Card of the week: 6 of Swords
Song of the week: Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
This week is a time for rest and healing. This month, in honor of Women’s History Month, I’ll be using Our Tarot for all of my weekly readings. This deck, created by Sarah Shipman, connects each card to a historical woman. The 6 of Swords is Lucy Hicks Anderson a chef, socialite, business owner, and black trans woman who was charged for perjury and imprisoned in the 1940s for fraud for claiming her husbands GI benefits as a trans woman. The court argued that her marriage wasn’t legal, and she fought the courts, but was forced to serve time with her husband in prison. After prison, she and her husband eventually settled in to a quiet life in Los Angeles
The 6 of Swords asks us to reflect on our battles and distance ourselves from past traumas if we can. It’s also a sign to be gentle with ourselves and give time for recovery and healing. What battles can you distance yourself from? What hurts can you let go? As we approach spring and think about planting our garden, it’s a great time to ask ourselves what we can part with. What pain is taking up space that could be given to new growth?