On the surface the title of this card may feel heavy and depressive.
This is actually a card all about the creative process and flow. Of finding the brightness in the darkness. That flash of inspiration. And letting it see where it leads you. Of finding your wings and flying high.
If you have been feeling a pull towards the creative in you – be it with words, paint, music, sound, whatever is right for you. Feel free to give it a go. You may be channeling higher frequencies without knowing.
Bringing in light and energies in your work. Be it for you or for others.
Go with it , flow, journey and keep going.
Now I have to admit there is something else getting my attention with this card and it’s the word dreary. This is a caution I’m being shown and I’ll make it very blunt.
If those around you or in your space(s) are being deliberately dark, seeing the worst in all things or chasing down a rabbit hole with no bungee cord …..doesn’t mean you have to. If you have different views and perspectives – great.
But if you can feel yourself being bullied, browbeaten or any other control word that suits into thinking, believing or following something which DOES NOT RESONATE ask yourself these questions.
Why are you allowing this manipulation ?
What’s in it for you?
Is it worth the time and energy to engage and debate as a grown up or will it descend into name calling and other forms of abuse?
Is it perhaps time to burn that bridge, barricade that door and find another way?
Engage if you have the energy reserves or see it for what it is.
A call to disengage, step back and dissolve all connection.
The energies currently in September are allowing a lot of what people keep hidden to rise to the surface and be visible.
Take care what/who you choose to connect with. And take action when so guided. This is only going to repeat through the month.
Wed 16th – Thur 17th : Assistance
Moving on we pull the card of assistance. And for many right now with all the confusion, misdirection, mis communication, false information and whatnot things can be very muddled.
Those who have been asking for help of guidance. It is there, or is currently on its way – but perhaps not in a form you are anticipating. This also falls across the New Moon which for me is perfect timing.
It may be a complete stranger, it could be a change in circumstances over night, it could be a series of random events – which you will realise later were not random. You are being shown something important.
Be open to help in different ways.
If you have been having challenges with something/someone and out of the blue a change happens for them, see it as you being looked after. I’ve had this myself in the last week – it does happen. And the relief is immense as you personally don’t have to do anything.
For some others you may find it is you who are offering help to others in some way. You may not even realise you’ve done it as you’ve simply been doing what you always do.
So if you’ve asked for help accept it when it turns up – but again a caution with these energies – if it doesn’t fell right you can say no.
Fri 18th – Sun 20th : The golden Phoenix
A repeating card with a repeating pattern which is very much inline with 2020. Sometimes we do the work, assume it’s been put to bed and then voila up it rears its head again.
It may be a test to see how you have changed.
Or another layer ready to be looked at
Possibly even something has invited it back in
Whatever flares back up see it as an opportunity to assess the situation.
If the last time you stuck your head in the sand consider this a kick up the arse to get it sorted once and for all. Stick your head in the sand again (or up your rear) and it’ll only return with reinforcements later – and it won’t be as simple to deal with. Whatever choice you make take responsibility for it.
If this is something you have worked through before ask yourself if perhaps another layer is now able to be seen as your vibration has shifted. Which is a good thing – with the shifts come change and with change comes new vibrations. Work through it as it comes up. Observe if unsure in the first instance.
Feeing tested? Has your response changed.
If it has congratulations you can see it for what it was/is. If the response is the same as always consider that you are being shown YOUR pattern here. Are you falling into a cycle time and time again? Try something different – you may just break it and start to move forwards ……..
It’s all a choice
Start of the week –get into your creative flow – or whatever is calling to you even if something new. Let yourself play and see what comes up.
The flip of the coin if those around you are acting out of sorts, very heavy or pushing their narrative roughshod over others it’s time to assess the relationship. Is it worth the fight to keep it, or is it time to dissolve it and move on?
Mid week – and we have New Moon. The calls for help or guidance have been heard and answered – but possibly not in the way you were asking for. Pay attention to the small stuff mid week, and also to what comes up in general.
End of the week – cycles, cycles, cycles. If you find something repeating yet again it’s time to question it. What are you doing or not doing that’s keeping it going? Is there something different you can try to break it? You’ll know at a gut level if you’ve been procrastinating and what you need to do.
Another interesting week as if you simple read the card meanings out in a row you get a rather profound message – I’ll leave you to do that direct.
The start of the week may bring up a surprising amount of potential for creativity. The image alone shows all the movement, colour and expansion that is possible when we move into that creative space.
Now creative can mean different things to different people and where we are globally right now this gives an extra layer to that statement.
For some it may mean picking up a paintbrush, a pen, an instrument, knitting needles, crochet hooks, embroidery needles, gardening tools, kitchen utensils, a camera …the list in endless. Anywhere that you can create something into being that wasn’t there before is what I’m talking about.
The creative process is an excellent was to express yourself and your emotions in a way specific to you.
So if you have the urge or guidance then do it. Even if guided to appreciate someone else’s creative flow – for example reading a book by a favourite author has the same effect.
With this comes a gentle reminder – of being conscious of exactly WHAT you are creating or manifesting. The old adage of “energy flows to where attention goes” is very apt right now.
If you are in a space of gratitude, joy etc you will welcome in more. If in a space of pear, panic etc you may add to it.
This is not said to judge but only to raise awareness. Only you can make changes to this.
Wed 8th – Thur 9th : Freedom
Now this may feel a bit abstract and not in keeping with where we are right now but it’s pretty spot on.
This card falls across the April full moon which will either be on the 8th or 9th depending where you are in the world. An excellent opportunity to release what has popped up thats no longer serving you and welcoming in new facets of yourself in it’s place.
Many of us are discovering a lot about ourselves in the time and space we have right now. And part of the process is seeing what is ACTUALLY important to us. Not what we have been told is important. By letting go of the outdated/outmoded pieces we gain freedom from programming, social conditioning, absorbed behaviour of others, expectations from others, ancestral wounding and trauma – and so much more.
Liberate yourself from the energetic shackles you have been keeping around you. Take a deep breathe of relief as you start to see a new landscape open up in front of you.
But again a small caution – all the glitters is not gold. So if something shiny pops itself in front of you tune into your discernment first. If it’s not for you tell it as much and it’ll disappear sharpish.
Discernment/gut feel/gut instinct is part of your own free will – so use it.
Fri 10th – Sun 12th : Change of Mind
I love this as it so captures something important. Now is not really the best time to be making deep or long term commitments – as the energies are just a bit all over the place.
However you may be presented with opportunities again to look deep into your own energies , actions and reactions and quite simple have a changed or heart or mind. And this is bloody perfect timing.
With all the information, misinformation and disinformation flying around in the same space at the same time it can be confusing to navigate. And we may make choices or decisions which after a little time no longer feel true – you can change your direction or mind.
This is part of your own growth and development. Be open to change and move away from the need or desire to always be right.
It’s a very freeing moment when a long held belief dissolves away like smoke. It may be that what you are shifting or dissolving allows your energy to lift in vibration – which right now is not a bad thing.
Go with your own inner guidance and do your own research. And if what you thought or believed was true no longer resonates find instead what does right now.
Don’t allow others opinions, beliefs or expectations become yours when at a soul level they are out of alignment.
Start of the week – time to get into the creative flow. Whatever is gently calling to you be it art, music, writing, photography, gardening, making food – listen to it and go with the flow. Creativity is a beautiful way to express yourself and your emotions. But be aware of where your thoughts turn as if in the creative energies you can start to manifest things into being – so let your guidance come from your heart this week.
Mid week – let go of old outdated beliefs or thinking and make space for new or remembered truths and aspects of who you wish to be/become. It’s very freeing to take control/responsibility back of your energy, reactions and actions.
End of the week – we are all entitled to have a change of heart of mind. It’s not a bad thing to realise through self work, shadow work and looking at your own energy and life you can change the script. If something/one that once resonated for you no longer does then change your mind or path. This is your own growth.
As I said at the start of the reading if you read the three cards in a row it’s profound:
” Creative Freedom to Change your Mind”
Path of the Soul
Return of Spirit
All by Cheryl Lee Harnish