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Card-a-Month: Ride the Waite

It's the first week of June so that means it's time for this month's Card-a-Month. This time I went with the old standby, the Rider-Waite deck designed by Pamela Colman. I started reading cards with a Rider-Waite, like mostly everybody, but have moved away from it entirely for the most part. But this particular deck I have now has always been insightful and accurate (its previous owner was a book hoarder in Manhattan whose library was broken by order of the fire department for his own safety), so I will go back to it from time to time.

There's been so much written about the Rider-Waite deck, and in the spirit of the card that I pulled for June, I'm going to skip the historical context and jump right into the card to guide us through June.

The 8 of Wands.

Action-packed omen. If there's been a reason to wait, now is not the time. This card is entirely about forward momentum and decision making. Start the project, put the plan in motion, go-for-it-Rock energy.

Interesting that the undercard for this reading was the 7 of Pentacles, the archetypal wait-and-see card. It's as if all that stable, Pentacle influence we had received earlier this year in March and April in reserve was waiting for this moment: to explode. That's your directive for this month.

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