Weekly Forecast 1/28/18 - 02/03/18
This week's full moon isn't just an ordinary full moon, we have a Super Blue Blood moon!
This is a particularly rare event with the last one of this kind happening almost 200 years ago, so the energies are heavy. Some of you might already be feelings the effects of this moon's energies, you might feel a little bit of mind fog, having a hard time concentrating, or feelings of anticipation.
This week offers us a fresh start. This moon, being that it is an eclipse, is about release. It's about repairing or replacing. It's time to let go of the things that have been holding you back, whether it's been limiting belief systems, too many or too few boundaries and "rules", old ways of thinking, placing other people's expectations on our lives and actions, concern about what other people think of us, comparison to others, acting from negative spaces, lack of faith in ourselves or our worth, etc. There are so many things that we don't think about that are subconsciously (or not) holding us back. We do the same things, think that same ways, because it's what we know or how we were taught. But how much of it is true, how much of that is ours, or originated within us. How much of that was imposed on us by someone else, whether good intentioned or not.
This moon offers us a super powered charge of release, it offers us the space to work with out shadows, it offers us an opportunity to align with our feelings, what our beliefs are and why and what we would rather believe. When we better align oursevles with our truths, when we act from that place, we find so many more opportunities, we don't have to fight so hard against the current, we go more easily with the flow. What is your intuition telling you? What do you FEEL? Listen to those things and allow your logic and ego to take a backseat for now.
Structure, rules, routine. These are not my favorite subjects. I don't generally sit around extolling the virtues of rules and routine. They're not sexy or fun.
Or arrrreeeee theeeyyyyy?!
I used to get a little exasperated when I would see the Emperor, like...it's not the most fun of cards, you know? Then I realized, it was only as fun as I was making it. I was making it annoying and oppressive, I wasn't looking at it from the right perspective. The past couple of months I realized that my routine, my rules, my structure can be magical. If we're building new foundations, why NOT make it fucking magical? Why not add protection spells, why not add love spells to that foundation? Why not make your whole day magical, no matter the tedium? Why not choose to be inspired by what you're building instead of feeling like it's a chore? Of course, there will be times when it's difficult, when you do feel like it's just one more thing on your to-do list, and that's ok. We just don't operate from a place of joy 24/7, there are going to be things that throw us off, it's just the balance of things, but it's up to you how long you stay knocked off the horse before you get back up and hop on. When you're building on something you feel is important, when you're really willing and ready to give a hundred percent of yourself to that thing, when devotion is all you offer, it becomes easier to wade through the not so fun things, it becomes less boring to sit and do the budget, it becomes less of a chore to put the hard work in. Because you're operating from a place of inspired action and joy, you know that what you're building will be beautiful and it will serve you better than any other structure ever has before. It's completely your OWN creation. THAT, my friends, is the fucking magic of the Emperor. He says, it might be tedious at times but it's YOUR creation, it can only be what YOU make it. So leave out the bullshit other people put on you, leave out the shit that feels bad, that feels oppressive, leave out the self-sabotage, the manipulation, and only put in the things that offer you pure joy when you think about them. This foundation, these structures should last you a long time, at least until it's time to build something even more beautiful .
This month is one for reflection, a message delivered over and over again since the start of it.
The messages are hitting hard, they're coming up again and again because we need to HEAR them, we need to UNDERSTAND them. To dismiss them, to say, yeah yeah, i get it, isn't doing right by the energies at play and we're inadvertently setting ourselves back by doing so. The Ace of Cups, the Two of Wands, these have been on our radar for four weeks now, this isn't a drill. This isn't a broken record. This isn't the time to brush off the synchronicity. This is the time for a new paradigm. This is the time to live your fucking dreams. This is the time to level up. This is the time to look long and hard at the road ahead and decide whether or not you want to continue on or choose another path. This is the time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. If you're thinking: But, I've been working hard, but I've been doing the dirty work and nothing seems to be panning out, everything is falling apart, nothing is going how I want it to go for all the time and energy i've been putting into this shit.
It's time to get clear, it's time to ask yourself: What is my focus? What is my goal?
Be SPECIFIC. Because sometimes we have an idea, we have many ideas, and even if they all tie into one area or one topic, they may be a little more scattered than you can see.
Write it all down.
Do a vision board.
Whatever you need to do to move the ideas from your mind into the real world, so that you can SEE them, so that you can connect the dots, so that you know EXACTLY, without a single iota of doubt, what you want and where you're going. Because if you just want to go, say, in that general direction over there...if you're wandering aimlessly in one direction, and your expectations aren't being met, that might be why. It's not enough to just point and start wandering, ESPECIALLY if you have specific results that you want to see.
There is no better time than right now to get crystal clear on where you're going and what you want, to feel as though you've already achieved, because if it doesn't make you feel as good as you thought it would, that's an indicator that maybe what you think you want isn't really what you want and you need to dig for the root of it to find out what it is that you truly want.
Shadow work is IMPORTANT this week. No it's not always comfortable, but let's face it...not everything is. The thing to remember about Shadow work is that it's necessary in order to move forwards, it's necessary in order to heal. A lot of us are afraid of it because it means facing monsters or traumas we don't really want to look at, it means addressing our flaws or issues or bullshit. It means accepting those things, it means honoring them, giving them love, even if we don't WANT to. Each piece of the puzzle that we're made up of, deserves love and understanding and acceptance. It's the first step on the road to healing those things, to shedding light on those dark places. The Nine of Swords is like the night before the big battle, we're terrified, we're questioning ourselves and our abilities, we're making plays and strategies, we're talking ourselves out of things, we're worrying about the worst case scenario. We just want it to be over with already, so we run our minds around in circles, we worry ourselves, we go over every single what-if we can think of, we feel sick. Fear of the Unknown, fear of not having a guarantee of how things are going to turn out. Rather than place fear on the Unknown, handle it with acceptance, handle it with an open mind, treat it with respect as best you can. Why spend your time spinning your wheels about it, why be anxious, why put yourself in a negative place over something that hasn't happened yet? Breathe, be in the moment. If depression comes when we look back at our past and anxiety comes from looking forward to the future...but neither can exist in the present moment...breathe. Be present. Ground into THIS moment. Work forward one second at a time, don't try to jump ahead, let it be.
Yes, it's looming, yes the outcome is unknown, but think of how many times you spent fretting over something and it turned out AMAZING, think of every time you were worried and it turned out to be less than nothing that you were worried about. Don't let the IDEA of possible 'defeat' stop you, or deter you or make you feel like you can't do something. This battle is yours, this journey is yours. The best thing you can do, my loves?
If you'd like a personalized reading for this upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon, you can snap one up in the shop under 'Full Moon Reading' and we'll focus on what the energies of this moon have in store for you!