“What energy are we collectively moving through this week?” King of Cups (RX)- This is a watery week, one that follows on the heels of a summer of intense transformation. If the summer, like a flood, has reshaped us, reworked our boundaries, redirected our path, the flow of this week starts to soften our new edges. However, it may still feel more like tumbling in the waves, than a gentle washing away. The art of tumbling makes us smooth, like a river rock whose gentle curve is created slowly over time. We have emerged from the past few months with a new sense of self and a new connection to our heart. We are more deeply connected to our felt experience and how it guides us to our truth, how our intuition lives in the feeling, the sensation of deepest self. We can feel the difference, but we are not yet at ease with this new path. We are not yet comfortable and confident in this new space. The new channel has been cut, but it has not yet been worn smooth, easy, by the flow of continuous current. The ease will come, but only with time. We are emerged changed, but we still are growing into these newly expanded forms.
“What we need to embody to move through this energy?” Temperance (RX)- The transformation has been an alchemical process, one of fundamental state change. It has only been possible because the last few months brought us to our knees, leaving us no choice but to surrender, and surrender we did. We may now feel ready to pick ourselves back up and build on this new foundation, but it is not yet time to stand. This week we can still humbly kneel at the feet of all we have moved through since June. We can get comfortable in that deep bow, and find rest there, like the potent release of child’s pose. Now that the steam is escaped, the pressure subsiding, we need this time to integrate and reflect. This week continue to move slowly. Resist the urge to race off in new action, resist the urge to exert your will over your days. Spend the days leading up to next week’s New Moon exploring that which you have let go and that which you have made space for since the summer began. To truly support our new patterns we must slow down and give space for these new currents to be established.
Sacred Guidance for the week*: Knight of Cups- This week let your heart lead. Let your intuition be your guide. We are on a new path of following our deepest purpose, our heart’s truth. Our only way forward is with trust. We must trust that at our core we know the way; that we will be fed, and nourished with that which we most need.
*It is my intention for this third sacred guidance card to be included in my newsletter as an exclusive for subscribers every other week. However this week, while I was writing the words “we must trust” in my notebook, a scrub jay landed on the windowsill directly behind me (making a loud noise), pressed its face to the glass with a nut in its mouth, and took off again. That says to me that this message of trust is necessary nourishment for everyone this week, and who would I be to speak of following intuition and ignore a sign like that. So all three cards are presented to you today. I hope they offer you all the support you need.