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.
I will be working with The Fountain Tarot for this next moon cycle which started with the New Moon in Capricorn just a few short days ago. I think this deck is a breath of fresh air. The vibration feels cool, clean and crisp and it makes a nice crackle when you shuffle the deck. I really appreciate quality card stock. The design is also oh-so elegant.
Four of Coins | Four of Wands | Queen of Swords | Six of Wands | The World
Monday: As I look at the Five Day Tarot Forecast, it isn’t shocking to see the 4 of Coins starting our week. The 4 of Coins let’s us know that it’s ok to spend some time alone and to squirrel away some of our precious resources and to protect ourselves. What resources are you protecting? Is it your time, energy or money? Squirrel it away! Many of us could do with a financial or social fast. You don’t have to spend every dime and socially, every hour doesn’t need to be accounted for. Take some time to just be with yourself. Sometimes we need solitude to refresh and reboot. Start the week off right. Carve out the time you need. Maybe 4 hours will do. Today might be a good day to brew some coffee, put it in a to-go mug and go for a walk in the snow by yourself.
Tuesday: By Tuesday you are ready to join with others. You feel the urge to be social and you know that by joining with others you might have the opportunity to feel refreshed and renewed in a way you couldn’t be on your own. Are there any friends you need to call? Be discerning, you are looking for your real friends. The ones who give you energy and do not deplete you. Don’t neglect your true friendships. We all need the support of community to get through this life. Connect with others, have a crazy adventure, make time for fun. Sometimes an escape from the day-to-day is needed. Again, maybe 4 hours is all you need. Is the coast beckoning? Go out and play! It is in the moments of relaxing with friends some of the best ideas can emerge. Don’t be scared to talk about your ideas with some trusted friends because they might be able to help you achieve your goals in the new year. Maybe your friends have skills or abilities you don’t possess. Skill-sharing is important and necessary in this world. We can’t do it all. Maybe your friends need your help to get something off the ground.
Wednesday: By Wednesday you might have a prickly conversation with a woman who doesn’t mince words. Shields up. You don’t need to let other people’s opinions get to you if they do not resonate with what you know to be true about yourself. No one knows you better than you. Let’s keep it that way. Open communication is affective communication but boundaries are important. Stand in your integrity. Be honest with yourself. Don’t allow others to use you as verbal target practice.
Thursday: Thursday is looking really good as far as advancement. What are you working on? It looks like others really admire and respect your abilities. You are heads and shoulders above the rest, but that doesn’t mean you have to act like it. Say thank you and keep your ego in check. On this day, you might have a reason to feel really proud of what you’ve accomplished. I’m sure you deserve it!
Friday: Friday ends the work or school week for many of us. Let yourself deeply relax. And why shouldn’t you relax? Maybe you’ve accomplished something really significant this week and dinner with a couple of friends after work sounds like the perfect way to spend your evening. Take every small success or advancement and acknowledge it, say thank you and make your next move with grace and intention.