Today is the new moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is about the rising of altruism, and brought to you by Sharron Basanti of Seeds of Shakti.
1. What visions is my mind awakening to?
Ten of Swords – The pain of what I’m currently going through, the mental illness that I’m struggling with. The beat down that it is giving me, and the potential to rise from it in the end. There is a need to ride out the process in order to find that potential, though. First you must hit the ground, bleed out upon the grass… only then can you then rise from the ashes and start over.
2. How can I be more open to ideas that are outside of the box?
Four of Swords – Ease up on yourself. It’s okay to need rest and recovery is a part of the process. Do not shame yourself into trying to avoid or outright reject this process. Part of last year was about accepting this and making allowances for rest and recovery. Don’t backslide into shunning the need for this rest and restoration.
3. What false perceptions do I need to release in order to create space for sacred truths to rise up?
Eight of Wands – Not everything has to be done right this moment. You always push for everything to be done right now. Right away. You don’t expect this from others, and yet you demand it from yourself. it’s time to release this expectation and allow yourself the room to breathe through the process of getting things done.
4. In what aspect of my life do I need to be innovative?
The Magician – Don’t allow yourself to sink into feelings of helplessness and powerlessness. You are a skilled and strong individual, knowledgeable and capable. The depression can cause you to lose track of your awareness concerning these things, but in keeping them in mind you empower yourself to stay strong and keep going.
5. Who do I need to collaborate with in my kindred circle for my health and well-being?
The Empress atop The Hermit Rx – This is about Z and the kindness and nurturing she offers during times when you need her support. Whenever the Empress appears, it often reflects back to the same energy that Z carries upon her and within her, and she is the person that you need to collaborate with now in order to assure that you don’t use alone time activities to retreat into yourself. By speaking with her about your concerns to do with alone time and not using your alone time in healthy ways, she can be there for you real-time and on-point to make sure that it doesn’t happen and you use that time in healthy ways.
6. Message from my Guides and Ancestors.
Four of Cups – Rest does not turn into stagnancy as long as you make the choice to stay engaged instead of turning away from your feelings and interests. Rest is healthy, and can help foster your gradual improvement as you begin to find yourself on the road to recovery. Stagnancy is unhealthy and will hold you back. They are not the same thing, so make sure you are aware and paying attention to which “wolf you feed” in this matter.