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 resource of positive energy, that will spread into our communities and beyond.
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The next stop on our journey around the World of Magic is Ancient Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians had a tradition known as a “foundation ritual”, in which the gods were asked for protection over the work of monument-building. This focus on foundation translates to your own personal grounding and energetic flow. Just as a powerful vortex exists under each of the pyramids, you also conduct the energy of the Universe. You still have time to join our February class! Click here for more information.
We will also explore this further during our online Full Moon celebration! During this guided meditation and ceremony, you are invited to begin piecing together your own foundation for 2018. Call in Ancient Egypt’s vibrations of courage, power, immortality, and deep, Divine connection from the comfort of your own sacred space.
Astrology – Warrior of Truth
Mars, the planet of action and intense energy, enters the sign of Sagittarius on January 26. During this transit, you may feel your desire to take action with expanded awareness and confidence arising. Our dreams and aspirations move with a driving force, and our thirst for adventure and higher knowledge is heightened. Sagittarius, the Archer, is in search of the truth; ever-seeking greater freedom, larger playing fields, and foreign experiences. Mars represents the part in each of us that wants to act on our own behalf – the part that knows what we want and has the guts go after it. Mars is your “get up and go” and the pioneering drive to make your own separate way. With Mars, the Warrior, in the sign of Sagittarius, we are encouraged to act in greater ways with deeper meaning, playing a vital part in a comprehensive context. Sagittarian energy is often restless, and Mars gives an extra adrenaline burst to anything it touches. Embrace this infusion and open your mind. Dare to challenge your own beliefs. Free yourself from the need to know and be right. When you start from a place you have never been, anything is possible.
The Wheel of Fortune Tarot card comes forward today, for all of us, representing chance. Wheel of Fortune is a deeply symbolic card, representing the twists and turns of life; the unexpected synchronicities that appear to guide our soul pathways, sometimes called our destinies, or our fates.
Wheel of Fortune is an interesting card in that its main focus differs from most of the other cards of the Major Arcana, which have a central person as their main image. In the Rider-Waite deck, The Wheel of Fortune is stationed in the clouds, above the realm of human life on Earth. Its design has historically been based on the medieval concept of Rota Fortunae, or Fortuna, the Roman goddess of luck. The wheel is shown with eight spokes, representing the infinite nature of the Universe and possibility, as well as the eight Sabbats of the year. The figure on the right side of the wheel alludes to Anubis and Hermes, different deities representing wisdom, insight, intelligence, and movement. The Sphinx at the top of the wheel presides over it, representing the infinite power of life’s great mysteries.
A card ripe with so much symbolism and allegory can be interpreted in many ways. It was originally based on the mythology of the Fates, who in Ancient Greek tradition were responsible for weaving out the pattern of an individual’s life. This card represents how we witness and experience the actions of fate, combined with our personal control of our lives via our power to make choices. Even though we are acting on free will, our actions are guided and watched by higher forces, and sometimes we may see their Divine intervention with us in the forms of synchronicity, miracles, or “luck”. It all reflects these transformative moments of chance and change, and helps us broaden our world views and go with the flow, in order to uncover our true selves and our life’s purpose.
AroMagic Oil of the Week
The AroMagic oil of the week is Grapefruit. The grapefruit was originally named the “forbidden fruit”, in reference to the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil” in the Garden of Eden. Today, grapefruit is claimed to be one of the “Seven Wonders of Barbados”, and is often used for its powerful healing properties. The fragrance of grapefruit essential oil is incredibly revitalizing and uplifting. It increases mental clarity, emotional openness, and concentration. Use this oil in the morning when you wake up to energize yourself at the start of your day, or whenever you feel in need of a spiritual boost. This oil is wonderful for increasing one’s focus, and promotes a feeling of love and self-acceptance.
Weekly Journal – Where is your home?
Close your eyes and imagine you’re on a road. What does the road look like? Where is it leading? Got the image? Now, you come to a stop in front of a home. How is it built? What do you see? Enter through the door, and describe its interior in detail. What does it smell like? What furniture do you see? What is the color scheme? Are there walls? Scour through the entire house and make a note of your experience. In dreamscape, a house represents our psyche. Our desires, fears, comforts, and more lie in the architecture and culture of the house we dream of – the rooms each representing a different part of your brain, heart, and soul. Where does your heart lie? Where is your home?Big Question: