Welcome to the fifth edition of our new 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 resource of positive energy, that will spread into our communities and beyond.
We would like to take a moment, and think about those affected by the wide array of recent natural disasters. We call upon Gaia and Great Spirit to protect all people on Earth, in particular those who are defenseless and helpless in the wake of natural disaster. We practice gratitude, so that we may enforce positive thoughts, which will then turn into positive actions in service of the Greater Good. And all shall be well.
Astrology – Mirror, Mirror, in the Darkness
The Sun moved into the sign of Libra yesterday, at 1:02 pm Pacific Time, marking the first day of fall, on what is known in pagan circles as Mabon, and in most traditions as the Autumnal Equinox. I hope you were able to join our FIRST ever Mabon ritual yesterday, as we welcomed the darkness from a deeper place of reflection. You can click here to watch the recording!
Libra energy inspires us to embrace the balance between fairness and sociability. Idealistic Libra is always seeking balance in its grand mirror, finding power in light, reflective of the compromise with its darkness. An example of this can be seen in Librans’ ability to be diplomatic with their feelings – by removing themselves from impulsive emotional responses, and balancing their relationships with compromise, and harmony.
In April, Pluto went retrograde, allowing us to dive deep into our inner transformation. This was a time of intense retrospection, as this period allowed us to understand the toxicity of our lives. Transpersonal, outer planets’ retrograde effects are often more subtle and collective, but if we are attuned, we have the opportunity to work with this energy in powerful, life-changing ways. On September 28th, Pluto finally goes direct, allowing us to create an emotional release. This was an incredibly congested time, as EVERYTHING was building up inside all of us. Now, as Pluto goes direct, it allows us the freedom to let go of the shit.
And finally, on September 29th, Mercury moves into the sign of Libra, inspiring us to think about ways to look at both sides of any situation. Mercury is all about communication. Combined with the harmonious energy of Libra, we are encouraged to take more of a peaceful and cooperative approach with our lives, and our relationships, in the attempt of deviating ourselves from conflicting situations.
Weekly Tarot Card
The Tower Tarot card comes forward today, for all of us, representing change. When The Tower appears in readings, it usually fills us with fear – which is exactly what this card wants you to feel. It wants you to feel the gravity of terror when lighting strikes – with the tower collapsing, destroying everything in it. If fear is what you’re feeling when you look at this card, it’s forcing you to see the light in that darkness. Your illusions are being shattered, and the superficiality that lives in your life needs to be exposed and destroyed, so you can rebuild. When the Fool helped build the tower, he did so to leave his own mark in the world. Seeing The Tower filled with corruption caused him to YAWP out of pain. Lighting struck, shaking everything down to rubble, and destroying all that was built. In ways, The Tower is a card of hope, advising us to wake up and find clarity through fear. It is clearing the way for hope to manifest. In the Major Arcana, right after The Tower, comes The Star – the card of hope and renewal. Wake that light inside of you. Confront your darkness, and set yourself free.
Weekly Journal – Are you a sum of your own experiences?
Imagine you were given an assignment in school where you had to ask the eldest person of your family for a piece of sage advice. Imagine asking, “what advice can you pass down to me?” What advice comes forward to you now, that resonates deeper than ever before? When the voice of your ancestors comes through, what words of wisdom does it carry? In my experience, the ancestors urge us toward humility, transparency, and vulnerability. They remind us that intimacy is safe, and that love is the greatest of all forces in the universe. When you think about the sum of your experiences, how have the things you have learned shaped you?
The Big Question: