Energetic Forecast Aug 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.

Aug 15-21

 

Self
Who I Am

Some of last week’s failure to identify the source of the problem may tempt you to delay a decision about personal direction. You’re not ready to rock the boat just yet.

 

Possessions
What I Own

You’re likely to feel strongly about how you’ve worked for what you’ve attained in life this week. Naming your own resources are important features in your life right now.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

This is a week for dynamic communication strategies at work in order to pull through. Succinct, precise, direct language and expressions could shape the lives of more people around you than you realize.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

The need for forging ahead toward practical solutions may stem from some individual inhibitions regarding how you fit into the home team. While you may simply be just trying to get things done, others may misinterpret this as cold, distant, or impersonal.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

It’s a point in history where generations of people strive for individualized creativity more than ever. The call to maintain friendships beyond networking your career may prove troubling at times.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

This week, a surge of idealism may find its way into the curve balls of your life, particularly regarding any sudden changes in health.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

A deep personal desire to connect with fresh and new connections, when it comes to the old and familiar in your relationships, is long overdue. Follow what nudges you to infuse life back into the fold.

 

Transformation
How I Change

You would rather take a safe and conventional approach when it comes to your influence on others this week.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

You come back around to why you started the course in the first place, discovering that your own personal curiosity was the impetus for the long chain of events that followed, even the difficult ones.

 

Career
My Livelihood

While you care deeply what happens in the corporate (whole) environment, you know you’ll offer far less if your individual decisions are stifled. You need a station where you can shine, in order to more fully illuminate the whole.

 

Vision
My Goals

It’s time to widen your circle of friends. There are kindred spirits out there who share your goals and visions more synergistically than you realize, because you haven’t yet met them.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

You’re overdue to recognize the falter in your stride when it comes to letting something remain less than perfect. Your best is really good enough. Aiming for perfection beyond your best can produce something less, and at the expense of your vital energy.

Energetic Forecast Aug 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.

Aug 8-14

 

Self
Who I Am

Time to introduce some straight-line responses into the equation of your life. Bottled-up intensity is not the way to live. The sine waves of emotions don’t necessarily need to peak and trough constantly to feel alive. A steady ripple is needed, too.

 

Possessions
What I Own

It may be hard for you to comprehend how some people can live with so little. You like your stuff; you like pretty things.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

This week, holding your tongue may be more important than what you have to say.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

You or someone you know could be caught in spinning idyllic memories about childhood that are far from the truth.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

This week, a new and entirely spontaneous venture you’re on has the potential to galvanize others with the benefit of knowledge you’ve gained from it.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

Look for ways to refine your daily obligations. You need some practical plan in front of you in order to have the freedom to create your day.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

You will have a tendency to exaggerate and rehash your needs this week. It’s really pretty simple: you want loyalty and stability in close relationships.

 

Transformation
How I Change

It’s hard to pin down the concessions you present about partnering up. You’ve got so many questions, and a constant urge to know that someone cares.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

It’s not 100% necessary to study abroad or even leave the comforts of home to expand your horizons now, particularly if you reconnect with the joy of your imagination.

 

Career
My Livelihood

This is a week to expand from your corner of knowledge. It’s really all about sharing what you know and infusing others with bits of yourself. This won’t take the spotlight off you, although you may fear it will. Your role and activity in your profession won’t go unnoticed.

 

Vision
My Goals

This week much of the value and potential growth, even networking with others finds its way into your common desire for a deeper understanding of an area of knowledge or a concept.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

At times this week you may have difficulty discerning whether it’s your own inner conflict at work or a palpable outside problem.

Energetic Forecast Aug 1-7

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.

Aug 1-7

 

Self
Who I Am

You’ve got to make a decision that may cut against the grain of what you’ve been trying so hard to harmonize. Selflessness in due time is hard-earned, and this may be part of your journey.

 

Possessions
What I Own

Your status as peacemaker comes into conflict with your greater commitment to how you generate money this week.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

You will be called out to motivate others this week, and you’ve got just the right words for the occasion.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

In order to bring your family unit back together under one roof, you will need to take a decisive approach. It’s not the time to be indirect about your wishes, either.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

You won’t have to look for companionship as you recreate. If anything, you’ll have too many volunteers.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

You may have difficulty deciding what’s your own baggage this week. Empathy for others could get the better of you by enmeshing you in emotional turmoil.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

You may alternate between the inner security of being “glued” to your partner and an outward trend toward asserting your own independence. Either way will dominate your moods and actions.

 

Transformation
How I Change

Watch a tendency to emotionally overindulge this week. Finding healthier creative outlets of expression will quell the tendencies to express feelings in ways that are counterproductive.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

Study hard now. You’ll get to play later.

 

Career
My Livelihood

You will have career concerns that ultimately affect how well you care for your family. Don’t allow the angst to linger too long.

 

Vision
My Goals

Being able to share the whole truth with a trusted friend may be colored by your pride in appearances.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

The transformational intention this week is (using the example life provides) the quest to see your thoughts, motivation, and participation as part of a greater whole.

Tarot Symbols & Meanings June 1

Symbols & Meanings

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 Lovers

“Love is in the air.”
—John Paul Young

theloversThe Lovers ranks alongside the Death card as one of the most popularized symbols in tarot, but its entire symbolic meaning holds even more than meets the eye. The obvious, illustrated on most decks, is a pair of lovers—indicating love, union, sexuality, and sacrifice as male and female seek to become one in the way they live, choose, and interact.

Thus far we have seen several single card entities complementing each other, ones that form pairs: The Fool and The Magician, The High Priestess and The High Priest, The Empress and The Emperor. The Lovers, however, is a symbol of male-female immersion and union, two hearts beating as one, on one card. Does The Lovers mean anything more than a love affair in the making?

Yes. On a deeper symbolic level, The Lovers is about how we choose to treat other people and how we approach tough decisions. In this situation, what is loving and what is not? Why does the human soul crave love? At ground level, this symbol communicates the vital importance of experiencing love and passion in one’s life, that sharing love in its many forms leads us to a greater understanding of life itself. Loving others is an important contractual agreement of the soul, and our ultimate health lies in our ability to give and receive love.

One of the first illustrated decks that implies the dilemma of difficult choices for The Lovers was the Tarot de Marseilles. This deck shows a young man struck by Cupid’s arrow, being forced to choose between two women. The evolving symbolism was that this card involved a choice, especially that of a tough decision between a respectable, but boring path and a tempting, but morally questionable direction. Going one level down, when we are cast in such situations, is this a call to consider why we value one decision as more favorable than the other? Are we being asked to reevaluate our moral position or why we feel we need to judge in the first place?

The Tarot de Marseilles can also signify a mid-life crisis, or, at the very least, the plight of someone who chooses what is socially acceptable while waging an internal war with visceral dissatisfaction. Yet another interpretation of the Tarot de Marseilles is the journey of adolescence—particularly a young man’s—and what has evolved as the developmental outcome of Freud’s Oedipal dilemma: that the young man eventually leaves his mother and meets a wife.

We might say that at the heart of The Lovers is the emergence of a decision or decisions and how we evaluate what to choose—which may involve a love relationship, because at its core, loving becomes a long array of choices, not just one. How we choose to develop and manage our personal power in our daily decisions becomes integral to how we invest in our partnerships. If we truly believe we have the power to choose how we treat others, and how we choose to care for our relationships, it is likely we will feel wrong in blaming others for our own misguided decisions or perpetrating a victim role in a relationship.

“Sometimes we defeat ourselves by trying to be close
to people who aren’t available for intimacy—people with
active addictions, or people who don’t choose to be close to us.”
—Melody Beattie

When The Lovers symbol comes up where no potential partnership or romance is indicated, at least one of its underlying interpretations is probably at work. This may involve a situation where you are still figuring out where you stand before you take an ultimatum of making your choice. This might involve an ethical or moral dilemma. You may need to find a better way of communicating what you want. You may be emerging as an individual power source in some way.

If, on the other hand, a partnership is already in store, this symbol may indicate there’s yet another romantic choice or a decision needed to rekindle passion, or a journey ahead of deepening emotional ties. You may want to explore or redefine your loyalty and commitment to the relationship, renegotiate trust, or clarify ambivalence. The Lovers is usually regarded as a favorable sign indicating the power of love is the magical attraction that conquers all and holds a union solid. If a new relationship seems to strike out of the blue and begins to wedge its way into your life, are you ready to release your solitude?

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
Aristotle

And yet another alternative interpretation for The Lovers stems from a possible history of original hermaphroditism in mankind as maintained by Kaballistic, Rosicrucian, and other teachings. Several traditional cultures maintain that all humans originally were hermaphrodites, having no sexual urges or needs to be satisfied outside of their own bodies.

In this state, humankind was believed to be perfect, untainted by physical passion, which later introduced chaos in society. Platonic myth posits that hermaphroditic mankind was actually a mosaic of genders: male-female, male-male, and female-female. The splitting of genders into only male and female by god Zeus in Plato is shared by several creation stories as evidence of the fall, and yet, perhaps not necessarily a fall as much as a leap to another level or reality and another way of existing.

Even today, hermaphroditic and pseudo-hermaphroditic births account for about one percent of the human population, and various invertebrates, snails, and fish have mosaics of sexual orientation within sequential hermaphroditism and pseudo-hermaphroditism. Ocellaris clownfish are a protrandrous species, being born male at birth and evolving to female during its lifetime.

640px-Anemone_purple_anemonefish - CopyCould the dual male and female psychological tendencies within today’s single genders have its origins in primordial hermaphroditism? Although these tendencies may not be recognized consciously, they can live deeply within the unconscious as anima for males and animus for females. These are personifications of gender-associated psychological tendencies, i.e. assertiveness and aggression in females (animus) and emotional sensitivity, passivity in males (anima). We become more complete as a single gender by first understanding what incites the opposite gender qualities or roles within us, and to what degree we need to act upon them. Certainly key to existing peacefully within our own skin is recognizing and activating these roles when they become synergistic in service of others.

“To love is to recognize yourself in another.”
Eckhart Tolle

Uncommon Tarot Interpretations:

  • Your unpleasant experience is a necessary part of the big picture
  • twin souls
  • moonlighting
  • Leaving Eden for something more attractive
  • Raphael (archangel of healing) is with you

“Growth and power come through the love that springs forth from all living things.”

–Simeon Peter

Energetic Forecast Aug 22-31

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.

Aug 22-31

 

Self
Who I Am

You sense a strong need to defend your emotional position as balanced, and incorporate an honest drive to orchestrate what you most desire, though some may accuse you of being too obsessive. The proof is in the pudding.

 

Possessions
What I Own

Several energies converge this week, leaving you restless about what you do and how you live. Your possessions are suddenly defining for you areas where you have lacked courage. Jealousy of others’ status may perpetrate the problem. It may be time to find new ground in money matters, in order to release the old.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

A big part of communicating well this week is taking into account how communication IS changing right underneath us, and not just with new emerging technologies, but also with political trends that impact our social strata using those technologies.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

This week may prove to be an emotional roller-coaster when it comes to matters of home, family, and the heart. You may find that you can stave off insecurity and melancholy through intellectual endeavors to a point, but following and feeling those emotions through is what you ultimately need to do.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

What fuels your greatest creative endeavors this week is the ability to allow healing energies to infuse and synergize your efforts. You may be tempted to bail on a project in order to find some solid emotional independence from the things you feel too deeply. If you hang in there, you will discover a playful way of creatively exploring and expressing deep hurts.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

This week you become more keenly aware of how too much spontaneity can produce a detrimental inconsistency in your healthy choices.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

One way to keep your partnership more stable is the ability to see it from the outside. To attain that vision, you need more time with a passion that is solely yours.

 

Transformation
How I Change

While you prefer now to share your resources in a more traditional or conventional way, there remains a subliminal urge to find new ways of aligning yourself with others.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

It’s time to move away from tried and true enlightenment tools that may no longer do just that. You might even have to leave home base for a bit.

 

Career
My Livelihood

The continued need to find a station where you can amp up your abilities and responsibilities is developing even more strongly; it is now a personal mission, and takes on such overtones.

 

Vision
My Goals

In widening your friendship girth, you are reminded of your own personal directives for careful self-selection. True blues are better than standbys.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

You are willing to do just about anything to avoid the conflict you see on the horizon, even if it means a major change or sacrifice.