3. Mercury Retrograde, The Swords & Spiritual Activism

In this episode of Tarot for the Wild Soul, we’re talking about how to weave the Tarot into relaxing and softening into the medicine of Mercury Retrograde as we see more need to step into sacred activism. Personal responsibility is really important now, in these times—more than ever—to not respond from pain and fear, but from a desire to show up in our values, to take actions for a sense of peace and equanimity. What we say matters. What we do now matters. We need to dive really deeply, step forward, and speak when it is in alignment.

“What we do, what we say, what we commit to, and what we align ourselves with has ripple effects for—maybe—hundreds of years.”

We’re also talking about the medicine the Swords of the Tarot offer. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that we begin to look at the swords—not as problems, but as opportunities. Any fear that we look deeply in the eyes at becomes a deep ally to us.

“The swords are actually here to help out evolve out of brain chemistry traps that keep us from expanding.”


  • Honoring Charlottesville, and how to begin to step more deeply into sacred service for the planet and in activism (3:37)

  • Mercury Retrograde and the Magician Rx in Virgo (the Hermit) in the Tarot (10:49)

  • How the Swords suit is a crucial and beautiful tool for evolution of our brain chemistry (39:18)

  • What is a good starter Tarot deck? (53:22)

  • The unexpected ways Tarot card reversals manifest and what to do when you don’t want to believe your cards or if you don’t like your Tarot card pull (56:26)

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