Looks like good ol'Clootie is hanging around for another week. Horney little bugger must be pretty insistent we catch the message. Last week was a look at miss-direction and perspective.
There is truth in what you feel and see. The point is to listen to your feelings, you inner sense, about it’s rightness for your self. We can all suffer miss-direction, the world is full of many wonderful and terrible things that can bring up our passionate self. I consider it a personal challenge to allow for the fire in the belly to burn without it setting everything around me ablaze in a 4 alarm fire…. well at least not without the proper safety equipment.
When we come to the crossroads, it is our passion that lights the way. Harness it. Make a torch like luminous Hekate, and seek the path you choose.
For the centered person, this could be a time of observation, seeing over indulgence in vice in others and knowing or seeing the result of those decadence. You may find you have an opportunity to shine a light in the darkness. Caution indicates that you shouldn’t let other people's business take you away from your own life so much that your own passions suffer.
So our cards for the week are: The Devil; Ace of Pentacles (R), 7 of Wands (R); King of Swords (R); Ten of Wands; Assisted by Wolf.
I write to the creative, the spiritual seeker, the person who walks a similar path. Novice or adept, there is a thread that we share found in our connection.
The gist of what I received this week during communication with spirit that I work with on the Tarot Weekly was this.
- False starts
- Inspect what we have committed to; what have we allowed to overpower us? What have we given our power to, dis-empowering ourself.
- To move forward (a very common theme lately at the Tarot Weekly) we must find the resources to leave the confines of our current situation.
What does that mean?
If it is a job and you wish to progress, you may find that this is not the job for you OR that someone has or is hindering your progression.
Relationships could be binding us from change that can infuse us with the creative energy we need. Not to say our partner(s) are bad news but maybe some break away time for you into your own endeavors would serve you better.
There is a final message of "Own your Mojo!"
Do what is necessary to find your great spirit, your authentic self, your true-glowing-you and begin to cultivate that energy. It is time.
A look at the cards...
The Devil: Desire, temptation, and encounters with our fears related to our passions and our animal nature.
What are you facing here in your current situation, are you actually tuning into your fears or an instinct that can help you in your life right now. Fear of progression? Fear of advancement? Fear of change?
Seven of Wands: Are you afraid of leadership? Decision making? Are you focused on imagined outcomes? Remember the realism of the Queen of Swords and the practicality of the King of Pentacles? When we clear the mind and get back to the real path of what needs to be done, the illusions of fear fall away; or if they, our doubts, are founded in actual relationships, it can help us to find our right perspective. Where the seat of our consciousness should be sitting.
Ace of Pentacles (R): Take the seed, plant it and begin! The door is before you. Your greatness, your wisdom / know how is on the other side. Pony up! Let the journey begin.
Do you feel insecure? What are you grounded in? Again, re-seat your consciousness in the proper throne.
King of Swords (R): Again, miss-direction but more specific, either there is focus on the wrong issues and not the bigger picture, or you have been fooled and it's time to clear the head and set yourself straight.
He is representative of a selfish man, serving his own ends, and will probably do whatever it takes to make sure his own survivability / needs are met. Could be a very charming guy, who has a sense of how people work and uses that to play the right cards. If it's not another, watch for these motivations in the self.
This could represent our own Devil.
Ten of Wands: Said to represent taking on too much, or more than your share of responsibility in a situation. Overburdened. I also feel an element of shame there... The figure is not only carrying to much, but his head is bend into the staves, hiding behind the work to prove the place he is in.
"See how much I have to deal with? This is why I can't just let this go."
Don't fool yourself. It's not worth the energy you are wasting that could be spent in something that you want to pursue and would make you happy.
The animal energy that comes through is the wolf.
For me, personally, this has to do with retaining a sense of power / independence while existing within the pack.
Our sense of self that is sustained by those we surround ourself with, we are empowered when we are connected to those that are part of the goal, support us in our higher aspirations, and want to see us succeed. Find these folks.
I recommend a meditation on the force and power of the Wolf to find the message that it brings to you in light of the tarot connection this week. Seek your lunar influence, feel the dirt beneath your paws, run through the primordial forest of your self.
Scott K Smith http://lifencompass.com
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