Catalyzing Our Intention ~ Tarot for 13 Jan

Catalyzing our intention is the theme of today’s tarot reading. Three cards from the suit of Wands appear in progression in the reading, 6, 7, and 8 respectively. The numerology is 21 which reduces to 3, again catalytic in nature.

Looking at the cards, there’s balance and momentum, energy going in all directions. After an initial victory is achieved with the 6 of Wands, the wooden club in the middle of the 7 of Wands suggests that we stand in our power, followed by a rainbow appearing on the 8 of Wands suggesting a new day is dawning.

What comes through is that all is not lost and we have the resources and skills necessary to achieve our desired goals. The wands of the adept appear in a pattern on the 6 of Wands, flames rising from each crossing suggesting victory resulting from interaction with others. Any differences suggested by the three distinct wands are set aside fostering unity of purpose.

The same wands appear in a similar design in the 7 of Wands, but this time an additional club-like wand appears in front, apart from the others, making its own statement. Now that the battle has been won, either a leader has emerged or we’re asserting our own position on the situation. Valour is the title of this card, standing up for others and for a greater purpose.

The 8 of Wands has only jagged red rays emerging from the center of a crystal merkaba. A rainbow appears above. Swiftness is felt with energy moving in all directions. A sense of balance is also present as with the other two cards in the reading. A new approach is developing in tandem with the promise of a new day.

The swiftness of the rays suggests confidence with the middle rays indicating alignment. All angles have been considered and swift action is required, explosive yet balanced in our approach. We align with a higher truth and then act swiftly, with integrity, in synchronicity with others.

If today’s reading is any indication, we might take it as a positive sign that we have more power than we realize. We’ve proven time and again that with unified strength we are victorious. Our focus is on the greater good, a higher purpose our goal. While leaders may emerge, it’s our collective efforts that will bring our world back into alignment. We stand in our true power of Higher Self, of our collective consciousness, as we act with integrity and valor.

There are two days in 2017 which land on Friday the 13th, today and in October on my birthday. I was born on a Sunday, but I love it when my birthday is on a Friday the 13th. It was also on Friday, October 13, 1307 that King Philip IV of France, an uncle in my ancestry, arrested hundreds of Knights Templar, also uncles/cousins/grandfathers in my ancestry, for treason or heresy or some other contrived reason. They were wealthy, he wanted their treasure, so there you go.

No telling what shenanigans will happen between now and the next Friday the 13th, but if we’re to be victorious over any of it, we’ll need to come together in unified purpose. The Knights Templar saw what happened when a King decided they were no longer an asset, many burned at the stake at the hands of his arrogance, service to self more important than honor and truth.

The superstition surrounding the number 13, let alone falling on a Friday, is that it’s unlucky. I view it as a Master Witch number but then I have a certain bias that way. I prefer to use this day for setting intentions. So how about this one:

I set the intention of no distractions from a unified purpose, of alignment with self and others. I set the intention that no matter what the dark forces who have gained power manage to do, they will not derail me from the reality of oneness and unity with all. I will use my awareness, stand in my own power as well as with others, extending harmony and love to all.

Eventually the circus-like atmosphere will end, our one family our true pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Blessings to all!

Originally published at on January 13, 2017.