Deck featured is the ‘Aquarian Tarot‘ deck.
Seven of Swords and Queen of Cups
The Seven of Swords has us questioning our belief systems and investigating our thoughts. We are noticing our patterns and wonder if there is a better way.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about trying to find balance and the subsequent shame of never achieving it. Whenever we give into one area of our lives, we neglect another. It’s nearly impossible to give to everything equally.
Maybe you are craving rest but you have a lot of work to do. So, like me this past weekend, you take all your work to bed and think you are somehow accomplishing both. But this never turns out.
If you need rest, give in to it without shame. If you need to let off steam, do what feels good without shame. If you need alone time, step away from your family without shame.
I know it’s easier said than done. But if we do the thing fully, we actually get our needs met. Then we are recharged and can wholly engage back into our lives.
If we let shame lead, and we try to do everything at once, we end up without what we want and more shame. The Seven of Swords wants us to push against these behaviors and try a new way.
I know many of us have been driven by shame and guilt-based emotions since childhood. Our parents used these as motivators and we then use them on ourselves as adults.
Noticing how much shame is part of your routine is a hard and worthy activity. But our awareness can lead to chipping away at its hold.
The Seven of Swords calls us to examine the content of minds. It asks us to see ourselves with deep honesty.
Set intentional time aside this week for some serious contemplation and journaling. See if you can get closer to yourself and release what no longer serves you.
The energy for this will be ripe under the Full Moon in Virgo. We are supported in the work of letting go.
The Queen of Cups also allows us to be in tune with our emotional world. She deeply intuitive, empathic, sensitive, and creative.
All queens in Tarot are connected to the element of water, so the Queen of Cups is the most watery of them all. She definitely embodies the Pisces energy of the moment.
The Queen shows us how to use amplify the strengths of sensitivity and intuition. She deeply aligned with the moon and her Goddess energy is present for us all.
The Queen of Cups sits on a throne and shares her healing chalice. Her energy radiates both peace and protection.
This Queen is the ultimate nurturing mama. She brings her watery and soothing energy to help us feel calm and restored.
The Queen asks: How can we care for our spirit? How can we release and restore in our bodies? What creative and spiritual practices are calling our hearts?
This is an ideal week to do something special for ourselves: practicing a Full Moon ritual, doing a kind act for our bodies, or tapping into our creative energies.
Whatever you do, allow the power of the moon to work through you and listen to the wisdom of the cards.
Mantra for the week: I release patterns of thinking that no longer serve me. There is support and love all around me.
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