Happy Monday everyone! Here we are, at the middle of June! How are you feeling? Last week was a bit of a topsy-turvy mashup of feeling good, then okay, then awful, then awesome, then the same over again — I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted! I’m even posting this a bit late because it required a huge kick in the butt after I let my mind wander into “maybe I’ll skip this week…” territory. That’s something we’ll all have to watch for this week, as represented by our theme card of the King of Cups reversed! Neptune goes retrograde this week, so there may be a sense of being plunged even deeper into emotional currents: keep swimming, and know that the benefit to be had is a much closer connection with your intuition, and in turn “inner answers” will be easier to access. Be aware of “coming up for air” when you need to, and remember the most important part of the swimming lessons you took when you were a kid: take a deep breath and float!!
Monday, June 12: XIX – The Sun reversed
Today finds you inching closer to the truth that can set you free! You’re still kind of trapped in your own head, but some little cue — a dream, a conversation, a sign — has you knowing the next direction you want to take, and nothing can take this newfound clarity from you. There’s still some digging to do to help that line of thought feel less “crowded out,” and some downtime today may be just what the doctor ordered to shine some sweet relief on the fears and anxieties that have been seeping in the cracks when your mind is left to wander into darker, less comfortable territory. Trust in your ability to see in a new light: you’ll soon find that it’s been glowing from within this whole time! Open up and allow yourself to be surrounded by love and support, and that any walls that seem to be holding you back have a gate somewhere along the way: keep looking!
Tuesday, June 13: 4 of Swords
Yesterday’s advice made it sound so easy, huh? Well, we both know it’s not, and today finds you seeking downtime to process everything that’s happening. You know the worst is over, and you know it’s okay to give yourself permission to rest! Reflecting is the best thing you can do today, as there is a distinct heart-healing energy surrounding. These things always take time, so just be still with yourself and know that’s what any other involved parties need to do as well. Should your paths cross, know that it’s the perfect opportunity to speak a healing balm onto the situation! The perfect words will come, and the issue will be able to be put to rest for the better. Be gentle, stay calm, and look forward to the not-too-distant future when all of this will be but a memory!
Wednesday, June 14: 8 of Cups reversed
Okay, today you may feel so freakin’ overwhelmed that your sole urge is to run for the hills: don’t. Really. Now is not the time. You do not have all the information you need to make a productive decision, and you may even be too upset to think clearly at the moment. Yesterday was a nap-day, and if you can afford it, today probably is too. If you’re too worked up to rest, try laying out all your options and gauging your emotional response to each! It’s still not time to make a decision, really really it’s not, so today do your best to accept your “state of scatter” and hang in there knowing the change you want will happen when the time is right. Probably best not to “overflow” onto others today either: today’s a right sea of emotion for everybody, so take comfort in knowing we’re all just doing our best to keep our own boats afloat at the moment.
Thursday, June 15: Queen of Swords reversed
Pickles!! Is this week ever going to relent? Well, today you have a hand in it: something makes you rethink part of the direction you followed last week, and you turn around, invigorated to take action! This is admittedly a bit of a selfish decision, perhaps even readable as “harsh,” but hoooly, you need to dig out of the rockpile you feel you’ve been buried under somehow!! The answers you need are coming through again, and you can see the changes in your own patterns taking effect. Now it’s only a matter of staying true to your course, anticipating yourself championing any challenges that lie ahead!
Friday, June 16: 9 of Wands reversed
Today, reinforced from yesterday’s revelations, something touches a nerve that awakens a whole field of guilt-responses. However, you have an eye on yourself, and you stop the inner onslaught right in its track! You have keen perspective on what you need to protect in order to progress, and you now know the changes that need to be made in order to make sure your defenses hold long into the future. You’re still kind of feeling turned on your head, and that’s normal: you have wounds, but you’re doing what’s necessary to help them heal. Your ambition is building up again, and you’re ready for swift movement!
Saturday, June 17: 8 of Wands
Yes, the “sudden change” energy that started yesterday continues into today: you feel like a fire’s been lit under you, and you’re on the move! Lightning only strikes in the same place once, so now is the time to act. You know what needs to be done, and you’re ready to get started. Enough aimless wandering, you say! It’s time to get back to camp and get to work! Today may feel like deja vu from yesterday, as you’re basically dealing with the exact same themes. Your inner fire is lit: you’ve been warmed by a shock, now spread that warmth and create your own comfort!
Sunday, June 18: 5 of Pentacles
Goodness, choosing and committing to your own future stability can be emotionally depleting. It sure forces you to zoom back in to where you are *right now,* which may not be the prettiest picture — it certainly looks nothing like the passion-dreams you realized for yourself over the past few days! If you need to grieve your present, by all means, drop to your knees and WAIL! Get it out there, then stand up, remember your goals, and get help. It’s waiting for you just as it always has been! You’re better equipped now with the knowledge of what materials you need to launch you forward, up from this rock-bottom sensation. Go, go, go! Get it!
Another rollercoaster week, but this time we’re dealing with more constructive themes. Our Higher Self card is the King of Pentacles, reminding us to trust that we’re more stable, more grounded than we may feel. This week may have more “downs” than it does “ups,” but these are all mysterious building blocks that are solidifying you, building you up for the great things on their way to you. By the time they arrive, you’ll hardly remember feeling like you wouldn’t make it. Slam the door on your own self-doubt! Things are far more balanced than they feel this week. Take the time you need to rest your mind when you get overwhelmed, but when you know what you need to do, do it! This will be an emotional week, so be gentle on yourself when you feel the tears coming or the anger rising. Let it pass, and try not to let it affect the people you love. You may entertain the thought that “things will never get better!!” but come on, you know that’s not true! Great healing is happening this week. You are out of Phase One, and you’re much closer to your goal than it feels!
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Tarot Mucha. LWB: Lunaea Weatherstone. Artwork: Giulia F. Massaglia. Torino, Italy: Lo Scarabeo, 2014. © Lo Scarabeo Italy.