Energy of the Week
Two of Swords
This week's energy may take us in different directions in order to find that stabilized point of balance where we hone in on the right path or decision for us.
In this card, the woman is blindfolded which can represent inner guidance and intuition. Going within to contemplate the pros and cons, beliefs, and wisdom needed before making a sound decision. She is still, stable and confident within her ability to take action once she receives clarity. Being blindfolded also reminds us that we do not always have all the pieces of the puzzle. Outcomes won't always be revealed to us, but this is our opportunity to walk in faith, fully trusting the universe for guidance.
Sometimes we are in our heads a little too long, overthinking, stuck in anxiety over a difficult decision or necessary confrontation. The swords across the chest symbolizes being at a crossroads. Examine the relationships and circumstances in your life that need to be addressed. Where have you been procrastinating? Where have you allowed fear of the unknown to keep you in a neutral state, hoping and wishing the issue will resolve itself if you pretend not to notice it?
Call to action for the week:
Reclaim your power of decision-making. This is a skill that can be practiced. If you struggle in this area, start small. Be deliberate with your thoughts, what you will have for breakfast, the number of chapters you'll read each day... it takes practice. This practice builds self-trust and confidence to then make bigger decisions.
Feel that empowerment and use it as fuel for the "scarier" choices. You got this! I'm right here growing with you. Leave a comment below if you want to engage with me. And check out my latest podcast episode below for deeper insight on the 2 of Swords energy.
Have a transformative week!
Energy of the Week
One of my favorite cards in the deck, The Hermit card embodies Virgo energy - Earth element - stable, grounded, highly spiritual, analytical and wise. When you are ready to go on a solo journey to seek inner guidance and deeper understanding of Self, you may pull The Hermit card. It calls for solitude in order to gain clarity from within. You may take as long as needed to analyze, assess, or reflect on your emotions, thoughts, actions, and life purpose. The old man on the card carries a lantern with a shining star inside - symbolic of one's inner light. People who travel the world on a spiritual quest tend to be in this hermit mode but it can be as simple as a weekend retreat. The knowledge and wisdom gained is meant to fortify a direction or calling. If you're feeling overwhelmed, confused, distraught or emotional imbalance, you may want to take this sacred time of alone.
Three of Pentacles
The 3 of Pentacles is another Earth-based, grounded type of energy card. Pentacles represent stability, resources, money. The people in the card are working together in collaboration to strategize and build something of substance. This has to do with planning and setting a foundation for the future. Teamwork and hard work is required here. Like earth energy, this isn't a fast-moving situation - slow and steady wins the race. Planning something that will last takes focus, precision and attention to detail. You'll likely need communicate with several people to coordinate schedules and play specific roles. Have you found your tribe? Do you have a common vision that you're ready to work towards?
To hear more about The Hermit & 3 of Pentacles, listen to my latest podcast episode below!
Energy of the Week
This card carries the energy of joy, happiness, success, and enlightenment. It is total comfort in one's own skin. The boy riding the horse is completely naked and free, enjoying the blessing of his life under the sun and surrounded by sunflowers.
In the collective energy pull for the week (see podcast episode below), The Sun card came out in reverse, which can suggest sadness, lack of clarity or false impressions of reality. Sometimes we don't allow ourselves to fully experience joy due to blockages in our thinking or feelings of overwhelm and disharmony. It's important to get back in touch with the things that truly fulfill us to embody that playful, childlike attitude again.
How to address The Sun in its reverse position:
1. Examine what is holding you back from expressing yourself. How do you feel?
2. Identify the trauma or issue that has been triggered within you.
3. Are you overthinking a situation? Is your ego overpowering your ability to see things for what they are?
4. Once you've identified the problem, find a practical, grounded solution that brings your attention back into your body. (i.e. take a walk outside, watch a funny movie, play a sport or do a workout, do a mindfulness meditation, write a gratitude list)
5. Make a conscious effort to shift out of this energy after you've allowed yourself to do this processing and shadow work. Know that it will not last. No matter how bad it seems at the moment, the sun will always rise again.
Energy of the Week
This is the first card in the Major Arcana after The Fool card (0). Often seen as the most powerful card in the tarot deck because it signifies the essence of manifestation, the magician is indeed a powerful manifestor with all his tools available to create his vision. On the table, there is a pentacle, cup, sword, and wand - all the elements combined with his divine intuitive guidance to confidently carry out his plans. It's merging the energies of the spiritual and the earthly realms.
The magician is a master communicator who knows how to ask for what he needs, takes action, and trusts in his own abilities.
We can harness this energy by being in the constant flow of abundance and directed focus. We manifest our desires from a mental and energetic state of clarity - not confusion, fear or stagnation.
If you feel you are unable to manifest, consider there may be a lack of will or purpose, miscommunication, lack of skills or self knowledge. Are you bringing all your gifts to the table? Are you expressing your unique voice? How can you be more authentic in order to access your magical nature?
Stand in authority of your own life. Claim it, and it will be yours.
To hear more insight on The Magician card, listen to the new episode of my podcast, Collective Energy, Weekly Tarot Pull on Anchor or Apple Podcast. See link below.