The righteous fury and religious overtones of the polarization out there right now are inescapable (and sometimes a little triggering to boot).
We can process, but our history never ceases to be part of who we are.
If you’ve ever felt judged, scared, misunderstood, unheard, condemned, ignored, hated or unsafe? There’s something in the energetic climate right now to resonate with that personal history. We may not be thinking in those terms in the heat of the moment, but it’s inevitably part of what’s getting stirred up.
I am finding a thought that often helps center me: Almost everyone wants to do right, even when those visions of right drastically differ. People become emotional over issues they care deeply about. That’s why the stakes feel so high. Remembering this makes observing what seems to be ignorance or folly far easier to tolerate.
I’m not saying “easy” here, but “easier.” I’ll take all the improvement I can find!
If you feeling worn down, look for evidence of goodness. Actively seek encouraging signs, however humble they may be. There always are some if you’re looking specifically for them. Self-care, plenty of rest and regular distractions will all help you recharge.
Know it’s not yours to resolve. We sometimes feel like if we can hammer our points hard enough, shout our deeply-held convictions loudly enough, we can force the issues we hold dear and somehow make others see. It never seems to work that way.
But ultimately, that’s okay because it’s not our job to fix the world. The world is a dynamic, constantly evolving entity beyond any individual’s realm of control. Managing what’s right for everyone with all the implications is way above any individual’s pay grade.
That’s fine, though, because it’s so much simpler than we make it out to be. Your one and only job is to manage yourself. THAT is how you make the world better. Be a lighthouse. Be the love. Maintain an unyielding attitude of kindness. Let your light serve both as self-encouragement and example to anyone so inclined to follow it.
This simple and self-contained approach can help a lot in the days to follow.
Next Week in Tarot
Outlook is the Five of Pentacles (Earth), with advice as the Star reversed from the ever-so-gentle Good Tarot deck.
That five suggests the week will feature feelings of aloneness, being misunderstood or alienated somehow. Sorry! We’re looking at a distinct chill in the emotional weather.
As a perpetually-looking-for-the-bright-side sort, however, I want to acknowledge the unseen resources I always find with the Five of Pentacles. Help is always present when I see this card. Folks may not be ready to recognize and utilize any available support just yet, but it exists nonetheless. You are not as alone as you may feel in a given moment.
As advice, the Star reversed would have us temper expectations. Let your optimism be of the “cautious” variety. In other words, don’t hesitate to hope for the best, sure! Always hope for the best. Just expect it to take a minute arriving. This is a very do-it-yourself brand of optimism.
It’s not a great surprise to see patience-themed advice as we’ve just entered a Mars retrograde. Self-control is a real asset any time, but especially helpful when the God of War is retrograde–and an asset that may appear in perilously short supply at times. So take a deep breath and control thyself friends, letting your example speak true to your values. Nothing else will speak as clearly, after all.
You don’t have to find a lighthouse in the storm. Be the lighthouse. It will make all the difference.
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