Weekly Forecast 05/06/18 - 05/12/18

Weekly Forecast 05/06/18 - 05/12/18

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Wow! This week is TRULY beautiful! I feel like some of us will be stepping out from under the cloud, or out from the fog we feel like we've been in during this retro period. Although Pluto, Saturn (and Jupiter which has BEEN retro since March, direct in July) are retrograde until the end of September...we're beginning to see how we can make these retrograde periods WORK for us, instead of feeling like all this shit is happening "to" us. Because, really, you're only a victim if that is what your mentality is to start with. You can ALWAYS shift and change the situation, you just have to fucking be WILLING to do it. I feel the strong pull to remind everyone (including myself) that work has to be put in, no matter the type of work, whether it's clearing out our emotions and mental states or actual physical work we're doing, nothing just comes to us because we feel entitled to it. If you want it, you gotta work for it, it's not just going to fall into your lap. That may be a rude awakening for some during this introspective period, and the fact is, well...so what? I mean, yeah, you can get pissy about it and moan that you just want to "manifest" and not put the work in, but honey, manifesting requires work...it's not magic in the sense that you wave a wand and it appears...sorry. Hard truths, friends, hard truths...but GUESS WHAT, now that you KNOW the truth, you can work with it and do what you need to do to get shit done and make your fucking dreams come true! Perspective and mindset, yo...powerful shit.

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OK! SO! We start this week off with The Fool. Probably one of my favorite cards ever!
New beginnings, quite literally as it's the start of the week...but truly, what have you shifted lately. What do you know now that maybe you didn't realize a few weeks ago? What new perspective and knowledge can you draw from in order to really step forth into creating this life you want, into making opportunities happen for you, into finding and beginning to fulfill your life's purpose, into making life whatever the fuck you want it to be?
When you remove control, when you let go, when you remove the need for "how" things are going to happen and remove the reliance solely and specifically on logic at all times, you set yourself free. And doesn't that feel GOOD? Doesn't it feel good to just KNOW and BELIEVE that you are divinely supported? That you can take the inspired action and get the results you want without spinning your wheels unnecessarily. That you can do the damn thing even in the face of fear. That you can take the step and know that you can't fail.
That's what the Fool reminds us of. The fact that we're all free, really, but as humans we set up our own little prisons, knowingly and unknowingly, and then we put labels of logic on them...
So, why not venture out of your prison now? Why not take a look and see what else the Universe has to offer, because, lemme tell you, it's limitless AF out here! So why stay cooped up?

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Backing our Fool energy is the Three of Wands...the ultimate counterpart to the Fool, I think.
There is a time for planning and a time for action. What happens when you're all action and no planning, and what happens when you're all planning and no action? Sometimes it means we don't get the results we want. Sometimes it means we find ourselves in a spot we didn't really want to be in. Sometimes it means regret. But here is what I know for sure, the desires of your heart are divine. And I say this A LOT, but, there is a line in a song that is always exactly what the Three of Wands means to me...Release your high hopes and they'll survive. You can't plan everything. You already KNOW that to be true. You can't control everything. You already know THAT to be true. So stop making excuses and do the damn thing. Stop making plans and take the action. Perfect might look good on paper but the execution might not work the way you planned. That's just how it fucking works and that is OK! If it doesn't work, TRY AGAIN. If it doesn't work, it doesn't mean it isn't meant to be, it just means you need to work on where you feel resistance to the outcome, it means you need to see where you're smothering your progress (because sometimes that happens and we don't realize it)...it's just another opportunity for growth and perspective and for you to keep trying. If your dream lights you up, never ever ever give up on it. Like, period.

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Annnnnddd that's where our Eight of Pentacles comes in! Keep going. Keep trying. Don't give up. Yes, it can be easy, yes it can come quickly....but that comes with practice, believe me....and the work STILL needs to be put into it. Keep going. Even when it feels hard, keep going even when you feel like you're "failing" (there is no such thing, btw, "failure" is nothing more than opportunity for growth and finding new ways to do things to...you guessed it, make it easier for yourself!), even when it feels like you're meeting resistance...
You can pause, absolutely, you can rest...you can reevaluate, you can observe, you can make notes, you can do what you need to do to figure out WHY there is resistance (like, for example, there is another way to do something that maybe you didn't notice before that's not only easier but way more efficient)...you can do what you need to do to figure out why you might be resisting, why you might still have that twinge of fear or limiting beliefs...you can do the shadow work...and then press the fuck on with the tools and knowledge and insight you were given when you took the time to go inward.
You CAN do this. But it's not enough for me to believe in you, it'snot enough for your loved ones to believe in you....if YOU don't believe in you, you'll always find/feel the resistance.

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This is all balanced out by Temperance. She reminds us we can make something out of nothing, that we can take this thing and meld it with that thing and make something completely new. She reminds us of our limitless potential and possibilities.
You guys, if this spread doesn't say: YOU CAN FUCKING DO THIS SHIT!, then i don't know what the fuck does, honestly.
Listen...
We are told a lot of things about ourselves and our potential by a lot of different people...and we let those things that other people tell us mean more to us than our own truth or opinion on what/who/why we are and what our potential is.
Isn't that crazy? I mean, who knows more about you than YOU?
Sooooo...does it make SENSE to let someone else tell you how much you can achieve or what your abilities are?
Temperance reminds us the balance lies within us, as we define it. Temperance reminds us, much like the magician, that we have the tools. Temperance reminds us that cycles can repeat until we learn a lesson, until we decide, until we're ready, until we realize that we can make something new from what we already have. 
The pieces of the puzzle are all there...and we can interchange them so that we're not putting the sammmmeee puzzle together time after time...unless, you know, you CHOOSE to do that...then that's totally your prerogative, you know?
So, let me ask you...what do you KNOW you are capable of? What tools can you draw from that you already have? What patterns can you change around to make a whole new picture or routine or reality?
It's in your hands.
You CAN do this.
I know it's true....do you?

xx
Jo

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