wow, that's some kind of energy out there this weekend, huh? I've got a jar of water out charging in the moonlight, and as we're also expecting some wind & rain from the hurricane in the Atlantic, it's gonna be one powerful elixir!
|set a jar of water out after sundown, and bring it in before sunrise to make moon water!|
there was a full moon in Aquarius on July 23, so this lunation is closing that energy out - its all about changing into who we mean to become, which is by no means easy, but the release of pent up emotions will certainly be healing...hopefully of the past so we may move more freely into our futures. that it's a blue moon only amplifies its power, giving us the courage and creative energy to help new inspirations for the collective take flight...release release release! 'we the collective' have never been more aware of our personal gifts, and the need to share them - take a look back and be proud of how far we've come! we may find that dialing down any arrogance and judgement helps us to simply recognize our value, and polish ourselves to (near) perfection. a little "know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em" energy! notice what ignites your passions, and focus on lighting that fire...or alternatively, what scares you to death, and what helps you manage to keep steady and calm? do we talk about it/use that motivation? or do we keep it to ourselves so we can deep-dive in solitude? who are we when no one's looking? let's make sure to free ourselves of any old, outdated restrictions we're stuck in and grow into everything the collective needs us - and who we need ourselves - to be. here's what we got:
|image shows three cards from The Tarot of a Moon Garden - 9 of Staffs (reversed)/10 of Pentacles/The Hierophant, with a small feather and a string of beads, on a light cloth background.|
9 of Staffs (reversed): that chip on our shoulder is telling us that we haven't been learning from our past mistakes...it's the over-identification with struggle mentality that has us tending to fail at the finish. focusing on our triumphs - honoring the challenges we've managed to turn into opportunities - can help shift our mindset from victim to victor. we're So Close, we HAVE to keep going! there's nothing to be gained from wasting energy being angry that life isn't fair; use it instead to recognize and correct an indefensible position...like creating our own drama and blaming it on others (we all do it, we just change the story to suit our purposes). there's still a lot of work to do, so let's get after it! and maybe ease up on the restrictions/boundaries a bit...we need to learn to compromise.
10 of Pentacles: a long hard path to get to where everything we put work into will flourish; a permanence and satisfaction made all the sweeter for being shared with family. our plan for the future - the solid foundation on which we support and care for our legacy. so much abundance through a balance of emotional and physical work. deep roots help generational abundance thrive. can this energy feel stagnant, though? boring? does it need a good dose of conflict? while a conventionally stable life feels safe and expansive, we may need to ask if we're doing what really matters to us. remember to spend time pursuing our passions while enjoying the fruits of our labors.
The Hierophant: following the path of knowledge and education through sacred institutions, embracing convention, following the process/rules. a trusted mentor that helps align us with our core values, a symbol of the sacred, and spiritual awareness. being ok with asking for what we need. someone who can and will provide wisdom and guidance, or someone who is set in their ways. don't rock the boat. taking part in a ceremony or ritual of your own creation.
if the message here is to 'get out of our own way' and stop creating drama that holds us back from working towards building a solid foundation for our future, then perhaps in this moment we need to learn how to do that through established practices and conventional collective wisdom. this doesn't appear to be an opportune time to seek out groundbreaking new practices, or cutting-edge solutions - stick with the tried and true for success in this instance. where are we failing, and why? in what ways are we stepping on our own toes, and avoiding our deepest, most necessary work for the needs of the collective? how can we best move forward together in ways that honor and uplift us all? how much work have we done towards updating the 'collective wisdom' in our time, and can we do more?
I know I have a lot to think about in terms of how best to move forward with bringing my dreams to fruition, and 'following the established rules' is probably a great place to start, in my case. as always, thank you for coming along, commenting, and sharing - this reading is for anyone who wants/needs it! as always, I hope there's something in here for you personally, and feel free to contact me for a private reading.