If I had a pound for every time, over the past 18 months, my cards or channelled messages said, "go forth into a bright future with optimism and trust", I'd be rich(er). Yet, we have a similar message again in this week's Reading. I've been out and about a lot the past few weeks - shops, parks, seaside, fairground rides, etc, etc. Life is bustling where I am, and people are trying to thrive and stay happy despite aspects of the immediate future being unknown. Hardest of all is when these aspects directly affect you. It's easy to find this optimism when you're an outside observer to many problems, but when they're immediately affecting your own life and you have to make pivotal decisions based on them, it's much harder to muster this force of joy and faith.
Yet, here is this week's Reading....
The Queen of Cups - depicted here by the constellation, Andromeda - asks us to be still, receptive, empathic, and look beyond what we can see. We must be our own counsellor and our own spiritual guide - and such to others, too, if they would like our guidance. There is a time of suppression and repression at hand, yet this spread is asking us to find and focus on freedom and expression despite any evidence to the contrary, and see this moment in our lives as a new doorway to something that is yet unknown.
This is where the element of trust comes in, depicted by The Fool card which represents "the big bang" in this deck (the middle card). Something new is emerging and will emerge, and while it can manifest itself as a chaotic and dominant force to be reckoned with, there is also a delicacy needed in this emergence of the new. The butterfly must be very gentle when breaking its way out of the chrysalis it built to protect its old and new bodies - one wrong move and it won't survive. So, be gentle with yourself and the world, even if it seems harsh and unforgiving. These are projections of perception - the reality is a birth that brings a miracle in spite of its messy, loud, and bloody appearance.
The Eight of Wands is the last card and represents a Supernova - the moment a large star explodes at the end of its life. Its very core bursts and it flings its matter and light out in all directions, not caring where the pieces go as long as the need of the rupture (rapture?) is met. The message of this card is to focus all that energy and force into a direction. Channel it. Know what you want and make it so as you ride on this explosive wave that's coming, because you can't stop it - you can make the best of it, though.
The coming week is likely to have a very explosive nature and the emittance of the force described above. There is both birth and death in this spread. Things might happen fast and if you are sensitive (which is a true strength, not a weakness), you may find elements of "reality" difficult. Be the empathic, intuitive voice within the chaos and govern the week with trust and faith. Try and see the world and events in your life through the eyes of a child - an adventure - and be open to new ideas and opportunities. Do not be afraid of harsh realities, but mould them into the reality you want and know exists. Or perhaps it is more accurate to say be the reality you know exists, because in truth, you don't need to mould anything - you only need to accept existence and ride its ecstasy into the future you want. Trust your instincts and gut feelings this coming week - not what you see around you.
Crystal Healing Tip
Moldavite is good for helping you trust in the unknown and navigate better those harsh realities; Nzuri Moyo is a relatively new stone I mentioned last week, which can help you find the inner-strength needed for the above.
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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.