June is going to be a time of shaking things up a bit and breaking out of your normal, daily rut. Take some time and examine your personal rules, values, and/or beliefs. Do they still ring true to you? Have you outgrown your views on politics? Have you shifted your stance on human rights? Does your religion nurture you spiritually or are you attending services simply out of habit?
Living hidebound by the “shoulds” and “oughts” society dictates (we’re not talking about actual laws here) can stifle your individuality. I mean, on whose authority do we ladies not wear white shoes before Memorial Day or after Labor Day? It’s time to step out of the box you’ve stuck yourself in and make some rules of your own when it comes to your wardrobe, beliefs, and habits. As long as you don’t harm anyone else or break the law, be the “weird” one; it can be enormously liberating and rewarding!
If you can let go of some of the restrictions you’ve followed, you may find your innovative juices will flow. Expect a burst of creativity this month that will be recognized as something valuable to not just you.
Have a happy avant garde June!
The Emerald Box Turtle
This card is all about the different connotations of lying. Lying to others, yourself, being “less than completely honest”, manipulating the situation, lying by omission, and generally being tricksy just to name a few ways we can be untruthful. Now, it’s true that sometimes, we simply must lie or bend the truth for ethical reasons. Doctors will tell loved ones the patient died without suffering when he knows damned well the patient fought and suffered until the end. You’ll tell your partner it was “good” for you, too, just to help them feel a little better about themselves and so you can roll over and go to sleep. The coach tells the worst kid on the team that he can see “improvement” to give the kid a boost in self esteem.
My point today is to really examine your motivations behind your untruths. Are you saving someone’s feelings? Are you motivated by compassion and sympathy? Or are you lying to save your own skin or ego, to weasel out of something you don’t have the balls to straightforwardly say you don’t wanna do, or to get something you want at the expense of another?
If you’re lying to yourself about something, stop. Face your truth: you actually LIKE to smoke, you’re just too lazy to exercise, and you hate smoothies/love bacon. Do you have to do anything about the things you lie to yourself about? No. But if you have to lie to yourself to shut something up, then there’s a deeper urge that’s saying maybe you should do something about that. Food for thought.
Happy May all!
Interesting that this card should appear as spring blooms and Mother Earth works her magic to carry us into a new season of growth…. When the Six of Cups is upright, it brings us fond memories and soft nostalgia about our past. Reversed, we are given a more honest view of the past: those “good ol’ days” weren’t so golden after all. The so called Gilded Age had its own share of problems. Just ask your grandmother about washing clothes…or your great-grandmother.
If thinking about your childhood evokes “discomfort”, you may need a little assistance getting past some stuff that’s now getting in your way. This can mean a few sessions with a licensed therapist, but it can also mean taking swimming lessons if you’re afraid of the water, tennis lessons if you’re still mortified by your poor performance on the high school tennis team, etc. The point is to remove destructive unconscious thought patterns and replace them with new memories of success. Check to see if you’re still performing certain obligations out of habit, too, because those also fall into “destructive patterns.”
In a nutshell, this card is about facing forward with renewed trust in your future. Enjoy!
Happy April, all!
This card is about clearing the way and overcoming obstacles or opposition to your ideas and/or projects. Part of overcoming will be to stand firm in your convictions. Don’t allow group-think to carry you along with the herd. Rise above; it’s time for some individual action.
The Seven of Wands also indicates that your current “location” may not be best for you. Have you been thinking of opening a business and have a store front picked out? That spot may not bring you the traffic you need to be successful. Review all your research and/or leasing paperwork just to be certain. Alternatively, have you been thinking it’s time to move jobs? March would be a good month to set that change in motion.
Whether you stand up for your intentions, move jobs, or change business locations, it’s all going to be a bit frightening and you’ll struggle with insecurity and doubt. This. Is. Normal! A little trepidation tells you you’re paying attention and the project, business, or job matters to you. Remain calm, resourceful, and above all else true to your Highest Self.
Happy March All!
The Four of Pentacles indicates stability and security for this coming month. Coupled with your integrity and idealism, you're able to build a solid foundation upon which to stand and from which to run your life on the material plane. Being careful and orderly, management of material resources will be wonderfully efficient--you'll be getting big bangs for your bucks.
The caveat with this card is that it teeters on the brink of Scrooge-y-ness. One is tempted to pinch pennies even harder to get an even better result in managing your resources. But the problem with that is you then create a guided cage around yourself and retain too much karmic energy. There must be equal give and take to remain balanced.
So, instead on focussing on the use at all of resources, focus on the proper use. Be generous to others with less because charity is indeed a "proper" use of your resources. And as you give to those with less, you'll find a deeper appreciation of and respect for the bounty within...your intangible abundances.
Have a good month and keep warm!
The Emerald Box Turtle