This week’s Tarot Reading is another life lesson more than anything else, and I think the cards just might be trying to tell me that a weekly general reading maybe shouldn’t be predictions. They’ve got some good advice this week, so I think I may heed them.
Our first card is an inverted Five of Cups. Rightside-up, this is a very straightforward card. Do you even need me to tell you that this is the sort of person who is so obsessed with what they have that they haven’t a clue what they’ve lost? We’ve all known at least one, we’ve all been That Guy at least once. Inverted, this time around a general reversal is implied: someone so obsessed with what they’ve lost that they’ve no idea what they have.
The second card, also inverted, is a warning. The Page of Swords is a petty, ambitious, paranoid insecure lout who makes all of Joe Pesci’s movie characters look like navel-gazing hippies. You know the type. Sees threats behind every oxygen molecule, ready to scrap to prove themselves every time they hear somebody’s nose whistle. Upside-down, there’s a host of meanings, but this particular reading is telling me not to worry so much about the card itself. What we’re being told here is “Don’t be That Guy.” As is, avoid being the previous card.
Why? Well, on top of the benefits to be reaped from simply not being a dick, the final card, the Ten of Cups, lets us know that those benefits shall be increased tenfold. Or maybe fivefold. (Notice the two cups being cradled in the first card.) We’ve seen this card before: this is the part where everything comes together, and your hopes and dreams become a reality. Or close enough for government work, anyway. That’s what lies on the other side of the inverted Page.
To sum up, this week we are told, Don’t Be That Guy. Good advice all around, but especially important in the days leading out of a year that people generally seem to dislike. Be aware of your curses, yes. But live in your blessings. If you can just maintain a level, cool head, your blessings will come to a satisfying fruition. Like begets like, after all. If you nurture the seeds of resentment and mopery, all you’re going to grow is a big old mopery tree with giant resentment fruit.
Don’t be That Guy.
If you’ll forgive me for shifting metaphors without a clutch, look forward and enjoy your ride instead. Remember that a motorcycle has no reverse gear. Learn from where you’ve been, pay attention to where you’re going, and take pleasure in the wind.
That’s it for this year. Come back next Tuesday for another Zen Biker Tarot Forecast. Which I may need to rename.
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