“Seek joy, y’all!” I hear Arwen’s voice now whenever I see this card, as it’s one of her favorites. When I was still making custom Tarot amulets, she ordered one with this card on it and the lettering: SEEK JOY. Gotta love it.
For this week’s card, I asked: “What do I most need to know about the week to come?”
Seeing this card turn up just lit me up with laughter. For you see, this is one of my favorite weeks of the year. We are getting ready for our annual three-day Lucia Party and soon — very soon! — the house will be full of friends and family. Nora and Bud arrive on Thursday, several more folks on Friday, a whole houseful on Saturday, and half a houseful on Sunday.
This week, I’m cooking, shopping, doing laundry, preparing sleeping spaces for guests, cleaning and decorating — and singing and laughing through it all. Seek joy indeed!
When you get this card in a reading . . .
It’s time to seek joy in your life and share it with others. When we tell our friends and family about our happiness and invite them to be part of it, the happiness grows. So gather your friends together and go have some fun! Dive, swim, roll over and play in the salt-sea waters of Mama Ocean. And remember that “sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” (Thich Nhat Hanh) Smile and spread the joy around.
— from the Gaian Tarot companion book