When I first started dating my husband, we had some near fights over things I said.
Or to be more accurate, we had some near fights over what he HEARD.
There were patterns in communication with his ex-wife that impacted his paradigm. There were times he heard attacks that I never launched–they were echoes of old fights with a very, very different person.
Now because he’s a very rational Virgo moon, clarifying my thoughts by providing a few supporting details completely eliminated the conflict. But had he not been able to adjust his hearing, we might not have made it so far, you know?
The energy this week is kind of like that.
The first thing that speaks to me about this spread in the number of reversed cards. The slow, trudging feel of reversed cards does not for a smooth week make. The other thing that bothered me more is the overview card in the position of “Future,” the Ten of Swords. Not exactly my favorite card to see, no doubt.
But with only one Major in the bunch, I’m thinking at least frustrations and skinned egos should be of the everyday variety and relatively short lived. So I’ll take my comfort where I can find it!
Monday, What to Avoid – King of Pentacles: Don’t be sugar daddy (or sugar momma) and don’t try to feed everybody else if your cupboards are almost bare, for yourself. Your first job is to take care of YOU and yours. I love me some generosity, but it comes after taking care of personal responsibilities, not before. You know how they say on airplanes, in the event of an emergency, you are supposed to put on your own oxygen mask, before attempting to help anybody else? That.
Tuesday, Cons – High Priestess reversed: Mixed signals and incorrect assumptions could be a “thing” today. Don’t assume you know where other people are coming from if it’s not been made explicit. Potential for inopportunity blurting, 70%. Best if it’s not you as blurter, huh? I’d rather be the blurtee any day!
Wednesday, Outcome – Page of Swords reversed: Sharp, critical words lead to hurt feelings. Overly edited, unclear communication can lead to misunderstandings, though. It’s a fine line to walk! Deliver messages straight up and neat–don’t dilute them, but don’t editorialize an extra punch with passive-aggressive chastising buried in the mix, either. Say what’s true and necessary, but with as much kindness as you can. Or at least without a smack, okay?
Thursday, Conscious Desires – Ace of Pentacles: There is desire to get going in real-world, something-to-show for your efforts ways. Financial issues are one potential. Seeing actual, physical progress on your projects are another potential avenue. We want something to SHOW for our efforts and we’re quite aware of it today.
Friday, Attitudes and Thoughts – Hanged Man reversed: A little trouble letting things go today? A bit shaky on the faith? Look for something fun to do and aim for some out-and-out escapism to counter. Obsessiveness isn’t a fun hobby.
Saturday, Pros – Nine of Wands reversed: You don’t HAVE to dig your heels in to the bitter end unless you decide to do so. Why not reassess what’s really important here? Only dig in if it’s worth it. Knowing not everything is worth it is a true gift. Use it!
Sunday, Immediate Future, Six of Wands: Payoff! Thank goodness. Be generous, bold, brave and true to your ideals and others will follow. I like this one!
Overview/Advice, Future – Ten of Swords: Ouch, ouch, ouch! I’m not digging on the Ten of Swords as a weekly overview at all. But you get what you get. Don’t be surprised to run across some over-the-top crap during the course of the week, or people who manipulate situations for their own benefit. Yes, it can be hurtful but it’s always better to know. And if you find yourself getting ready to go nuclear, remember this forecast before you burn the lot of bridges. What’s your purpose? What do you hope to accomplish? Will an outburst serve that purpose or no? Act accordingly, because the implications seem…sticky here. They remain in the air a while.
Affirmation: My life is unlimited in every respect. This thought initially seems at odds with some of the forecast this week to me. I would editorialize here though (as if I do anything but), and say that your life is primarily limited by your perspective. Are there hard times and big challenges that cross our paths? OH YEAH! But it’s not your struggles or pain or even gifts that define you. YOU define you, by what you make of all those struggles and pains and gifts.It's not what happens that defines you. It's what you make of it. Click To Tweet
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