The cards pictured are from the Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck.
Princess of Swords and Eight of Swords
This week, as August comes to a close, we have the start of Virgo Season on the 22-23 and a New Moon in Virgo on the 27. Under the influence of Virgo, we feel the need to get organized, clear, and grounded. Our cards this week show us how to get there.
The Princess of Swords is wielding her sword to cut through the dense fog blocking her view. She has no time for misinformation or lies and she gets real about what needs to change.
Her vibrations may feel a little blunt but she believes in radical honesty. She calls us to seek this energy place by tapping into our hearts.
The Princess of Swords has no tolerance for disrespect, manipulation, or dishonesty. If there are places where this energy is present, think about ways you can remove yourself.
If anyone is treating you unkindly (this could even be yourself) this is your time to address this. The Princess of Swords can be a little intense, so find ways to stay measured and respectful and it will be a positive outcome for everyone.
Ask yourself: How can you disconnect from negativity this week? How can you move to a place of deeper honesty? How can you be bold and brave?
A good way to start is to move your body. Go for a long walk or do some exercise, 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.
Once we are in a centered and calm place we can think more clearly. From that space, we can solve problems and make decisions. This is also the theme of our next card, the Eight of Swords.
Our second card for the week points to a block in our flow of processing and thinking. This block may be causing us to slow down or lose focus.
The Eights of Swords wants us to check in with ourselves: Are the blocks coming from inside us? Do we feel tension physically or mentally? Or is it coming from outside us? Is someone blocking us from reaching our potential or adding toxic energy to our lives?
Spend some time thinking about your blocks this week. Try to back away from the places you feel stuck and instead focus on where things move with ease. Changing our focus will bring more positive and free-flowing energy into our lives.
Since Swords rule the mind and communication, try writing down your thoughts to find more clarity. Write what is overwhelming you, make a list of your plans, and journal your affirmations.
Using the written word to let out what is in your head will bring a much-needed release. Articulating what you feel and organizing your thoughts will be powerful tools for healing. This is also supported by the energy of the New Moon in Virgo.
Mantra for the week: I center myself in truth. My mind is a place of loving clarity.
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