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.
Venus enters Cancer today on May 19 and the theme is love! Venus in Cancer corresponds with the 2 of Cups Tarot card; Love. Imagine the lovers each holding a cup, arms entwined, enjoying their romantic heart connection. Venus in Cancer wants to feel nurtured and comfortable. She seeks emotional intimacy and needs her feelings validated. You may feel your instinctual drive to take care of something or someone. Or maybe you’ll just want to curl up and watch a heart-opening tear jerker with someone dear to you. Venus in Cancer lives to feel and when she feels safe, she’s exceptionally caring, healing, and receptive. Are you ready to come out of your shell and share your soul?
Sun enters Gemini on May 20, like a breath of fresh air. So much Taurus can leave us feeling heavy and over-satiated. Now we rise with the airy Twins for a new perspective. Gemini loves to connect the dots and Sun stands for our sense of purpose. Together, these energies shine a light on our personal stories. Where are you going? Is it where you want to go? Do you see all the ways your light shines? Be open to new information and ideas, especially paradox, for Gemini is able to see both sides of every situation. Gemini Sun is a fun time to socialize and make new connections. The last month of spring begins the transition into summer. Imagine Gemini like a bridge and use it to access new places, within and without.
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 Prince of Swords comes forward today, representing intellectual ambition. The Prince of Swords is always moving, fueled by a restless imagination, quick wit, and an adventurous spirit. He is stubbornly brave and loves to explore his thoughts, constantly pushing his intellectual boundaries. The Prince of Swords is an explorer – with a thirst for new experiences and interactions. He is full of life – always a conduit of ideas and energy. The downside of the Prince of Swords is that he can be so determined that he recklessly pushes forward without thought or consequence for himself or anyone around him. He won’t let anyone stand in the way of his pursuits. When the Prince of Swords shows up, he motivates you to move forward with your ideas, no matter how ambitious they may seem; he also advises you to slow down and use caution, so you’re not blind to the consequences of your hasty actions.
Growing up, most people had heroes – whether it was Amelia Earhart, Superman, Nelson Mandela, Madam Curie, Princess Diana, or even Barbie. There was always that one person who was larger than life – your ideals contained in one human (or superhuman being). Or maybe they showed you exactly who you wanted to be. Your head was filled with wonder and your heart, overjoyed because someone like that existed in your life. My question to you now is – is it healthy to have heroes? Is it healthy to have potentially unrealistic expectations for yourself? It’s not because you can’t do it, but because you are an entirely different person. When you hold your “heroes” up to godlike standards at a formidable age, you fail to realize that they have flaws. What does that do to your expectations as an adult? To your self-esteem? What effect has your relationship with heroes had on you growing up? Has it impacted your inherent individuality?
Curious about the spirituality and ritual practices of ancient civilizations? Join my Magical Sabbatical course, and see how you can weave their ancient traditions with your own spiritual practices.
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