This week is going to be a busy one for most of us - whether you are a mom, wife, housewife, or even if you're a dad, husband, or single person of any gender.... it's the week of Thanksgiving! At least here in the United States it means family gatherings, time off from work, kids out of school.... and lots of food to be prepared and eaten! So for this week's Mommy Time Monday card I have drawn three cards for us rather than just one! Happy Thanksgiving! Let's see what the week has in store for us and what advice our Housewife archetypes have for us! (also, my scanner still is not working.... so these photographs of the cards will have to do!)
Card 1; 5 of PentaclesWhoops! This housewife is off to a rough start... she's dropping dishes and has broken some of her valuable fine china. This card represents to financial and monetary setbacks that many of us are experiencing right now. It's been a rough year and the economy has had more downs than ups and this might be effecting our outlook on the upcoming holidays. The 5 of pentacles often reminds us that there is more to life than money and struggles... and sometimes it's the simple things right in front of us that will bring us the most happiness. (see classic card meaning and image here) I feel this card is warning us that some of our plans for a perfect holiday might experience an upset of some kind... after all... Mercury is in it's slowing stage and will go into retrograde on Thanksgiving day! But this doesn't mean we should hide in the bomb shelter for the next week... just remember that things usually aren't as bad as they seem! After all... even though this housewife will now have to go buy a new set of dishes for the big day, I'll bet she ends up happier with her new set than she was with the old one!
The guidebook from the deck says; "The Page of Wands usually denotes a charismatic child with an active imagination and a wellspring of energy. A fun-loving explorer, he likes being the center of attention. He may indicate the need to find a creative use for a skill you long thought merely functional. This card can also herald the need for growth to bring your dreams into reality."
The guidebook with this card says; "The six of cups conjures up memories of days gone by, youthful expeditions, and long-lost loves. The "coming home" card, it may signal a reunion with a childhood friend or even the rekindling of old romance. Pucker up and savor the sweet and sour taste of nostalgia!"
I hope you all have a wonderful, enjoyable, and Safe holiday week! Enjoy!-----------------------------------
The Housewives' Tarot, by Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum, Quirk Publications
I claim no ownership of this deck, it's artwork, or the shared message from the guidebook.
If you would like your own personal reading with The Housewives' Tarot, come check out the Domestic Divination section of my website! Have a Blessed week! ~ Lady Jo