The Moon | 3 of Wands | 5 of Coins
The presence of the Moon tells me you might be navigating some choppy emotional waters this weekend, but don’t allow what you are experiencing to consume you. You might feel confused, or be wondering: Is this it? I’ve come this far and this is what I get? Maybe you are thinking, you don’t have all the answers and you are confused. Maybe you are feeling a significant emotional pull that leads you back to the same place each and every time. What does all this mean? Yet, you are not in the same place, you are advancing, you are learning and you are now in a position to be more discerning from what you have seen and experienced.
Just because you have a connection to another person or group of people, doesn’t mean you need to be consumed by their emotional challenges or experiences. Is what you are feeling truly your own? The plight of the empathic person is to separate the emotions of self from other. We all see more and we all feel more, but is it necessary to sink into another person’s depths if we don’t have to? You can be sympathetic and supportive, but you don’t have to make another person’s emotional challenges your own. Everyone has their own emotional work to do.
Did you know that carrying another person’s emotional burden is a type of enabling? Give it back to them. Even if it’s in a letter you never send. You might say: “I tried my best to be supportive and to truly be there for you, but in the end what I took on emotionally and energetically was too much for me to bear. It made me feel isolated and alone. I have my own emotional work to do. I have my own shadow to explore. I have my own karmic debt to pay. This time, I might be working hard to create balance in my own life and to prove to others I can be trusted and that I am worthy, but I have to feel that the people I work with trust me too, they need to know I have their back. I also have to feel that others are pulling their own weight, otherwise I stay stuck and it’s harder for me to grow and evolve. I am here to be challenged. I take action in order to change my circumstances, knowing I have what it takes to create the type of world I want to live in.”
You are not alone. If you feel like you are struggling to support yourself or others, the 3 of Wands in the center tells me you are valued and you are needed for everything to run smoothly and effectively. People need you to be part of a team effort. Maybe you are struggling under the weight of having to support other people in your environment. Part of your effort might stem from fear of the unknown or fear of not having enough. You are strong enough to handle your own part but don’t let fear sink you. Your skills are valued and needed.
The 5 of Coins can feel like a curse, but don’t let fear of instability control you. Take action. Stay humble. If you need help, ask for it. Work on grounding yourself. Get back to the basics. Sometimes you need to work on the foundation before you can reach further. If your foundation has cracks, repair them. To the best of your ability stand on your own two feet, but if you can’t fall back onto another person, even if that person is a sympathetic stranger. Again, you are not alone even if you feel unsupported or lonely. Ask for help.