Cards pictured are from the Regal Shadow Tarot Deck.
Ace of Wands and Four of Swords
As we enter the last week of January, we are reflecting on how we want to experience this year. What are the goals and habits we really want to continue to invest in and how do we want to feel throughout our days?
For me, I want to be more adventurous, even with the challenges of our world. I want to feel present in my life and set myself up for success through my daily actions. The cards this week speak to these desires as well as show us how to connect to our spirit.
Our first card is the Ace of Wands, it is all about connecting to what makes us feel passionate and alive. As an Ace, it has all the potency of the Wands in one card.
Wands are about passion, fire, and spirituality. They call us to do what makes us feel energized and purposeful.
The Ace card challenges us to look for positivity in life and in others. It asks us to see the best in everyone, even when our mind is thinking the worst. It wants us to remember when we are going through the heaviest of times, others are carrying burdens as well.
The Ace Wands allows us to connect with the light inside of our hearts and see the light in those around us. We are able to connect to our true essence, the part that animates us and lives beyond our physical form.
We are all doing the best we can at any given moment. The kinder we can be, the better we will feel, and the more our core essence can come through.
Use the Ace of Wands to amplify your kindness of spirit and connect to your purpose. Find the way to your personal path through love and grace.
This card also pushes us to break out of normal routines and do things that remind us of our fire. Perform a random act of kindness, visit a new place, step out of your comfort zone. Anything that sparks your spirit will help you connect to the Ace of Wands.
How can you use this energy to align with your purpose? How can you be present to your true nature? How can you take time to listen to your heart and figure out what is inside?
These questions will help us tap into the Ace of Wands vibrations and the Four of Swords will support us in caring for ourselves along the way.
The Four of Swords comes up when we have overcome some recent turbulence. Maybe it was a stressful time with family, healing from an illness, or struggling with our mental health. Whatever we experienced that threw us off our balance, we will come back to some equilibrium this week.
The Four of Swords, also known as Truce, is sending us a powerful message. It knows how hard we have worked and is here to remind us to rest.
We have pushed through challenges and made it through trying times. We now have some quiet space to recover. It is also a time to build up our reserves for the next chapter of our journey.
If this seems like a much-needed message, make sure you really soak it up. Let your body feel restored in this period. Take nice long walks and baths, drink some tea with honey, and let yourself feel proud of all your hard work.
You can also use this time to think clearly about what your next steps will be. Through your self-care, your clarity will be heightened and you can make better decisions about what you want to do in the future.
Ask yourself: How can I move forward with strength? How can I consciously stay in a calmer state? What can I do to maintain healthier relationships and personal patterns?
Answers will come to you during this period. In this peaceful place, you will move away from dramatic people and situations. You will find yourself having healthier boundaries and saying no to things that are no longer serving you.
Both cards this week give us the ability to see what we need in order to support our health and happiness. We will connect to our center and pursue what gives us power and purpose.
Mantra for the week: With calmness and clarity, I connect to my center. I am inspired and motivated.
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