Hello again. Happy MOON-day! I bring you this weeks casting of the Tarot Cards.
Death (R) + Magician (pointing at) Nine of Cups (R), Seven of Pentacles, and Page of Wands (R). Not that there the Arcana of the week is the little Death -so called because it's in reverse. The Magician was just standing around on the side, and so part of the drawing. He's pointing to the significance of what we can use in the three Minor Arcana cards that accompany the energy this week.
It's not yet over... Any frustration that you may have been having over the last few weeks may remain. There is an end in site but it appears that you are not quite completing the cycle. In a work situation this could be the continuance of a project or job that you had thought was done. It's not. In love and relating you may find that the same issue has come up again and the results were the same.
They are the same because we have not changed and that is the message of Death in reverse.
Frustrating situations drag on and on. I've read that you may not be able to move forward on these issues until you finish old business, which appear to be "over and over again scenarios" in your relationships. Same fight. Same-o, same-o. In short it is unfinished business.
There is the glimmer of a new beginning but only just there, a different path to take down the road of how we use our power / energy in our interaction with this never-ending story.
As I said the Magician is here, one hand pointing at the Rattle (literally) and the other pointing down to the three Minor Arcana cards this week. He, our Magician, is asking us to apply our magickal/spiritual thinking and practice to our thoughts about the situation(s) at hand: Those that don't seem to end.
How have we fallen into an unconscious interaction with this person, or people, that are part of the revolving karma? If we could generate the audacity to change, to act consciously rather than falling into the same fight, how would we have manifested and grounded a different outcome? You can't be a sleeper in these situations of change otherwise the moment passes by while you're counting sheep.
Nine of Cups (R) pops in to tell me that there is a rise of disappointment that things do not change. This is an indicator of our challenge to the self. Note that this message of change has come up for the last few weeks. As we moved into the Mercury Retrograde, in the sign of Virgo, how could we not find an opportunity to explore the finer points of change and growth? Virgo's see the details.
There is an unfulfilled feeling surfacing in the scenario and knit picking the details wont hash it out any more if you are going round-and-round int he same scenario. You have come at it from every angle, please look at it from the standpoint that you could be wrong in your approach. Maybe it's time to strike out on your own and create the you that you desire and see what sort of difference that makes?
Above all contemplate your ideas about your actions and desires for manifestation at this time. We're in a retrograde, retrogrades tell me "inner journey" not outer.
The Seven of Pentacles pops in next and affirms the last statements. He or she is asking us to take a moment and asses our situation, what is needed, if anything? What direction are we going. Does our life reflect our inner compass? What space are we acting from? How does it feel? We are at a crossroads and the Seven of Pentacles is begging the question, are you in line with your goal and or vision of where you should be.
Is there two big of a gap between the life imagined and the life lived? Sevens are not final numbers in fact they represent that moment of contemplation as what we know is deepened through reflection, again affirming that this isn't a time of endings but reflecting.
Page of Wands (R) can have to do with self image which further leads me to believe this energy is all about our own personal change. There is a possibility that the Page of Wands (R) is someone who is bullying you with temper, I keep reading mean spirited, or using the lame leg to cry "victim" to tether you to a dependency situation where they can get what they want by playing the wounded one.
Get centered bring up the Page of Wands in your minds eye or place the card before you. Extend your senses out to the card, feel the resonating vibration of the Page. Cast your minds eye out and carry the resonance with you, seek the source. Is it someone in your life or is it your own self-image that is playing the power role to get what it wants?
That brings me back to the beginning. If we are the cause of the ever-repeating karma, then its' up to use to realize that the master of the wagon (Chariot) is you. Take command of the journey by giving yourself a lesson in change: It's starts with us.
Full Moon in Pisces
Michelle Karen writes about the upcoming Full Moon in Pisces between Tuesday 8/24 at 7:11 AM and Thursday 8/26 at 7:48 PM:
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
She also notes the continuing retrogrades, Uranus, Pluto, Neptune, Saturn, and Mercury. You can view that list of retrogrades, times, dates and potential influences to be mindful of here.
Take that into meditation if it resonates with you. I pay attention to those planetary motions.
I hope this weekly finds you well.
- – - Be well,
Scott K Smith http://lifencompass.com
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