Energetic Forecast May 15-21

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

 

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

May 15-21

 

Self
Who I Am

A focal point to inspiring others is knowing your audience. What may enthuse some may not others. Consider age, gender, and cultural appropriateness.

 

Possessions
What I Own

This week you may find yourself in a more gracious frame of mind regarding your finances and your ability to make money, as well as where this has taken you.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

It’s not about getting your own way this week. You have been clear enough with your words and your efforts to understand the details of this interpersonal interaction.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

Don’t be surprised if you’re called to serve as a mediator on the home front this week. You may feel caught in the middle of a difficult situation.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

The restrictions you may be sensing this week regarding creative endeavors or entrepreneurial pursuits, risky ventures are truly in the stars. Structure is needed for security at this time.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

Scattering and shifting your work loads and scheduling can be a truly healthy system for you to follow for the time being. You need healthy distractions from the chores.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

The difficulty in committing to one avenue forever lies in an age-old search for freedom that began lifetimes ago.

 

Transformation
How I Change

It’s okay to run experiments on your own clock. But take some test drives with your ideas before bringing in others. It will save you time, energy, and money.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

Spiritual ideals you have not yet captured in your experience could come barreling in this week, particularly incited by someone or something that tugs at your compassion.

 

Career
My Livelihood

This is the growing generation of multiple career options. You, too, are caught in it, and though you may not be actually planning it at the moment, you will receive a sign linked to a completely different line of work this week, that could very well be in your future.

 

Vision
My Goals

Your participation in social or political endeavors may lead you to wearing too many hats. If you find yourself operating as instigator, supporter, innovator, and caregiver—you may be taking on too much at once.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

You face an emotional need to get your finances in order, particularly in terms of not placing restrictions on those you love. You may need to drop behind the scenes in order to figure this out.

Energetic Forecast May 8-14

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

 

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

May 8-14

 

Self
Who I Am

Taking extra time to weigh too many options may hinder some of the necessary self-assertion you need this week. While you’re trying to be fair, a timely decision is in order, too.

 

Possessions
What I Own

An exceptional intensity about the work that goes into paying for items you value is surging this week. You may feel jealous about what appears to fall into others’ laps.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

It may not be the perfect choice of words in your estimation, but it gets the job done in a powerful and even inspirational way. Give yourself credit where credit is due.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

It’s likely that something on the home front doesn’t feel secure this week. Emotionally distancing will not improve the outcome. The reliability you’ve demonstrated is fine as long as it’s not used as a weapon.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

The week starts with the intention of expressing your individuality through fun or fun-loving activities. Along the way you may have to sacrifice some of the fun for others, though. If you try to figure it all out, you’ll end up frustrated.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

Yours or another’s health may be a source of preoccupation this week. This could prove an emotional drain unless you can truly take viable steps to counter the disease process.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

Make note of anything that leaves you feeling boxed in, particularly in a relationship. It’s important to change up the routine a bit to get closer to the freedom that you want.

 

Transformation
How I Change

You show you can step outside of your own self concern and truly merge with others this week. This could be more mutually beneficial than you initially expected.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

You will find more spiritual information flowing your way via books, blogs, visual, and printed media this week. It’s a good time to beef up your knowledge in religion, philosophy, self-discovery, self-improvement, and travel.

 

Career
My Livelihood

The big question in your vocation this week is whether a job switch would afford you the kind of public recognition you really want.

 

Vision
My Goals

Goals or visions about your friendships and community involvement are heightened this week.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

It’s hard to hedge around certain obstacles this week, mainly because letting go at the wrong time will make you feel less qualified.

 

Energetic Forecast May 1-7

 

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

 

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

May 1-7

 

Self
Who I Am

Your urge for recognition can be channeled into a career or vocational endeavor that potentially helps many people by providing a needed commodity or self-sustaining enterprise. Unconventional though it may be, you can make it happen.

 

Possessions
What I Own

Humanitarian causes, though appealing on the outset, come down to funding from donations. You feel more in step with who you are by the money you can count on this week.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

Precise attention to details, while having value, may serve to both help and hinder your grasp of broader interconnections this week.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

Make note of the nicks and scrapes, the needed repairs in your home this week. Your list of household DYIs will mirror psychological or emotional mending needed, as well.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

Three features that prevent life from going stale: personal expression, adventure, and freedom – all come with their own risks, but are absolutely crucial to defining how you emotionally cope this week.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

Your attempts to serve your calling this week may appear uncoordinated and unprofessional at times. The daily routine rarely matches the zest of new adventure.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

This week’s theme in partnerships is what is necessary to command mutual respect. It’s an underlying need no matter what kind of commitment you’ve made.

 

Transformation
How I Change

Innovations, when it comes to creative endeavors or inventions, are astrologically coming in this week, regardless. If you don’t spearhead the creation directly, you can certainly fall behind it in a supportive way.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

It’s prime time for travel, personal journeying, charting your next dreamscape or wilderness quest – all forms of rites of passage apply, or quests in search for the perfect philosophy. Don’t forget your toothbrush!

 

Career
My Livelihood

If you’re feeling restless at work this this week, it’s because you have better ways to contribute to society than you’re currently contributing.

 

Vision
My Goals

Success in achieving your personal goals this week are more likely to be gained by your connection with other people than your own individual ambition alone.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

If you find yourself consumed with pursuits of a more attractive future and restless in the present, it’s time to look for today’s beauty first.

Tarot Symbols & Meanings Apr 1

Tarot Symbols and Their Meanings

A richer way of connecting to your soul’s purpose and to the Divine within you is through symbolic language. Sometimes symbols materialize in a very timely way to underscore a bit of guidance that has already been nudging its way into your life. Symbols can be life-altering when they present with such clarity, you absolutely know what you must do or how you must do it. Other times we carry symbols with us for awhile, unaware how much they are deeply ingrained within our personalities and connected to our individual choices. Symbols are around us constantly. You may see hundreds of symbols daily without consciously acknowledging them.

“Truth did not come into the world naked, but it came in types and images.”
—The Gospel of Saint Phillip

The Emperor

“Today, I will give myself permission to set the limits I want
and need to set in my life. ”
‒Melody Beattie

As we consider the meanings in the tarot’s successive order from cards 0-4, we cannot help but notice its parallel to the story of Creation. While the Fool shows us features of nothingness and the primordial void, and the Magician, God’s initial spark of life bearing radiation—we continue to the Emperor, the father figure of societal order.

In Chinese history the Emperor was also called the Son of Heaven, symbolizing his Divine power. Whether his rulership came by birthright or conquest, the Emperor was believed to be Divinely incarnated and ordained to his role. History serves ample examples of Emperors who succeeded to their thrones dynastically as well as by territorial invasion.

The Emperor’s symbolic first act was that of the torch bearer of tribal order, or the Alpha male. He represented a male energy that ruled his territory with courage, vision, and organization. He traditionally also served to dole out familial or capital punishment. His office taught and recorded the rules of society, and he was often the enforcer. When challenged, he could be severe, stern, and judgmental.

The Emperor and the Empress are complimentary cards. While the Empress embodies the abundance and proliferation of life-bearing creation, the Emperor gives a pecking order and structure, or hierarchy, to that life. You might say his presence started at the top of the food chain—the survival of the fittest, which evolved over time into the abstractions placed upon us by social law and order, or by living in high civilization. He places walls around the Empress’ free-flowing energetic qualities.

Left alone in the natural world (without civilization), our time and energies would be invested in day-to-day survival. We would probably experience a world without societies of people as chaotic. Instead of pursuing higher education, most of us would be pursuing our next untainted water and meal. Without some kind of social order, we would spend much of our lives fighting to survive. There would be little time left over for leisure or spiritual development.

When the Emperor energy is overextended, stability supersedes morality, e.g. a monarchy becomes a dictatorship. A corrupt ruler can make social order a disaster if he twists the concepts of right and wrong at his whim. In an unjust society, an Emperor’s power can hinder rather than foster individual freedom and development.

If you feel you have been subjected to an unfair and autocratic Emperor in your life (father, boss, boyfriend, husband), part of unstrapping yourself from this energy is coming to terms with and accepting his ordinary humanity and human error, painful though the process may be. For the Emperor, powerful as he appears, has his limits. The structure and authority he imposes cannot be maintained indefinitely against the strain and challenges of life.

In the Rider-Waite deck, the Emperor carries the Ankh, the symbol of life and death, and the power to order it. His zodiac is Aries, representing force, aggression, and war. As the first sign of the wheel he can also represent the new lease on life that emerges with a reemergence of stable and just societal practices.

In order to lay down the rules of constancy, however, he is by nature conservative and restrictive. He secures and protects, and can be a methodical planner and builder. His middle name is Pragmatic.

As a symbol and the fourth card in the deck, the Emperor represents a steady, down-to-earth nature at heart, favoring caution and conservation over risk. If angered, he becomes a schemer, and can begin to think in very small terms.

At times he can be a type we love to hate, because he can represent dispassionate order, i.e. providing material provisions in absence of emotional warmth. His energy is that of an upper level executive, conservative politician, or administrator—but his application to tedium can also apply to technicians, researchers, specialists, scientists, architects, and mechanics.

The Emperor as a symbol may show up when there is a need for a person like this in your life, particularly if recent events have lacked order and structure. Or, he may show up to remind you that the expectations of an authoritative male figure in your life are too confining at this time.

Who likes to set limits? The symbol of the Emperor as an authority figure may at first glance feel too confining. What would happen instead if we gave ourselves permission not to set limits? We all know the feeling: life pushes, it hurts, and grabs our attention. In those times, we may indeed feel very helpless and hopeless. The issue seemingly quite suddenly has become about boundaries and how we explore and reset our boundaries. Life calls us to follow a certain kind of authenticity that comes from taking up the challenge: reorganizing our perceived limitations and putting them to work for us.

Uncommon Tarot Interpretations

Totalitarianism

The ability to establish boundaries and defend one’s territory

Disorganization creating surprises

♦ A season of stability and order

Heavy-handed judge

Unawareness of the strength of one’s first impression

“For we all yearn for our defenses to set us free, but that, they do not.”
Simeon Peter

 

Energetic Forecast Apr 22-30

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

 

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

Apr 22-30

 

Self
Who I Am

Don’t forget the main reason for the main event is to have fun. You can tidy up any feelings or furniture later. Your genuine warmth is what’s needed now.

 

Possessions
What I Own

A quest to find or reshape personal values is the theme for this week. Others may request your cooperation and analytical sensitivity with financial concerns.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

Networking this week involves shaping your ability to balance several viewpoints or opinions. You need to take into account the various constituents at work when it comes to understanding interactions between people. Weighing all sides of the issue can take time on the front end, but the harmony it can preserve will save time on the back end.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

Any strong feelings you carry forward from old family ties may resurface as you attempt to teach, train, or share ideas with others this week, particularly in the work arena.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

This week begins with a desire to spread out a little, via rearranging a room in your home or office to create more space, or simply by taking a longer route or going into nature’s wide-open spaces. You may also find yourself coveting the attention someone else is getting.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

It’s not a question of who’s boss, but rather, a question of who is willing to take charge of his or her own affairs and whether an imposed deadline is absolutely necessary.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

The difficulty in committing to “forever together” may lie in your own disillusionment with the imperfection of your partner, or those you allow to be your close friends. If you can accept human error, you may find you are also allowed more freedom to be who you are, too.

 

Transformation
How I Change

Tidying up personal values may not completely validate how you feel emotionally this week. A joint artistic or creative endeavor with someone you enjoy could be a positive emotional outlet for both of you.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

Your spiritual quest must challenge you this week in order to feel worthy of your time. Though you enjoy discovery, you also want truths that can withstand the test of time and make your world more secure.

 

Career
My Livelihood

Many energies converge this week which compel you to take a more methodical, steady approach to your career or even life purpose right now.

 

Vision
My Goals

When friends fail to live up to your ideals of true friendship this week, even old conflicts on the home front look like a playground in comparison. No matter the reason for the separation, the pain comes from losing the security you sought from those friendships.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

Though you know all the tricks of the trade when it comes to coaxing others to join you in the next great adventure, your subsequent karma will draw from participation prompted by genuine and shared love.