**The first card is not going to be gentle in what came through – bit of tough love time as that’s what the team are giving me……**
Mon 17th – Tue 18th : Scrying mirror ~ Projection
Ok now this is very much in keeping with the energies this full year but in particular the last few weeks. This is showing me a couple of things so lets go one by one.
Being aware of all things around you and not being so bloody blinkered in your pursuit of something that you are blinded to the shadow aspects popping up around it. We all do it. Go hell for leather towards something we want or feel we need to the detriment of everything else in our path.
Have you had a look at what you might be flattening in your rush to the finish line? Other people, your own best and highest good….the list goes on.
Take a moment to stop and really look at what you are doing and perhaps ignoring in your stampede (and yes these words are being used for a reason) . Have you been completely honest with yourself WHY you feel you want or need whatever it is you are chasing. Or has it crossed over into slightly obsessed territory?
It’s easy to get so deeply entrenched you can’t see the woods for the trees. We have ALL been there. If you can apply the brakes and really look at the last few weeks. Do you feel comfortable with what you have been doing and where you are? If not take a bit of time to re-assess and decide if continuing to chase is the best thing or not.
I’ll leave that one with you.
Is the word projection thats used with this card. The immediate thing that came to mind is to be aware of what YOU project.
We all project our feelings/thoughts/ideas out there its what creates our own reality (look into the field of quantum physics and you’ll get a better feel for this that I can explain). So if you feel angry and project or focus on this you may find more and more things adding to this feeling. But have you considered that you may be attempting to pass this to others? In an effort to ignore or get rid of it rather than dealing with or looking at it?
Have you spoken or unburdened to that person who always makes you feel better and walked away feeling “ah thats better I can think again. Good for you for having that person BUT have you considered they may have had their own stuff going on and now have your burden to carry as well?
It’s a bit of a sobering thought is it not.
By all means unburden but do it in a way that you are simply talking it out and not passing it over either for them to fix, carry for you. It’s still yours to deal with. If you just need a sounding board TELL THEM THAT UPFRONT so they know not to take it on as their own.
It’s time to do your own work. And look at the shadow stuff that comes up. If you keep burying it or passing it off to someone else then it will only come back later with reinforcements and the person who was your go to may no longer be there for you……
The other stream I get from this is in tandem for those of you who have taken on others pains, worries, stories, drama. It isn’t yours. You don’t need to carry it for them. And I’m speaking mainly about adults not children that’s very different.
It’s easy to feel empathy with someone and want to help. But taking their stuff on doesn’t help them or you. By all means let them talk it out, brain dump, brain storm to find other options but try not to do it for them. It may even go against the grain to take that step back. But you can’t help if you’re drained of energy can you.
It can even lead to resentment down the line. You are more than capable of putting energetic boundaries in place so that whatever is sent to you does not attach. Trust me as someone who does this regularly and has done for decades. Just be aware. Observe. Increase boundaries where needed and if it comes to it dissolve attachment, step back a bit and make sure you are energetically stable the next time they want to speak/connect.
All of these are interconnected and I’m sure you can see the thread that runs between.
Wed 19th – Thur 20th : New Direction
Ok moving on…..
The timing for this is not lost on me in the slightest. Those of you who work with the sabbats will notice this is JUST before winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and summer solstice in the southern hemisphere. It’s a time for taking stock, deciding what you wish to carry forwards for the next 6 months. Of leaving behind what no longer serves and allowing in what will serve you.
It may be a bit of a shift in direction, beliefs, thoughts, actions but it’s for a reason.
Change is a constant in life and being open to going with them rather than fighting all of them it puts a message out to the powers that be.
That you are open to more.
Of being more.
Of doing more.
Life is not a straight line.
So be very clear in what you feel you are bringing in.
Fri 21st – Sun 23rd : Receiving
And this falls bang on Solstice on the 21st and Full moon on the 22nd – so a fair bit of potential energy wise this weekend.
This is a time for showing that you are open to receiving.
Many of us are brilliant at giving but hopeless at receiving. Think about it – how do you react to random gifts, compliments etc
Do you attempt to brush them off or down play them?
Do you rush to repay them in some way and thereby taking the love out of the gift?
Or do you simply say “thank you” and accept with the grace they were given?
Finding or re-discovering that balance between giving and receiving is a beautiful thing.
It’s not always easy and may require a whole hep of dropping programming and long held beliefs but it can be done.
And by doing so you shine a light for others to either find you or be gently inspired or even guided for a short period of time.
It’s no bad thing and the Solstice and Full moon are perfect times to do this. Of setting crystal clear intent to invite in what’s for your best and highest good and releasing what no longer serves.
Think of it as an opportunity clear the blocked or stagnant energy out and replace it with free flowing energy in its place.
The potential is there – it’s how you choose to work with it that counts.
Start of the week – ok no sugar coating.
If you’ve been stampeding after something for a while now take a break and look around you. Have you compromised yourself or others in this pursuit? Is it really in your best interest or have you gone into obsessive territory. Only you can answer that question.
Be aware of what your project to others and may unknowingly attempt to pass to them – yes they may appear strong and unruffled but they may have a better game face. By all means unburden but do your own work don’t try and palm it off to others.
If you’ve had stuff passed to you – you can let it go. You don’t have to carry it. Either pass it back or send it to Source. You have your own “stuff” to handle.
Mid week – you have an opportunity to really look at where you are and let go of what really isn’t working for you any more. Change is constant and embracing it and new directions you can have presented to you puts a powerful message out to the universe.
End of the week – if you feel it then work with the Solstice and Full Moon energies in tandem – of really letting go of what you no longer wish to carry forwards and being open to what’s coming in. By being open to receive (if inline with your highest best) you take away some of your self imposed limits. That balance between giving and receiving is a special thing. Honour it.
Divination of the Ancients – Barbara Meiklejohn-Free
Divine Guidance – Cheryl Lee Harnish