This hopped out at me from the archives. Reminder to protect our energy!
There’s an economy to energy; as flesh and blood beings in a material plane, our bodies and minds have only so much fuel. What we think about, what we care about, what we give and receive all reflect our values in how we spend this resource.
It can be intentional or accidental, but the end result is the same. I prefer intentional. You’re less likely to wake up some day wondering what you’ve done with your life.
We’re blessed by the Queen of Swords. As Water in Air, emotions inform but do not dominate her perception. That’s the Queen of Cups job! She shares the Queen of Wands’ determination, but is less hot-headed exercising it. While the Queen of Pentacles contributes by planting and nurturing, the Queen of Swords achieves by pruning. She is skilled in cutting away the superfluous drags that thwart progress.
The people that drain you, the job you dread, the situations you avoid, the preoccupation with your family’s choices, whatever eats away at time, resources or peace—energy drains come in all shapes and sizes. Are you getting anywhere with the expenditure? Does it support and reflect what you want in your life?
If not, detach (air) from your emotional entanglement (water). Cut away what isn’t serving your higher goals and you’ll find those outcomes you pursue become a whole lot clearer and the movement toward them a whole lot lighter.
P.S. Some drains are very intentional. Be wary of those who make you feel uncomfortable in any way, shape or form. This IS your early warning system.
Does how you spend your energy reflect your values?