the draw: monthly tarot readings w/ angela won
the draw is a monthly tarot reading with artist and tarot reader angela won. each month, she’ll draw a card and select an album for the collective energy of that month.
8 of Cups// The Reminder by Feist
By: Angela Won
Ah….The 8 of Cups. I feel like this card has been following me for the last couple of weeks. It’s been popping up in my personal tarot readings and the ones I’ve been doing for friends. So, I’m not surprised that I pulled this card for the collective energy for the month of March. With this card, we are being called to pay attention to what we need to release or change to feel more joy and emotional fulfillment. This card signifies a time of transition and making challenging decisions to move forward and let go of things, people, and situations that no longer serve us. It makes sense that this card has been following me lately: this month I’ll be leaving a job that I’ve been working at for almost three years and starting a new one that I’m really excited about! I know a couple of other people that are experiencing similar transitions, so this card truly resonates with me.
For some of us, the 8 of Cups’ main message of “releasing” means quitting a job and moving onto a new one, or wanting to leave a certain relationship that may feel stagnant. For others, it may mean unlearning negative patterns or self-talk when in spaces of discomfort and sadness. Or maybe it’s as simple as Marie Kondo-ing our closets and getting rid of clothes that we haven’t worn in years. Whatever your situation is, this month’s energy is really an invitation to dig deep and reflect on what we can release or change. Because let’s face it, we as humans tend to hold onto way too much out of fear, obligation, comfortability, or sentimentality.
One of my favorite things about tarot cards is the rich imagery and symbolism. Notice how the individual in the red cloak is looking at the moon for guidance and illumination while walking into unknown territory. When you can’t seem to find your way through the dark, you can channel the moon’s profound intuitive and emotional energy (the Moon card in the tarot, ruled by Pisces, seems fitting because we’re in Pisces season until March 20th) to tune into your inner knowledge to help guide you along your path. What do you need to feel more joy in your everyday life? How can you create more space for new and improved experiences and opportunities for yourself? What or who do you need to let go of? We have to remember that from time to time, we need to shed old layers and release any undesirable baggage before embarking on a new journey, just like the individual in the card who has left all of their cups behind.
Overall, I’m really excited for March and I can’t wait to see how I will continue to grow on this new journey. With the energy of 8 of Cups in mind, I want to encourage everyone to carve out some time for self-care in the month of March and set intentions for what you want this month and the rest of the year to be like. We need to remember to be kind and compassionate to ourselves as we confront aspects of our lives that we are unsatisfied with. With that being said, just know there’s no pressure to make any major, life-altering decisions right now. The 8 of cups simply invites us to address our deeper needs, and to be courageous enough to prioritize ourselves over others this month. This is a moment to practice more self love and acceptance in order to create a spark that ignites the fires of deep healing in all of us.
the draw: the reminder by feist
I picked The Reminder by Feist for the month of March in honor of Pisces season, which is all about listening to your intuition, feeling deep emotions, and self-reflecting. Some of the tracks on this record are aptly titled: I Feel It All, My Moon My Man, The Water, and even Intuition. It’s just perfect for Pisces season. Fun fact: Leslie Feist, the solo artist behind Feist, is a cancer moon. I’m a cancer sun. We’re emotional, sensitive, highly intuitive (sometimes practically psychic), and moody. Maybe that’s why this record resonates with me no matter what I’m going through. When I listen to The Reminder it’s essentially a reminder to myself that I need to be more like the river that weaves in and out of the mountains in the 8 of Cups. I have to surrender to the flow in order to find bigger spaces to grow and expand into. The lines from The Water, “the mountain, the mountain/ came to recognize/ it's steep and rocky sides/ more than realized” remind me that change is essential for me to grow, but that growth is not achieved without challenges or difficulties. It’s a reminder to myself that it’s okay to feel emotional, confused, and hurt while going through changes. It’s also okay to take breaks for self-care when things get hard, or when things aren’t happening fast enough. It’s all a part of the growth and healing process, and listening to The Reminder provides me with comfort and an understanding that I’m not the only one feeling this way.