Whoa, that’s a lot of reversed cards in the upcoming forecast. And specifically, lots of reversed Pentacles! Mercury retro much?! When I see this much upside down, I know the week will feel upside down to a lot of people. Mercury is in retrograde so the inverted Earth energy is not too shocking, but do pay special attention to physical needs, details and taking care of business, okay? Looks like this will demand your full attention through the week, so don’t cut corners there.
Monday Attitudes and Thoughts – Ten of Pentacles Reversed: While I prefer this card upright, it’s not awful even reversed. In the position of “attitudes and thoughts,” I’m thinking a potential tendency toward self pity and negative comparisons of yourself to family members or inner circle. Seeing yourself as coming up short, be it in money, resources, skills or just good luck. Because this is about what’s going on in your head, however, you DO have control over it. If you find yourself indulging in this kind of thinking…well, quit it! A gratitude listing should fix you up in short order.
Tuesday, Friends and Family – Four of Pentacles Reversed: This is wondering if everybody around you is about to lose it. Har! Like, you’re not sure if it’s them, or you, or what. But stability seems a little elusive looking out the window. I’d suggest giving the world some personal space and make sure your own house is in order. After all, that’s really all we’ve got anyway. You know?
Wednesday, What is Hidden – Nine of Pentacles Reversed: This one is a little hard to put my finger on…it’s like lessons not learned that you thought you had covered, you know? With this right in the middle of Mercury Retrograde and a full moon eclipse, I’m going to say it’s likely to become obvious what has been missed, IF you’re specifically looking for it. My astrology people, you will want to look at what house Aries 15 degrees occupies in your natal chart and decide what you’d like to let go of in that area of your life. A great opportunity to write it down on paper, verbally state your intention to release it, and burn it right up! Look to what’s missing as you let go of what you are releasing for the full moon. I am thinking of this sort of like a puzzle with a piece in the middle missing. You can sort out what it is by the surrounding picture.
Thursday, Situation – Three of Cups Reversed: Distracted friends and community is how I’m reading this. Here’s a hint: LOTS of people are under stress at the moment. Big transitional time for many. I should know, I’m a Tarot reader! If your people aren’t quite “with it” today and not fully present for you, don’t take it personally. It’s not. Be kind out there and add a little to the light in the world.
Friday, Underlying Influences – Three of Pentacles Reversed: Incomplete or inadequate planning processes will be highlighted today. I don’t think that means disaster. I think it means stay on your toes and be ready to change directions quickly as situations shift. Flexibility is your friend, says the woman with a lot of mutable planets.
Saturday, Crowning Influences – King of Cups Reversed: Sometimes, I say I am “out of emotional bandwidth.” That’s kind of a geeky way to describe this vibe. You know how children have this special skill for asking parents for permission when parents are tired, distracted, or otherwise just don’t feel like fighting? Well today, you are that exhausted parent. Don’t agree tonight to what you’ll resent tomorrow. Sleeping on big decisions, light scheduling and permission for naps recommended!
Sunday, Negative Influences – Queen of Swords: The harsh side of this Queen can come out as brutal honesty, lack of empathy or a mechanistic equation in place of acknowledging the human factor as being relevant. She can also be quite critical. Her secret is that she is as critical of herself as everyone else, and that it doesn’t usually make her very happy. Cut yourself some slack today, okay?
Advice/Overview – King of Swords: Practical, practical, practical and prioritizing gets you through this week! You do have choices on how you frame your circumstances, what activities to which you devote your energy, and how you re-route when it feels like your life is not heading in the direction you want. I’m seeing this as a big ol’ to-do list, with the most important items starred. Organization helps. If you’re overwhelmed, go into triage mode and take care of what’s most pressing. Don’t waste a lot of time or energy on what doesn’t really matter. And for God’s sakes, don’t waste your precious life force on self-criticism. It’s not a sin to make mistakes—we all do and plenty–but it’s a lot closer to sin to let those mistakes define you. Because that, my friends, is a waste and that’s sad.
Affirmation: “Every ‘reality” has been focused by someone into being.” Even if you’re not all “law of attraction” in your beliefs, the fact is that your conscious framing of experiences has a HUGE impact on the subjective nature of those experiences. Blessed or cursed, rich or poor, fat or skinny, happy or sad? These conditions are not merely a function of circumstance nearly so much as they are function of perception. You get to choose your perceptions by what thoughts and feelings you feed.
This week is all about the power in your head! If you manage your thoughts well, you’ll manage the week well. If you are generous with others’ failings, you’ll feel some grace over your own. If you actively reach for gratitude, you’ll feel blessed. This is true all the time, but this week? You’ll be able to see it more concretely than usual. It may well point out to you something you’d like to release for the Full moon. All in all, I’d suggest taking full advantage.
Happy Full Moon Eclipse!
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