Fears?
The 6 of Earth, the Heartbeat Drum, asks us to connect with the hope of life, and the rhythm of life that runs through the planet and each heart. The fear we must face, and overcome, is an inability to feel our connection with the planet and other people, to be disconnected. We also have to be wary of those who do not hear or feel the heartbeat drum, making them a danger to others and the world at large.
Question 10: What is an Action for Each of Us to Consider Taking?
The Knight of Swords is about strategic thinking, figuring out the best way to act and make choices. The energy of the card wMajor card 17, Source and Connection, urge us to build community. We need to reach out this month and connect with others who understand the need for us to know that we are all in this life experience together currently and always. And the greater good will be found through connection, not separation; integration, not division. Make the effort to connect and remember the power of Source, shown in the cards of the Seed and the Womb in this reading.