Spread: Weekly Theme, Weekly Approach, Weekly Challenge, (also known as, TAC Reading)
Date: Dec 26, 2021
This weekly reading has some remarkable concurrences! With the start of the new year, The Fool  has shown up as our Theme Of The Week, which as some of you may know, represents the start of a new journey of life. The King of Swords turned up as our Approach To The Week which shows us that we just have to use our mental acumen to think of some crafty solutions to our bad situations (Eight of Swords) in our Challenge Of The Week. Check out what it all means by reading my Guidance For The Week.
In case you’ve never seen one of my TAC (Theme, Approach, Challenge) Readings before, I’ll explain:
How It Works
The Theme of The Week is the overall subject or concerns that will be happening during the week.
The Approach To The Week is about what attitude, feelings or actions to try and use regarding the issues.
The Challenge of The Week card seems obvious, however, these aren’t always easy to accomplish.
Then there’s my guidance about How The Cards Come Together, as well as, some advice about what you can do to help yourself through the week.
0 • The Fool
The Fool  symbolizes embarking on a new way of life. Some examples are: a physical journey, a spiritual journey, moving to a new place, starting a new job, or getting engaged, married or divorced.
Often, when The Fool indicates a person who is beginning a spiritual path they have absolute faith in the universe. In such a case, the person has no fear and feels that everything will turn out well. The person may be in touch with the intuitive realm, or may simply be naive about the future.
The Fool represents a state of openness and faith that they’ll be supported in their adventure.
King of Swords
This King represents a man of great strength and authority. He is involved with mental work, and as such, he is a good counselor with acute mental dexterity. He has a gift for thinking clearly and rapidly, and he is able to express his thoughts with considerable eloquence.
In this reading, he represents a situation in which mental and communication skills are called for. You may use it for coming up with quick solutions, or, be on the verge of a spiritual breakthrough and are ready to communicate it to others in your life.
VIII • Swords
The tension of the Eight Of Swords is related to that of the Two of Swords (which came up in our December 12-18th Reading), except that the Two indicates denial, while the Eight suggests you are conscious of the choices available.
Despite this, you feel trapped—either unable or unwilling to choose and therefore stuck in a painful emotional or mental state. You are your own worst enemy.
This card describes a situation that causes great unhappiness, but you can change matters. The bad situation is temporary.
How The Cards Come Together
At this time, you are out of sync with the rest of the world, but in a Positive + way. You may want to go out (vacation or New Year’s Eve) or out on your own (moving to a new place, starting a new job, or spiritual path), full speed ahead, however, you may feel isolated, or more introverted.
Your experience of the current situation is different from those around you—you feel as if you are marching to a different drummer, and you probably are. Listen to that drummer, for this is the beat of your authentic self, trying to get your attention.
Our challenge this week is that we have to deal with a bad situation – most likely the COVID-19 variant, Omicron and the government’s newest restrictions but could also be that finances prevent us from moving forward in our pursuits at this time – which – when looking at your whole life’s timeline – is temporary.
The problem can be worrisome but dealt with more easily by using your acute mental acumen (astuteness) and making different choices.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
Posted using Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti: