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.
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day! This is a day to honor the women who birthed and nurtured us and all women who met us along the way, offering their wisdom, care, support, and open arms. Most of us didn’t get all our mothering needs met from one source, and all women, without exception, have mothering qualities. To the Mother in all her faces and forms, here’s to you!
Mercury, the Trickster enters the slow and steady sign of Taurus tomorrow, May 13. As ruler of communication, connections, and logical thinking, Mercury likes to move fast, so grounded Taurus can feel like a challenge. You might find your words get stuck in your throat and that it’s difficult to get your point across. This is a great time to make sure that what you’re saying is worth something.
Uranus enters Taurus on May 15. Taurus often fears not having enough and holds on tighter to what it owns. Uranus will eject us from these patterns in unexpected ways. If we are prepared, the breaking free will not feel so traumatic. Venus-ruled Taurus also represents self-worth, self-love, sensual indulgences, and physical beauty. Liberating Uranian energy mixed with these can result in radical loyalty to, and love for, the self. Unconventional art and style have the potential to change the world by introducing a new appreciation for different forms of creation.
Under the Taurus New Moon on May 15, set your intentions to embrace your delicious, abundant self – your inherent beauty, value, and ability to cultivate resources. This is the perfect time to slow down and appreciate the deliciousness of life. RSVP here to our FREE online New Moon Meditation on May 15. This is the perfect time to set new intentions for more simplicity, happiness, beauty, and abundance.
Late night May 15 in PDT Mars enters Aquarius, increasing our drive to be as unusual and unconventional as we want to be! Mars, a symbol of our energy and desire wants to unshackle us with the detached and objective nature of Aquarius. Anything we’ve been doing because we “should” or are “supposed to” will be questioned and likely actively rebelled against.
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 Xultun Tarot (The Maya Tarot Deck) by Peter Balin to embrace the magic and mystery of ancient Maya.
The Princess of Swords comes forward today, representing intellectual curiosity. The Princess of Swords represents a youthful spirit experimenting with new ways of thinking and communicating. She is weaving through the thoughts and patterns in her mind, which can make her hasty and quarrelsome as she fights through the chaos. The Princess carries with her the sword of justice and truth- advising you to speak from a place of honesty. She can also appear as a messenger, bringing news of change. She’s vigilant and always ready to learn something new, and when she appears in a reading, she advises us to trust in our reason and be true to our independent and inquisitive mind.
Why is self-reflection important? Negativity seems to be a much more dominant trait in humans than positivity – it’s an evolutionary survival instinct to always be on guard. Have you noticed that you can recall the worst memories of your life more easily than you can your best? How does that help you today? Well, on a larger scale, it doesn’t, because you have evolved as a human being. Like the relationship between light and dark, positivity doesn’t exist without negativity. Negative emotions, terrible events, and bad days are a part of life. There is no extracting it. However, the balance between the light and dark exists in our will. How can you ensure that you are balancing these energies and emotions? Self-reflection. When you form a deep relationship with yourself, you understand your strengths, emotions, and weaknesses. You are mindfully aware of what makes you happy, angry, inspired, aroused, motivated, and so on… Like finding an antidote, the cure lies in the cause – the poison. When you know who you are, and you have a deep sense of what’s coming, that negativity – the unnecessary fight in you – ceases. When you are positive, you attract positivity. Do you make time to reflect?