Greetings travelers. I'm excited to say that we got some rain in Los Angeles. I was beginning to feel like a raison. Seems like a lot of things have been on the wait list as well, last week the issue raised was of potential delays in projects or plans, via the star and some opposing cards. The week the story progresses.
Strength comes into aspect this week with some strange detail cards. The compass of our journey spins the stars are illuminated from a new perspective, over the ocean and across a new vista we see a maiden and a lion. Near the woman, taming beast, we see two aces, pentacles and cups, both in reverse. These are mirrored by the two of wands (R), and four of cups.
Hind, or the deer, returns to us again. One week in, one week out, and now back. She is our animal guide or living energy that teaches us to handle our urges and the situation with gentleness, grace, beauty.
Getting ahead of myself, let's see how these cards feel together.
The way forward is to lead with love, it may be tough love, it may be "killing them with kindness" but the way to carry on now is by exerting some control over your re-action to snap, bully, control, or growl and swipe. Bad kitty, no!
Lead the way forward from the heart.
When we bring the energy of anger or aggression up to the heart center we balance and take the animal gut reaction up to the human level.
Ace fo Pentacles (R) is asking us about what it is we are not doing to manifest what we want. Are you dedicated to making your will fruit to reward? This could also augur a loss of what you thought was a sure thing. A job, a financial opportunity, a monetary gain of some sort. Don't play yourself by banking on outcomes that haven't come to fruition. Wait for the pay out.
Ace of Cups (R) says, buck up kid, life isn't all sunshine and lollipops, and you need to accept that the bad is as valid as the good, you sometimes don't get what you want but, grow up, deal with it. Lying around and crying about your problems and blaming the world for your current situation. You NEED change.
Water is fluid, fluid is liquid, it flows to new places, takes on new forms depending on where it is carried. The current vessel for your fulfillment seems to be inadequate, otherwise you'd be feeling something else. Wouldn't you?
Something to think about.
If you haven't taken the time to get centered on your guiding star (last week) and come to understand, FEEL, you next move, the Two of Wands (R) is here to remind you of that important lesson. It's nice when these little reminders come up, otherwise you may lose the opportunity in the moment.
"The door will come but once, do not hesitate" comes to mind. It's from one of my favorite series of books ever, The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan (RIP). Your momentum in relations to your goals, desires, and dreams is based on your focus, enthusiasm, and dedication to manifesting your dreams into reality.
It takes courage, conviction, and even risk. Putting ourselves in new situations that we do not know the temperature of. We are learning. This is life. Are you learning from the right experience or is it, the experience you are in, reminding you to find your passion again? Balance and on point, or goal lost from sight?
Which leads up to the other card (aspect) the Four of Cups. I quote:
"When you encounter the Four of Cups there is a sense that it is time for a re-evaluation of your situation and a need to look deep within your own psyche to find understanding.
You need to re-evaluate things. If you are bored or dissatisfied with the status quo, avoid distractions and examine your heart of hearts to gain clarity. "Crying over spilt milk" or saying, "I told you so" is not attractive.
The Four of Cups means disappointment in someone or in a situation. You may become tired of the same old struggle that has been carried on too long in the past. The end result may include disappointment in the final result."
Well, when the message comes the invisible seems to really bang down the meaning for us. 1-2-3-4.
If you are self-absorbed, you tend to refer everything back to yourself - your own interests and desires. On this card, we see a man who is unaware of the cup being offered to him. He misses this gift because he's turned within. In readings, the Four of Cups can indicate that you are wrapped up for the moment in your own world.
In some situations, you must focus on yourself. When life is too stressful, you need to devote time and energy to yourself or you will feel swamped. The Four of Cups can represent a positive period of self-reflection and renewal. By taking the time to go within to dream, muse and reflect, you restore your emotional balance."
The Deer is our little helper this week. I think she is saying to handle our self with a little gentleness and love. She becomes the lions keeper, feminine, matching that of the woman in the card. So great is her dedication to love that she can even calm the beast through her otherworldly power.
Subtleness. Have you ever watched deer coming out at dawn or dusk? Quiet. Graceful. They move with a quiet grace, ever vigilant, silent. They come out in the in-between time, dusk and enter the night. The deer return at dawn to the forest, grasses, and hidden places, always mindful of the beasts of the land. Deer can become prey.
The Druid Animal Oracle mentions a special connection the Otherworld and the Faery Folk, indicating that there is magick (new perception and exploration) to be had in these times. She's been to us now once before.
My experience in the last week has been to see a dream crash (friend) and the later "aaack" because of it. That crash has to be recovered or we let the experience become defeat. Dont' let the negative crush your dream, as my friend Astrid likes to say, "it can take a thousand rejection letters before your writing gets accepted". The Star has told us, the dream is real, it can happen. Do not lose hope, do not let these times take you down, and if they do pick yourself back up, collect yourself, and look deeper.
What's next for you? Anything is possible. Get back in touch with original vision. Take these notes and apply them to your dreams. What do they say for you and your goals in life? Begin there and find your answers.
– - Be well,
Scott K Smith http://lifencompass.com
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