Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Sage, an outward and inward look at the week to come. So many of us use Tarot, astrology, and contemplative journaling to support ourselves and each other. We hope this little weekly blog will inspire all of us to think, feel, and transform in bigger ways together. May it unite us by collectively magnifying our personal intentions into a potent source of positive energy, that will spread into our communities and beyond.
Mercury moves from watery Pisces into the fiery spark of Aries on March 5, initiating new mental adventures; new ways of thinking, communicating, and making connections. Words and body language move faster and with direct delivery in the sign of the Ram. Ideas can more easily move ahead, into action. This mental adventure needs to manifest in physical motion, so give yourself the freedom to keep your thoughts and words moving, learning from the experience more than the facts.
Venus enters Aries on March 6. The planet of love and relationships wants freedom to be herself in the sign of Aries. This transit will elicit feelings of independence and need to retain our individual identity, especially in partnerships. Use the energy of Venus in Aries to bring a fresh approach to love, one that focuses on fulfilling personal desires in a healthy way. Venus in Aries is a love warrioress. In Aries, she needs to be a leader, a champion, to move her body, to explore, to assert herself, and to feel alive. She needs a partner who understand this, and finds her independence sexy and admirable. A partner who recognizes what a hero she is.
Jupiter, the planet of beliefs, confidence, intuition, and truth turns retrograde on March 8, signifying a period of reviewing, re-defining, and re-evaluating our personal truths, and life philosophies. Is the path you take through life reflective of the wisdom you hold to be true? Jupiter expands everything it touches, for better or worse. It is like a giant flashlight that allows us to see more, to appreciate the bigger picture. Until July 10, when Jupiter turns direct, we are well advised to reexamine what we’ve put our faith in, and whether or not it aligns with our intuition.
As we journey through A World of Magic this year, we are choosing a variety of Tarot and oracle decks for the Weekly Sage, as they correspond with the civilizations we explore. This edition, we are using Whispers of Lord Ganesha deck by Angela Hartfield, to embrace the sacred symbology of India. The Queen of Swords comes forward today, for all of us, representing balance; specifically balance between the head and the heart. She is wise and learned, possessing experience and sensibility in all matters. She is honest with others, and most of all herself. When the Queen of Swords comes forward, she encourages us to find freedom from intense emotional chains so we may think more clearly, and love more freely. She asks us to free ourselves from choosing between logic and emotion, and let our head serve our heart. It is the integration and unity of the head and heart that makes us whole, liberated, and happy.
AroMagic Essential Oil of the Week
Cinnamon bark is a spice that has been used for thousands of years. Cinnamon bark essential oil has a rich, spicy, warming scent that is magnetic and inviting. Cinnamon has traditionally been used as a cordial, tonic, and stimulant. Its fragrance reinvigorates the feeble. It stimulates both romantic and physical attraction, and draws prosperity and success. Cinnamon enhances our natural psychic ability and raises our vibrational field. The same warm sweetness that has made cinnamon a culinary favorite also arouses love and sensuality.
Your internal compass guides you on your path, but what happens when you receive conflicting directions? Your heart tells you that it’s unsure, while your head is trying to figure out why – creating a collage of past experiences in your mind that leave you more confused than the moment the thought popped into your head. Sometimes your heart starts beating uncontrollably with no logic to support it. Your head and your heart seem to speak separate languages, as though they are from different planets living in one vessel. Are you leading with your head, leaving your heart behind? Are you so moved by emotion, that reason goes out the window? How do you get your head and heart to speak the same language? How do you balance the desires of your heart and mind?