“What energy are we collectively moving through this week?” Knight of Swords (RX)- Having come out of this last eclipse and the end of this summer’s intense eclipse season, there is a desire to move fast, to take what we have learned and plow forward, full steam ahead. But with six planets still retrograde in our skies, it is not quite time for aligned movement. Collectively, we are feeling an impatience. We may have experienced some real intensity these last few days, or we may have experienced some relief. Whatever our experience of this final eclipse, we likely feel like we understand its teachings and we’re ready to move on. But there is still much to integrate about this experience, still wisdom to comprehend, and we deeply need time to review. So take time this week to sit with your eclipse season experiences and see what arises.
“What do we need to embody to move through this energy?” Queen of Swords (RX)- This week it is all about boundaries. In order to create the space we need to integrate new revelations or wisdom, it is essential this week that we look at how we work with our boundaries. In the Pagan Otherworlds Tarot, this Queen holds her sword upright in one hand, pointing to the sky, but her other hand is outstretched with a butterfly alighting from her fingertips (second image). This has taught me so much about what sacred boundaries look like. Boundaries are not a fortress wall with with a portcullis that is either up or down, open or closed. We can reach out a hand in support or connection and still support ourselves, still stand in our truth.
I have recently been working with a practice of pausing and breathing into my heart to bring me back to my body and check in if my communication and connection are still in alignment with inner wisdom. Right now the heart feels right for me, but you could choose to do this with any place in your body that is a teacher for you at this time. This week this is the practice. Continuously checking in, coming back, centering in yourself and moving forward only from that space, speaking only from that wisdom, holding that connection with yourself as you relate to and show up for others. This will help us create our space to integrate. This will help us know what truly serves our highest and best.