This is a spread that I do at the end of each month to close out the month.
Individuality – Seven of Pentacles and Self Heal (Responsibility) – At this time I am in the middle of a long term growth and healing process. This extends beyond the emotional growth that I have been dealing with through the past few months. As I come to a point where that growth spurt changes from active growth to a time of adjustment, the emotional growth I experienced has begun to spread out into other areas of my life, influencing everything around me in small ways that will over time develop into something more beneficial and obvious. Have patience with yourself.
Dependence – Six of Rods and Nettle (Transformation) – Sometimes lately? I feel like a know it all asshat. Especially when dealing with that one specific brick wall we have on our server right now. I want to release this feeling, but in order to do so, I need to dig into what’s creating that feeling. Is it something in my personal communications that has shifted lately that’s causing it? Or is it being stirred up by an external source?
Creativity – Page of Cups and Bee Balm (Vibrance) – I want more lighthearted creativity in my life. With the emotional growth I’m feeling a bit softer and a bit warmer, but I also want to feel a bit “lighter” and instill a bit of carefree creativity in my life that’s been missing for the past… year? I mean, there’s been little hints of it, but I’d love to have more.
Limitation – The Hermit and Borage (Optimism) – Retreating into yourself and closing yourself off to others is not assisting you in your goal to be more optimistic and positive in life. By closing yourself off, you are allowing your inner dialog free reign to have its way with you. It’s not healing, and it is important to both acknowledge this fact as well as watch out for these tendencies.
Change – The Chariot and Daylily (Centering) – Focus on the fact that you can’t truly control the future or the past. It’s only the present that’s truly in your control, and you have the ability to make every day what you want it to be if you’re willing to grab the reigns and actually do it now instead of just thinking about it or planning for it to happen sometime in the future.
Sympathy – Wheel of Fortune and Rosemary (Clarity) – The past event these cards refers to has to do with my family’s expectations growing up as well as as an adult, and how there were times in which those expectations created self doubt. This painful lesson holds relevance at this time, and I need to remember that I have found my path and that I do not need to live my life for anyone but myself… nor conform to anyone’s expectations but my own.
Luck – Two of Swords and Evening Primrose (Rebirth) – These cards are a reminder of the day that I first was introduced to the poem “The Dash” by Linda Ellis. This is a poem that changed my life. It gave me a perspective that I needed, at a time when I needed it a most, and provided me with the knowledge I needed both of myself and what I wanted from life, to allow me to choose my path wisely.
Power – The Hanged Man Rx and Purple Poppy (Evolution) – Take care to stay aware and seeking those extra perspectives and different opinions. It’s okay to have your own opinions and methods, but don’t forget that you need a much wider and more vast array of input to make good decisions on how you move forward and grow from one day to the next. Don’t close yourself off or allow yourself to grow and evolve in a direction that would close you off from these things.
Responsibility – Strength and Bleeding Heart (Independence) – The opportunity in the month echos back to the mention of being in a time of “adjustment” concerning my emotional growth. I have the opportunity to create a steady foundation at this time that will develop into a new kind of internal strength that includes a depth of emotional capacity rather than excluding my emotions from the equation.
Message from Spirit World – You have the control to steer how you develop spiritually over the month ahead. Stay open to new perspectives and seize control of your own autonomy. Your future and your development is in your hands. Your personal hands. Your growth stretches beyond just the emotional and into the spiritual. Make sure that you staying mindful of your choices and the direction your progress is taking.
Message from Mind’s World – It’s okay for things to take time and you need to accept that. Fill that time with the things you want to do and stop worrying so much about what other people think about you. This should be a time to focus on what you want, not what others want or expect of you.
Message from Known World – Although the world is often uncertain, you can make choices to steer things in the direction you want them to go. Stay focused on what you want as things change around you, and your path will continue to steer true as you evolve upon it into the person you want to become. Each day is filled with a series of constant choices. Stay true in these choices to who you are… and what you want. The Hermit in these cards stands out as the outlier… now is not a time to retreat or close yourself off from the world and those around you. It would not be healthy for you at this time.
Take Away – There is a theme here in the cards that has to do with growth and progress, in what I want to instill into my future, and how the future is built from the present. What you do here in the now is what directs you upon the path of your future, so make sure that your present choices are ones that suit what you want of both who you are today, and of who you want to be in the future as well.