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Daughter of Wands and 7 of Cups
The 7 of Cups has cast us in her spell. She whispers in our ear: just take the easy road. We listen to the part of ourselves that wants something that feels good in the moment. We feel drawn into a cycle of instant gratification and we lose our way.
We are all allowed these choices every once and a while. We can order takeout, watch too much TV, and not workout for a few weeks and there will be no serious consequences.
However, the 7 of Cups wants to make sure you really see through the illusion of instant gratification. These choices get tricky if we start to believe they are making us happy.
Fast pleasure can easily deceive you into thinking that it is something you need. You can start to crave this type of behavior and lose sight of the long term goals.
It is hard to make heathy choices because they usually require more planning and effort. And if you have been dealing with emotional or physical pain, planning and effort are just that much harder.
As a planet, I think we have been stuck in the 7 of Cups energy. Allowing our desires of things in the moment to be more important than the health of the Earth. Global warming, constant wars, and extreme wealth for the few are all connected to the cycle of impulsivity and instant gratification.
What the 7 of Cups really wants is for us to see our cycles and patterns. It wants us to step back and observe what we are doing and notice the ways we might be stunting our growth.
It is not asking for us to be perfect and never again indulge in a quick pleasure. But instead it is asking us to question our choices and see the bigger picture.
How can you start to notice your patterns? How can you step out of some unhealthy routines?
Start by connecting to your long term goals so you feel more motivated to make healthier choices. Spend time visualizing, drawing, or simply writing down what you want to accomplish. This can help whenever you are tempted.
We will also have support from the Daughter of Wands this week.
This week, Daughter of Wands calls for us all to find what we are personally passionate about and share it out. She wants us to connect to our own fierceness and our own fire. She wants us to know our strength.
If there is something holding you down, this will be the week to break free. Do not hold back feelings you have been keeping in. This is your time to let go.
Spend time thinking about what you need to release this week. What do you need to say to stand up for yourself? What do you need to share?
It could be something you need to say to someone else or something you need to say to yourself. It could be an organization, a person or a behavior holding you down. Whatever the heavy burden, you will feel a release this week. But you must put in the work.
It will be your courage that gives you the release. And this action will lead to the next phase on your path. But like I said, it will take courage.
It is all of our right to be safe and understood. And the energy of the Daughter of Wands is urging us to make sure we are both. She is stubborn and much stronger than she looks. So don’t let your perceptions of yourself get in the way.
You are a warrior. You are a visionary. You are fire.
Mantra for the week: I let go of the need for instant gratification by staying connected to my higher goals. I stand up for myself and speak my truth.
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