The cards pictured are from the Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck.
Nine of Cups and Princess of Swords
We are in a time of learning more about ourselves, stripping back our layers, and seeing who we are inside. We are contemplating where we fit in and how we want to show up. We are learning to navigate the energy around us and grounding in our personal truths.
Our first card is the Nine of Cups also referred to as Happiness. The happiness we are after cannot be achieved by accumulating material goods or by having things work out the way we want. It’s the happiness we gain from knowing ourselves on a deep level.
It points to an understanding of what we want in life and working hard to be our highest self. It’s about accepting ourselves while also striving to be a healthier and more evolved version.
I know there is so much pain and much we want to change. But we can love ourselves and the world at this exact moment, while still continuing to work towards growth.
From this understanding, happiness can radiate out of you. When you cultivate a positive relationship with yourself and tend to your needs, it can help support others. When your well is full you can share with those around you.
When you are at peace with yourself you are a much kinder person. Not from obligation because you feel a deep desire to show up in the best way possible.
We are taking the time to go inside our hearts this week. We are learning who we are while pushing ourselves to grow. Our next card also speaks to this energy.
The Princess of Swords is wielding her sword to cut through all the muck that is blocking her view. She has no time for dishonesty and is real about what needs to change.
Her vibrations may feel a little harsh but she believes in honesty. She calls us to move from gray areas to seek a place of true integrity.
The Princess of Swords does not tolerate ill-treatment, disrespect, or manipulation. So if there is a situation where this is happening, think about ways you can remove yourself.
If anyone is treating you unkindly (this could even be yourself) find a way to address this. But be careful, as the Princess of Swords can be a little intense. Keep your behavior measured and respectful and it will be positive for everyone.
Once we are in a calm place we can think more clearly. From that space, we can solve problems and make decisions.
Ask yourself: How can you disconnect from negativity this week? How can you move out of stale energy? How can you truly channel the Princess of Swords?
A good way to start is to move your body. Go for a run or long walk, shake off those cobwebs and get your blood pumping. Another way is to drink water. I know it sounds simple, but being hydrated can help with mental blockages and feelings of stuckness.
Use the Princess of Swords and the Nine of Cups this week. They will be our guide for clearing out stagnant energy and pursuing what is closest to our hearts.
Mantra for the week: I evolve through compassion, acceptance, and honesty. When I love myself I am more loving towards the world.
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