Note: No Tarot card pic for this post because [spoilers ahead] The World popped up. This card depicts nudity and, in accordance with its ad policy, Facebook doesn’t allow me to publish it. Apologies and thanks for understanding! <3
We’ve just dived into Scorpio season, and already I’m hearing from clients and friends that they’re feeling emotionally tired or heavy. No surprise there, folks – the Moon is waning, after all – and good things are on their way because this Sunday 30 October is the New Moon in Scorpio! Right now what many people feel is the energy of burnout, weariness, and the ending of significant life cycles. But come this Sunday, the New Moon in Scorpio gives us the opportunity to arise from the ashes and start anew.
Scorpio is a fixed Water sign: Scorpio energies indicate that a tsunami of emotions might arise this week as we tackle difficult issues that we’ve managed to hide or suppress so far. But so long as we persevere and stay fixed on our course, in love, light and honesty, the New Moon at the end of this week presents us with opportunities to break free of the old patterns that hide our truth and hold us back, and create new ones that give us life.
Hang in there, folks, and here’s This Week’s Tarot! 🙂
LEFT: TEN OF WANDS. This card indicates the end of a cycle, stage, or project in your life. You’ve accomplished much. You’re also possibly exhausted, burnt out, and dealing with far more responsibilities than you can handle. Time to consider a break, (re-)establish boundaries, and/or (re-)allocate duties and responsibilities in a fairer, saner way for everyone? And if your answer to that is “I can’t” or “I won’t”, perhaps it’s time to ask yourself what might be up with the situation, the people around you, or even yourself, for you to reach this point.
MIDDLE: KING OF CUPS. The Tarot Kings indicates external mastery of their Suit; Cups in the Tarot represent emotions and the element of water (see the link to Scorpio here?). The message this King brings us is to stay calm and focus on controlling our emotions. By doing so, we get to see the big picture and going with the flow becomes less of a struggle.
Now let’s get this clear: true emotional control can only come about when we are first open and honest with our emotions, when we acknowledge them and find the right place for them in our lives. Suppressing them, over-indulging in them or killing them off with “logical reasoning” gets us nowhere. Good Kings don’t crush or hide from their subjects – they reign over them!
RIGHT: THE WORLD. This card refers to completion, closure, the Universally-ordained ending of a major cycle, stage, or project in your life. In a sense, it’s similar to the Ten of Wands but without the element of burnout – this card wants you to focus on the fact that whatever ended, or is about to end, is OVER. LET IT GO. Move forward to exciting new things, dear one. Stop clinging on to what you weren’t happy with over whatever just ended. Celebrate what you did achieve – and when The World appears, you’ve achieved A BIG DEAL. Well done! – and move on.
BONUS: THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE. When The Wheel of Fortune appears, we are reminded that the Universe moves in cycles. 2016 has been a challenging year for many, and if you’ve been feeling particularly hard done by these few months, this card reassures you that things are on the upswing for you. The trick is to maintain hope, confidence and optimism even when your emotions are screaming at you to wallow in self-pity and resentment.
As I mentioned earlier, Scorpio is a fixed Water sign. The flip side of fixed Water is a state where the Water element (aka our emotional state) stagnates and; left unchecked, the dark side of Scorpio energies can lead us into envy, resentment and bitterness. All the more we need to take a cue from the King of Cups and rule our feelings, not the other way around. This bears repeating:
A tsunami of emotions might arise this week as we tackle difficult issues that we’ve managed to hide or suppress so far. But so long as we persevere and stay fixed on our course, in love, light and honesty, the New Moon at the end of this week presents us with opportunities to break free of the old patterns that hide our truth and hold us back, and create new ones that give us life.
Hang in there, and have a wonderful week ahead!
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