Kelly is a psychic medium and channel. She offers Tarot readings, animal communication sessions, energy healings, and other lightwork services. A priestess to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, Kelly is based in Singapore.
The big astrological news for this week comes from Jupiter: planetary ruler of luck and expansion, and the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. The Jupiter retrograde begins from 10 April and ends on 11 August. Also, this entire retrograde occurs on Jupiter’s home turf of Sagittarius.
During this retrograde, think about what exactly you want to grow, improve upon, or take to the next level – expansion, or what I like to call blowing awesome sh*t up, is Jupiter’s domain. What’s your heart’s desire? True love? A satisfying career? Family harmony? Financial freedom? All wonderful dreams to have.
With Jupiter retrograding, your heart’s desires will be tested.
I won’t go into specifics, but the 2019 Jupiter retrograde is marked by some uncomfortable aspects with the Moon (ruling our emotions and subconscious), Mercury (thought, communication, travel, technology), and the asteroid Juno (love, committed relationships, marriage, childbirth).
Here’s what I mean by tests:
For example: if you desire true love, this Jupiter retrograde could reveal to you the kind of partner you really are, and what you’ll need to change in order to get the love you desire. If you want financial freedom, this Jupiter retrograde could expose a financial blind spot, so you’ll have the opportunity to get a proper money management plan up and running.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, after all. Whatever it touches in your garden will grow – including parasites and weeds. If you choose not to learn your lessons and grow from the retrograde experience, your challenges and obstacles will grow. If you choose to avoid responsibility for an existing problem (eg a debt problem or an addiction issue), this retrograde will blow not-so-awesome sh*t up for you – there could be a breakdown, or possibly some sort of intervention.
Your decisions shape your destiny. Retrogrades are the Universe’s way of nudging you into productive self-reflection so you can align better with the Divine will for your life. And Jupiter is here to take whatever choices you make and grow them into the next level of awesomeness. Or not.
Onward to the reading!
LEFT: SIX OF WANDS. This is the card of the Soldier’s Victory, indicating hard-won success after a period of struggle. As advice, this card encourages adopting a moderate pace in all things, as well as celebrating your triumphs! However, this card sometimes comes with a caveat: notice the Soldier rides alone in his triumph. This can indicate (though not always) the possibility of envious and jealous people in your midst. So while you’re doing your victory laps, don’t let your guard down entirely – some might be planning to rain on your parade.
MIDDLE: THE HANGED MAN. When The Hanged Man appears, you could be facing a situation where things are not entirely within your control at the moment. Don’t fight the flow – work with what you’ve got. It could be that you’re required to adjust your perspectives of the matter at hand, and come up with a creative solution. You might need to let go of something in order to obtain an outcome that’s even better. The Hanged Man sometimes corresponds to the Christ consciousness, and can signify that a sacrifice needs to be made. Don’t be swayed by illusions or delusions, but seek objectivity in all you do.
With Jupiter retrograding, now is not the time to gamble.
RIGHT: WHEEL OF FORTUNE. Speaking of gambling – here comes the Wheel of Fortune. While this card usually symbolises good fortune coming your way (and I wouldn’t doubt that for a second), be clear about this: the Wheel of Fortune can also signify a message from the Universe that goes along the lines of: Everything’s up in the air, folks. In other words, good fortune can be yours if you follow the wisdom of The Hanged Man, but even the Universe can’t protect you from the Laws of Karma if you make the wrong choices.
Now is not the time to be proud, stubborn, or clingy. check yourself before you wreck yourself.
There is always a better way.
Now, onto the Goddess Divination lots – and this week, we have two!
GODDESS GUAN YIN DIVINATION
LOT NUMBER: 1
Every good thing was preordained at the beginning of the world;
Everything attains wholeness at each its favourable time.
It is no common destiny to draw this lot.
Loyalty and uprightness will gain the praise of kings.
(Trans. Tan Kelly)
This lot indicates Divine favour and blessing upon the recipient. It references the creation of the world, and the centrality of the Divine plan in shaping our destinies. Lot 1 signifies that good fortune is on its way, though perhaps not just yet.
Lot 1 is the only Goddess Divination lot that specifically mentions the Goddess Guan Yin by name. That’s already a sign of how special this lot is. Also, the traditional explanation of this lot states that the Goddess Guan Yin Herself will indicate to you, in advance, when your blessing will come.
The specific mention of the Goddess’s name has immense implications for us. We don’t usually address someone by their name unless there is a relationship or connection, be it personal or professional.
In other words, this lot is an invitation from the goddess to connect with her – for real.
Not like your traditional Go to the temple and chant to the air. Not like your New Age I’m connected with the Goddess because I buy crystals. Nothing wrong with temples and crystals, but if you think these constitute an actual relationship with a Divinity, you’re way off-track.
Beware Spiritual delusions created by ego and ignorance. The Goddess wants your sincere devotion, not your bullshit. You don’t blame Her when things go wrong. You don’t order Her around like a waitress. You don’t presume to call yourself a Goddess. And Heaven help you if you claim to connect with the Goddess, then proceed to behave like a piece of shit. Karma is real.
What the Goddess wants: your pure, humble, honest, and wholehearted faith in asking Her for assistance in co-creating your destiny. Notice I said faith, not desperation. Also, you need to be humble, not proud. Honest, not manipulative.
All it takes is that one true prayer of faith – the Goddess will hear you and respond with blessing.
Having said that, understand that the blessing stated in this lot is conditional. It is contingent upon your uprightness and integrity of character. Guan Yin is the Goddess of Mercy, but She is nobody’s fool, and She certainly doesn’t suffer fools gladly.
So let your heart be pure and your hands, clean. Spirituality is really very simple – it’s about making the right choices, knowing who you are and what you stand for.
LOT NUMBER: 46
Noble One, maintain the status quo.
Be sure in your heart, but refrain from action.
Await assistance to lighten your burden;
The withered old tree will blossom again.
(Trans. Tan Kelly)
When this divination lot appears, well done you! You’ve come a long way, and you are now like a withered old tree, with its roots firmly and deeply grounded from experience. Perhaps you are “sure in your heart” – you have plans and you may know where you want to go next – but this divination lot reminds you that there is no need to rush, especially not if you’ve already been on this journey for a while and could do with a break.
It could be that someone will have to come along and assist you in a certain matter, before the Universe will send you the next sign to let you know that it’s safe to move forward with the next stage of your plans.
Whatever the case, remember to take things step by step, and refrain from initiating the next stage of developments all by yourself. It appears that the Universe will reveal this exciting new cycle to you when you’re ready, but not before – so work with the Universe, don’t force Her hand, and trust that the Goddess knows not only what to do but when to do it.
Have a great week ahead!
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