The New Moon we just had in Scorpio, I resolved to mind my own business. Speak with my own voice, and concern myself with my own life. Not waste my time and energy obsessing or bothering about what other people are doing or thinking or being. Because sometimes, I do get caught up in that silliness.
As is so often the case, ever since I’ve had opportunities to do just that. Or not, depending on my choices. You say, “This is what I want,” and the Universe responds, “Are you sure? Because here are two dozen and one opportunities to either achieve or change your mind.”
What’s bothering you most about other people’s behavior, right now? Jealousy? Duplicitousness? Timidity? Weakness? Whatever it is, look for it in yourself. I see strong encouragement this week to become much more honest with ourselves, lots of opportunities to realize exactly how we’ve at times been revising reality to suit the ego. Oops.
Maybe not a fun theme, but unquestionably a powerful one. I’ll take powerful over fun. How about you?
Monday, Unconscious Desires – The Devil inverted: Is there a monkey you say you want off your back, but on some level….maybe not? This strikes me a bit like a victim mindset. Relishing one’s troubles. A temptation one does not want to be able to resist. Choosing helplessness. If you’re having trouble freeing yourself from an addictive feeling situation or a no-choice quandary, the question to ask is quite obvious. Do you truly want to be free? Or is there some secondary gain you get from remaining stuck?
Tuesday, Present – Eight of Swords inverted: Today has a window of opportunity for escape, and it’s a quick fix. Take it if you want it. If you do, and stay very centered in the current moment, you could make very big changes in a very short time.
Wednesday, Significator – Four of Cups: You’re daydreaming again! I have nothing against daydreaming. But I do think it’s important one knows they are doing it. In the position of “Significator,” I’d look to the content of the daydreams. They say something about who you are and where you are, in the moment.
Thursday, Clarification – The Emperor inverted: Some people will not be dominated. Some people will go left because you say “right.” Or maybe that “some people” is you. I know I have a tendency to be contrary when ordered around myself. When all is said and done, it becomes clear who is in charge, and who is not!
Friday, Advice – Six of Swords inverted: Don’t push too hard today to “get it all behind you.” Be satisfied with progress, not perfection. The whole picture is not clear yet.
Saturday, Relationship – Page of Swords: Talk. Plain, clear, and honest talk is your best bet here. Don’t criticize unnecessarily, but do be direct. There’s no need to belabor how to say what. Agreements in relationships made today should “take” pretty well, too. So negotiate if it’s in order.
Sunday, Problem – Eight of Pentacles Inverted: Oy. We’re tired of “working things out.” We’re tired of the pound, pound, pounding through, learning, striving, working through everything we need to manage. I get it, I do. I feel the same way! But we’ve got to do what needs to be done. No other way around it.
Overview/Advice: King of Cups: This week seemly to provide a significant window into our own subconscious. I’d take advantage of that. The King of Cups would have us acting lovingly, kindly and from the heart. He’s able to do so because he is acutely aware of what’s in his heart. Living that way can be harsh and raw at times. It means facing painful facts, acknowledging unflattering aspects of his own behavior without rationalizing away the edge. But it’s tolerable because of the soothing power of love, including self-love. Use it.
Affirmation: Pearl – Connect to the Divine: How often do we forget about this option? ASK for help! Ask for guidance! Tune in, turn on your radar and act on it. When you feel far away and disconnected is exactly the time you most need divine connection. Seek it and trust it will show up in the right way, at the right time. TRUST you’ll get what you need. We always do. It’s just not always in the package we would prefer.
Are you hearing echoes of the reality versus ego theme in your life? I am!