This week offers some profoundly deep shifts if you want them. What’s served up is the core of us, back to the very starting point when we were born, and a fresh start for the masculine and feminine within you. Our first role model for male and female power is in our parents or caregivers when we are helpless infants.
If your parents had a healthy relationship with their own power and each other, congratulations. You are in the minority. Most people saw people struggle under inherited role models that were not kind but very linear or structured. Very few people have a comfortable relationship to shared power between the feminine and masculine. Look around and you see it between political parties, religions, nations.
We have Eris the planet of discord front and center this week. Yet Eris’ discord is the result of the disconnected feminine showing up as outrage and disruption when the creative, receptive power is not owned or honored. It doesn’t matter whether you are man or woman, we all have our female side. Guess what, she’s not interested in being ignored this week – do so at your own risk.
The Sun mildly irritates Eris and Venus is in powerful support of it, which means you can’t think or act your way through this week in any familiar way. In fact, you probably won’t understand much of what happens these few days until you look back over your shoulder down the line a bit. How long has everything to do with where it shows up in your hands and charts. The stronger contacts are going to go much deeper into transformation. Which also brings up the seduction factor. You’ll be intrigued, curious, nervous and you’ll do it anyway.
You won’t know exactly what it is just yet. Much like a baby inside a mother’s stomach, your growth happens at an exponential rate but internally first, so it’s hard to fully measure. Your best bet is to stay present, moment by moment with your own inner mother and father. First you give yourself attention so you know what it is your feel rather than leaping to act. Pause, check in with you and pay attention to the feelings that come up. Get to know the reactive, responsive side of you as you watch it wiggle nervously – don’t worry about fixing it. It’s not broken! It’s sharing good information for you to use going forward.
Then and only then, in each present moment, choose the right course of action for you. It’s a good week to notice how you go about ‘getting’ what you want. Do you bully, entice, nibble around the edges enlisting support or are you any closer to simply making a request. ‘This is what I feel and what I want to create’. Then see who and what shows up to bring that about.
Let go of expectations that anyone ‘owes you’ support. They are free and so are you. That’s also a big theme and an important part of what’s brewing this week. Your growth happens as you edge closer to the place where you are so solid in self care that you can risk the vulnerability to ask for what you want and need without being attached to an immediate outcome to bring down your anxiety. Not an easy shift but it’s here.
You’ll see more on that ahead. Meanwhile, here’s some help from the cards and the stars. For those who would like this report emailed to them weekly, rather than checking back to read it on my website you can get that here for less pennies a week. Wishing you so well this week as you pause, adjust and honor.
Card of the Week: The Guardian
This card is PERFECT for the week we have in front of us with four Major Arcana cards that signal a major shift. The card combinations we have this week mark a new beginning in how the masculine and feminine relate to each other. The chemistry possible is intense and is the glue to get you to go through the profound change. So be prepared to feel a bit helpless this week with what you moves you. Loss of control is a powerful place to learn how to navigate power. Power and control are two opposite directions. When you control you focus on or manage things, processes, people. You want to rearrange them to get the outcome you want. Power is trusting that moment by moment the way you feel and what you choose to do about it can bring that outcome forward without you having to dictate how it happens. Control drives you to apply outside pressure on circumstances to relieve inner fear, Power is your inner force added to any situation that allows others to add to the mix. You shift from the control strategy to the power strategy this week with a little help from passion, seduction, appeal. So if you feel emotionally out of control… trust it. Moment by moment, stay present to what you’re drawn to and keep your support there for you. You’re better at this than you realize and you’re ready.
Monday: The Wanderer
Ah you are going to have to trust your gut my friend. Thinking won’t cut it. This is an intuitive leap and you are in uncharted territory for you with both your feelings and actions. Just breathe to help you stay in the moment. I highly recommend the Breath of Love when anxiety wants to highjack your nervous system as you head into the unfamiliar. It may look like chaos particularly as the day starts with subtle pressure to try to get yourself inline with old patterns. Notice, just notice, where your control issues come up. You have them, we all do, and you don’t have to rush to change anything or do anything. Start today just getting acquainted with yours. You’ll start to see yourself with fresh eyes and have compassion for what made those coping skills necessary. And you’ve outgrown them. So be patient, you can’t get this wrong. By evening you are in a better position to see how intriguing some of what’s going on is. Trust the chaos, it has a purpose and your soul invited it in, no matter how much your mind thinks otherwise. When you catch yourself criticizing you or another today, stop and try on the thought that it is good to know what works and doesn’t work for you. What you don’t like can give you a great deal of insight into what you actually do want. That’s a powerful place to create from rather than stuck on what doesn’t work.
Take Action: Anytime something feels off to day, reassure yourself ‘good to know’ and let it help clarify what you really do want to create.
Tuesday: The Ancestor
Are you ready to see yourself as your own highest authority? When this card shows up, in the company it does this week, you simply cannot get away with blaming anyone else for your life, your choices, or where you are now. The minute you do that you have squeezed yourself down into the place where you are helpless against the world. Now that was a true point of view when you were born. But the part of you that goes back there now as an adult is ready to recognize the only person who makes you helpless now is you. Much of the anger and power struggles we have in our lives stems from this sticking point. You are not helpless. But feeling you are is what leads you to overeat, overwork, overmedicate and therefore under-function. Early in the day you will feel the discord that comes up with that old thought. You are capable of so much more when you accept that you are responsible for what you do with anything that happens to you. It’s not to dismiss the pain or suffering you’ve experienced. It’s not to blame you instead of another. Instead it says you really can turn anything into your ‘dare to be great’ moment. With Mars and Uranus in the mix tonight along with Moon and Venus, you make breakthroughs. No matter what. Try that on…
Take Action: The places where you feel hurt need your full compassionate attention so you can step into doing something more with them. Honor those places today by sharing at least one of them with someone you trust.
Wednesday: The Journey
Good, you’ve been really making progress. Don’t worry about where you can measure it. You may not be able to do that. Instead, trust it and let your old life fall away like a locus shell left on a tree while you fly free. To do this you must be willing to sit with your deepest fears, metaphorically holding your own hand while you soothe the hurt underneath it all. Only once you’ve honored the emotional wounds with your full attention can you move on to action without dragging the carcass of the past with you. With Mercury trine Pluto you are ready. There’s even a little fun seduction offered up to tease you into new space. With Jupiter and Ceres in easy aspect you feel nourished enough to move forward and have a positive effect on the places in your that require love. There’s even enough for it to spill out onto others. Remember in nature Winter is simply a shedding of the old to make room for and ultimately nurture what blooms in the Spring. This ends the four day run of Major Arcana cards and is the bookend to the card of the week. Out of control can no longer scare you the same way. You know that power in the moment is far more of an advantage than any illusion of control. Now doesn’t that feel good?
Take Action: Write down one thing you are ready to be done with, don’t censor what it is. Then burn it or bury it and let it go.
Thursday: Four of Arrows
Okay any time you have a four you are meant to put things on a firm foundation. Arrows are the mental realm and trust me, after the week you’re having, you need a break. You can’t think your way through this so park your logic on the back burner or it will cook your circuits. It starts early in the morning before you even get up, so your dreams may have some good insight into your fears. The Moon which represents that helpless feeling of being out of control is square the Sun which is what we do. So don’t rush to do anything. With Neptune in the picture you have the opportunity to understand where all the points in your life connect that went into that fear and you can recognize where some of it was shared by those around you. Global fear. But Saturn lends a helping hand to remind you that with every choice you make in the present you confirm you can do this and you aren’t alone. You have more help than you realize. That light really dawns as the Sun goes down, ironic right? Fear is always going to overestimate the threat and underestimate you. It’s NOT accurate.
Take Action: Doubt your doubts today. That’s never been so necessary. Let them show you instead where your deep needs are being guarded by fear. Go there and you’ll find power you didn’t realize you had.
Friday: Two of Arrows
Well the mind keeps on pushing in, go figure, right? It’s used to running the show and this week your heart and intuition have a lot more to add to the picture. I’m going to quote the Wildwood Tarot on this card today because it is such good insight. “A wise seeker questions and tests the validity of false messages and discerns the validity of false accusations.” This is your chance to expand your strength in the mental arena. Just because someone else interprets information in a way that is harmful to use it to their own end doesn’t mean you will suffer unnecessarily from it unless you participate. The Truth has a feel to it and anything that comes up today is to help you test your ability to find your own way to the Truth. People’s fear and endless quest for power as assurance that they matter can drive all kinds of little lies and with Chiron in the mix people’s wounds drive some of the worst behavior. Your work is to sort out the lies you tell yourself. Where did you sacrifice what you know about you in order to fit in and feel loved. Time to tell the Truth and take the consequences. You will be free at last.
Take Action: Line up your Trust Buddies as the place to practice Truth about you first. You need loving eyes who can empathize with your old choices and cheer you on to the new ones. The Truth about you is LOVABLE.
Saturday: Eight of Stones
Well hello Jupiter and Venus for a little, or should I say a lot, of help today. This eight is definitely some needed backbone for your transformation this week. You see where some of what’s happened already offers you a better picture of what matters most and how you stand up for it. You’ve let go of control and without you even realizing it have displayed a lot of power! The hidden benefit of this is that you have a whole new level of happiness available to you in relationships when you come from power rather than control. Sit with this Truth today. You are going to discover so many more places where this serves you as you move ahead. You understand things from this week from a student perspective today and you Aced the test. Congratulations. Don’t worry about what you still need to learn. What you put out there is going to give you good information on where to adjust and learn as you move forward.
Take Action: Review where you had the most struggle this week and ask the Universe for some help getting to the next level on this place.
Sunday: King of Arrows
Ah this wise King has help for you turning ideas into reality. With the Sun square Neptune you aren’t content with talking about change, you want to map it out. The excitement of your newfound power can stimulate all kinds of understanding you want to put into action. Patience may not be easy but the day has a lot more insight and wisdom to offer you as it unfolds thanks to the Astrology. With Sun square Neptune you have to find ways to manage the fears (first your own) that forging a new path, one much more true to you, brings up for those who are comfortable in long standing relationship with you. First change does disrupt, and you must trust that it can strengthen ties when you recognize that push back may be more about their fear of losing you or their safe space. Take the long view and weather the short term hurdles as necessary resistance as you stretch out those wings and fly.
Take Action: Start the day with the intention to see the Big Picture in anything that happens. You may have some fun confirmation that this new road has promising vistas to offer!