Daughter of Wands | The Devil | 8 of Disks
Some of you are really busy finishing up projects! I see people putting in long hours and working hard to complete the work. There might be someone overseeing your work that has high expectations. Not to worry, you know what you are doing and you have been putting the time in. Your work ethic and attention to detail are valued. Maybe you are working with a group and it is a shared responsibility to get this project off the ground or maybe you simply feel a sense of inclusion with a group you’ve always wanted to be a part of. Your energy and enthusiasm for this work are welcome. You are in a position to offer a fresh perspective on something that some might consider rigid, old, stodgy or misunderstood. For someone, I feel compelled to say: this is not the “devil’s work”, it’s an art form your spirit wants to take to a whole new level. You might be struggling with making a career out of what comes entirely from your unique spirit.
Some of you may have given up some personal creative control in favor of working for someone else or implementing someone else’s vision. Do you still love the work you do? Or do you now feel tethered to it? If you no longer enjoy the work or the environment you can break free from it. Don’t stay some place that makes you feel as though you are under someone else’s thumb. Risk breaking free. It will not be a step backwards, it’s simply your own step that takes you in the direction you want to be moving. Do whatever it takes to feel like the “real you”.
In a few short weeks I will be teaching a two-part intuitive tarot class in Portland, Oregon. The class will be held at Flutter. The dates are June 3rd and June 10th from 7 till 9. If you are interested to learn tarot fundamentals and intuitive reading techniques here is a link to join Tarot Night School.
7 of Cups | Strength |The Wheel of Fortune
Find a quiet place in your home and look for a comfortable place to sit. You can choose a chair or the floor but firmly plant you sit-bone down. Sit up straight, but root yourself. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose and hold it for 5 seconds and release your breath through your mouth. Repeat this a couple of times. Calm down. Now ask yourself: What is the source of my anger, frustration or unhappiness? Why do I avoid finding healthy or constructive solutions to my problems? Where in my life do I give my power away? Where are the energy leaks? What recreational activities deplete me?
Sometimes anger or frustration needs to be expressed, but compulsive or explosive anger is something that needs to be soothed. You might have a very good reason to feel the rage you do, but the only way you will improve your situation is by being accountable for your own actions. Rage typically doesn’t improve ones relationships and compulsive or escapist behavior such as excessive eating, drinking, drug use or late-night escapades can deplete you mentally, physically, emotionally and energetically. Look for ways to strike a balance between control and compulsion. If there is someone in your life who makes you see red, take some time off from this person and concentrate on yourself. You are not fated to a life of imbalance or addiction. Don’t let impulsive or compulsive behavior ruin your health.
Pay attention to your heart. How are you over indulging? Where can you trim the fat? For a period of time reduce your alcohol and caffeine consumption. Cut down on fatty meats and processed foods and eat and drink more living foods. If you reach for something to drink let it be water with lemon or herbal tea. Eat a balanced diet with lots of green heart-healthy vegetables, fruit and whole grains. It might even be appropriate for you to lean towards a semi-vegetarian diet for a period of time until you become better balanced. As far as movement, look for exercise that soothes you. Yoga, casual biking, walking – gentle movements that exercise your heart without ‘revving you up”. Socially, you should spend time with friends you get along with who make you feel calm. Last but not least, look for healthy ways to express your emotion. The emotion I believe you are avoiding feeling is sadness. Watch some sad movies and cry it out. Crying is cathartic. Release the grief. If you do this, I believe you will see a change for the better. You have the power to change your life. Take control.