What does it mean, to be a good person? A good mom? A good daughter, spouse or friend? Those are questions in my head–and how I stack up, or not, are also in my head. In particular, how other people perceive me versus how I perceive myself is being highlighted now.
I’m not sure it’s the same for everybody, but I am seeing the trending theme of people examining where they feel they’ve failed, in pretty close up detail.
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It really is raw out there right now and people are withdrawing to sort, revisit the past and, hopefully, to heal. So please, be as kind as you possibly can to ALL–and this includes yourself.
We’re in an astrological retrograde soup and will be for a while–which fuels all this turning inward, looking to the past, and revisiting old issues. Mercury in among those retrograding (until 5/22) so the usual warnings like double-checking plans and expecting communication snafus apply. Like this vibe or not, doesn’t have much import here. When I feel frustrated with the slowdowns and reviews, I try to remember they really are necessary and helpful, whether or not they always feel good subjectively. The review flavor definitely is heavily imprinted in this week’s forecast.
Monday, Heartache & Loss – Five of Wands: Conflict has a price. Sometimes it’s necessary, for sure. But it does involve loss, so factor in all the costs when deciding to take up arms. Potential to be on any side of this equation. But maybe you’ll just be bystander and know to take a step back; that’s a distinct possibility, too. Sorry–this isn’t the sweetest start to the week! But I draw what I draw, you know?
Tuesday, Emotional Withdrawal – King of Swords Rx: If you KNOW you’re not thinking clearly, back off from the hustle to care for yourself! If someone else is snapping at you, assume they are not thinking clearly and go into turtle mode (at least with your connection here) until the emotional weather is clearer. You can mingle and interact without issue. Just don’t internalize words that do not feel okay or otherwise work for you and you’ll do just fine.
Wednesday, Triumphant Success – Page of Pentacles Rx: Thank God, we’re getting a break! You can lose the obsessiveness vibe if you choose to focus on the gratitude factor. And for the love of all that’s holy, try to accept compliments with some grace, will ya? Don’t argue. Don’t dismiss. The appropriate response is, “Thank you.”
Thursday, Disruption – Two of Wands Rx: Plans go awry. It’s not disaster, but it is disruptive and it calls for flexibility. Laugh it off as much as possible and take the alternate route.
Friday, Foundation & Achievement – Ace of Pentacles: Past work is paying off. Woot! Possibility for a modest financial gain, recognition or otherwise optimistic and promising news. I’ll take it!
Saturday, Financial & Material Changes – Ten of Swords Rx: Recovery and healing is indicated here. Coming off of yesterday’s news, there’s potential for a “drop in the bucket” feeling around prosperity and resources. Don’t sink into the consciousness of lack here. Acknowledge the IMPROVEMENTS because you know what? They are there and they count. Avoid self-chastising about how you “should be further along by now.” You are where you are and in case you haven’t noticed, the trend is on recovery and building. TAKE IT and run! Nothing else is truly helpful. Be glad for trending up and be grateful for what you do have.
Sunday, Solitude – High Priestess Rx: You need more than quiet time–you need to quiet your brain. Mindfulness and peace refresh and recharge you. Art work, time in nature, cooking, gardening, hiking, or shopping are a few ideas for tapping into this quiet time. Naps totally work here. There’s a need to get away from the bustle and noise not only of the world, but especially in your brain! What helps you turn off your brain chatter? Do that.
Overview/Advice, Power – King of Pentacles: Generosity is what gets you through this week. Be generous with yourself: plenty of rest, great quality food, contact with people who love you, self-care and down time all help tremendously. Be kind! The King of Pentacles is very kind and he can be your model this week.
Affirmation: Tangerine – Be Spontaneous & Have Fun. Laughter is healing. Looking at the energy of this week we’ve got a two options. We can look at what we DO NOT have–and fill our souls with worry and angst. Or we can look at what we DO have, and reach for joy and hope as a result of that focus. It evens out the rough patches. It fuels your creativity and therefore, your problem solving abilities. And oh yeah…it feels really good!
Prescription, JOY! You got that? Call upon the Sacral Chakra, and activate joy. It helps so much!
And be well out there. ♥
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