8 of Swords | 4 of Swords | 4 of Cups | The Tower | The Star |
3 of Swords | Knight of Swords
I had a Weekend Tarot Forecast that I prepared last week (when much different energies were swirling in the air), but in light of all the stress and tension we are currently seeing and experiencing I thought I would scrap that and move forward with this next week’s message:
You might feel like you are in shock, as if your power (or energy source) is slowly draining from your body. Your head might feel fuzzy and you might be experiencing depression or anxiety. I hear someone saying: I just need to rest. I can’t handle any more of this. Your response to stress and tension might be to close your eyes, to sleep and to go within, but you cannot pretend that stress and tension do not exist. What you are experiencing is very real. Just because you shut the door and close yourself off from the reality of what is occuring doesn’t mean the reality is no longer there. You might seek to escape the anger, the stress, the tension, the anxiety, the grief or the violence, but that doesn’t mean any of it will just go away. At some point, you will have to recognize your own place in the cycle of what is occurring because this is a cycle and you do have a place within it. You cannot continue to believe that it’s out of your hands or you cannot do anything to help the situation. You cannot remain motionless any longer. You cannot remain on the sidelines. You cannot stand by and idly watch as the world implodes. The world is changing. Ideas are changing. People are changing. We are all evolving. It’s possible you might feel out of touch with what is really occurring in your environment, but the next generation is coming in forcefully. They want to be seen. They want to be recognized. They want to be supported. And most of all, they want to be heard. You might believe that you don’t play a role in what others experience or you might believe that what is happening has no relevance to your own life, but it does have relevance, you do play a part. You are either part of the problem or part of the solution. Even the quiet observer can be seen as complicit. Silence can be read as acquiesce. You will only be part of the change when you use the power of your own voice. Others might not like what they hear, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t say it. Stand up for what is right. Do the right thing. Support the people in your environment who want to change the world for the better. People who think outside of the box will lead us into a more diverse and inclusive future. Some people will be hurt. Some people will be left behind. Will it be you? What can you do to experience the best possible outcome? How will you help? How will you express yourself? What tension, anger, frustration, or grief will finally be released once you stand up and do the right thing? How will you liberate yourself?