This week’s Zen Biker Tarot Forecast is very much like life itself: if you can look past the scary parts, you will discover a world of opportunity.
The first card here is The Devil. Now, we’re trained to think of the Devil as pure evil, a malicious entity dedicated to the downfall of you and everything else that is good. That’s in this world. In the world of the Tarot, The Devil is the embodiment of Forces Beyond Your Control. Maybe they’re directed, maybe they’re not. But trying to fight it is like pissing at a lightning bolt. Sure, you could, but why bother?
You might think that the first card alone is enough reason to go dig a survivalist bunker in your back yard, but keep looking. The Devil card is just the dominant force for the next week.
Not a bad thing if you keep your head on, as the second card tells us.
The King of Coins is the top dog of his realm, the President of the club. Notice the snake under his heel in this particular deck. For eons the serpent has represented all sorts of things, from fertility to immortality to esoteric knowledge to medicine to…well, the point is, it’s under the Knight’s heel. Not to get all Biblical on you, but there is a reason saints are depicted stepping on snakes. This is an emblem of conquest, of mastery. All the things the snake represents are under control when they’re under heel.
If we look up from the snake, we see a shield bearing the emblem of life, the scarab. Your life up to this point is your shield against outside forces. Like those in the first card. The shield in this reading is even in between the Knight and The Devil, in case the message wasn’t quite clear. The coin the Knight holds out is the reward for following his example and mastering yourself.
And what a reward.
The Ace of Coins is the Grand Enchilada. The pinnacle. This is a card of great temporal and spiritual achievement. Success and security with zero uncertain terms.
That’s what’s on the other side of this week.
To put the reading in my preferred terms, if you can hold on to your handlebars after jumping over a giant fire pit, you’ll get one hell of a take for sticking the landing.
That does it for this week. Come back every Tuesday for more. If you’d like a personal reading, click here.
See you next time, and until then, Viva Knievel, y’all.