November 3, 2020
The Tarot Forecast is a look at the month ahead in a tarot spread. If you follow this column, you’ll notice some cards show up time and time again. When cards create patterns, it means we are working with their energy long term, either as individuals or as a community. The reading this month is also dominated by Swords and Pentacles. The suit of Swords is Air energy and represents matters of the mind: fears, thoughts, and intellect while Pentacles cards rule Earth and the material world, bringing insight to our bodies, homes, jobs, and finances.
For the month of November, I pulled the Page of Swords, which was part of the October forecast as well. The Page of Swords invites us to new ways of thinking and communicating this month. Allow yourself to be curious and seek out knowledge. Research and sources you trust are important this month, so lean into your mind over your emotions. How can you be open to new perspectives in your life? Let honesty and insight guide you, but be careful not to be too frank or critical of yourself or others.
For election day on November 3rd, I pulled the Ace of Pentacles. The Ace of Pentacles marks prosperous beginnings, it is a time for manifesting our ideas of a different world into reality. What seed can you plant now to create prosperity in your life? This card brings a message of opportunity. However, the practicality of Pentacles reminds us that no opportunity is a guarantee unless you work for it. So go vote.
The new moon lands on November 15th, and the card for that day is the II of Swords. This card brings with it indecision, mental blocks, and hard choices. How can you be kind to yourself when you’re feeling stuck? Remember, sometimes there is no right answer, or the “perfect” option just isn’t available to you, so you may need to settle for something. Confusion is also part of this card, so if you’re feeling full of doubt this new moon, take a moment to pause, wait until you’re ready to make any serious decisions.
The VIII of Pentacles keeps showing up in the monthly forecasts, I pulled it again for the full moon on November 30th. This card is asking us to reevaluate our relationship to work. We need to be sharpening our skills and tools, and bringing our quality of work and craftsmanship to the next level. Now is the time to focus — develop your craft and vocation. How can you bring purpose and meaning to your work this full moon? If you need help, connect with mentors and educators to guide you.
Finally, for guidance, I pulled the VII of Pentacles. Nicknamed the adulting card, the VII of Pentacles expects us to work hard and be diligent. If we’re looking for investments in our community and in our lives, we have to show up and put in the effort. Persevere and you will be rewarded.
—Naomi Westwater @naomiwestwater