*Please note there is nudity in one of the images below (some Tarot decks depict nudity in a few of the cards to suggest vulnerability, or conversely, a free spirit and strength).
This week's environmental and dream symbolism:
On the physical-world level, this seems very, very, clear to me that our ability to travel will be suspended/delayed (the Prince of Pentacles often brings news of travel or symbolises over-land travel), with the Wheel in this instance meaning resistance to change and flow (because it is directly in *balance with the Hanged Man in this three-card spread). Translated into English, we may well receive the news that our "freedoms" on 21st of June (in the case of politics in Great Britain) will not happen. While "predictive" readings take a back seat for me (I prefer to focus on spiritual development), I can't ignore the very clear message here. (It would be nice to be wrong, though!)
On the more personal and spiritual level, this brings the chance of introspection and going within to explore our own reactions to the news and how we want to make the best of the situation at hand. The key is patience and steadiness (Prince of Pentacles), and finding inner-peace amid adversity (the Hanged Man). All of these three cards have a positive aspect to them.
The Wheel indicates that whatever the situation - whether you find it challenging or not - it is going to be nigh impossible to change it. So go with the flow we must, even if the flow calls for suspension of our emotions and/or plans. However, do bear in mind, that even if in a reversed or opposed position, the Wheel, by its very nature, can still inspire great change within the person - mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. So, while the world "stands still", you may find you, or someone you know, does a complete 180 on a situation.
My advice for next week is to take a deep breath and see things (your life; your situation) from a different perspective so that you can find some semblance of calm. It will be important to think with your head and not act impulsively, and to try not to let any disappointment or frustrations get the better of you. Everything about the first two cards is slowness and steadiness. "Everything in its own time." The tortoise wins the race.
It can still be a wonderful, strengthening week if we can keep our emotional balance and our heads. Revelations are also possible.
*I do not read reversed cards in a reading as a rule (except when falling unexpectedly reversed), but look for surrounding cards to find any opposing influences in a reading. Here, the obvious slowness of the first two cards clearly influences the usual speed and flow of the Wheel.
Crystal Healing Tip
Carry Rose Quartz with you next week, or another stone that inspires feelings of love, inner-strength, and forgiveness within you. Morganite might be another option for similar reasons. If you are feeling very connected to the Otherworld next week, consider Sodalite, or Sugilite, or any "third-eye" stone that will help you see things in a different way.
Information from environmental events and symbolism:
It's going to be a slow week in some respects, with many wanting to charge ahead and do what they had planned to do for quite a while, but news of changes to those plans may put a dampener on things. This is depicted by the four of cups above, which suggests a certain amount of inertia; having to pull back and "sit and wait" and "be patient" as the drive to rush ahead either disappears, or is taken from you. The answer to conserve your peace and balance is to go within and find a certain meditative stance to the situation.
The Page of Pentacles is the said "news" that changes things. Conversely, it could even be that for some of us, we have been in this state of stillness (of the Four of Cups) for a while and the news that the Page brings actually spurs us on and into action, speeding things up to a great extent! It seems that some will experience the former, and some will experience latter, such is the polarity of the current climate and the Chariot card that follows. Either way, this news will likely be about travel and our movements, or will directly affect our moving ahead with something.
The Chariot card suggests a crucial need to remain a master of the situation, whichever end of the polarity you find yourself in. This will first and foremost mean to be a master of yourself and your emotional reactions - any frustrations or disappointments. While it might not feel like it at times, remember that you do have complete control over your life in terms of your inner world and how you respond to external events and stimuli. The Chariot also urges you to not polarise further, but to bring together opposites. Take the reigns and control the speed and direction of your very divided steed.
Do not fear stillness or speed - both are an opportunity to learn to become a master of something. Use any time of stagnation or stillness, or chaotic rush, to be studious and learn important lessons of control. To be very grounded in learning and reason will be to your benefit next week.
Crystal Healing Tip
A male/female pair of Shaman Stones (or Moqui Marbles) encourage strength and balance in all situations. Citrine inspires maintenance of your solar plexus centre - the crux of your will and drive forward. Selenite can promote acceptance of stillness and continuing to find joy and social (and otherworld) communication within that stillness.
If I could sum up the energy of the week ahead in three words from the cards above, it would be ABUNDANCE, CHALLENGE, FRUSTRATION. We begin the week with our spirits high and the sense of feeling accomplished and having all we need. The world is ours again and happiness is palpable all around. People are enjoying life and each others' company; there is a sense of independence and achievement - the road ahead seems ready for you, and you are ready for it! However, the Knight of Wands suggests a challenge mid-week; a bit of rush and fieryness that perhaps we were not expecting or could have done without. It could bring with it a sense of chaos that has us feeling like we are being pushed and pulled in directions we don't want to go in. The answer to this is to take on the better qualities of the Knight of Wands: be true to you and stand your ground, and equally, know when to charge, but do it with conscious awareness and not blind impetuousness.
The week ends on a note of frustration, no doubt carried through by that challenging energy or event mid-week. The way ahead may not be as easy as you had hoped. But know this is temporary. As the fickle weather showed us over the past few weeks, change is key. Everything is change, and being accepting, flexible, and adaptable (also good qualities of the Knight of Wands), will ease the frustration for you, even if those around you are in the midst of it. Remember the lesson of the robin: fear not your heart on your chest - lead from it.
Crystal Healing Tip
Focus on the stones that will help you with your willpower, and to keep your sense of self and balance: Citrine, Agates in general, and particularly Blue Lace Agate.
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Dianna (Walks Between Worlds)
The below are a list of blog articles about spiritual experiences, shamanic healing, and more, that I've written over the past couple of years. Some of them are open to all to read and some are available only to my supporters on Ko-fi because of their more personal nature (these are marked as SO). Either way, I hope you find them inspiring and/or useful in some way.