Welcome to the third 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.
Astrology – Illuminating the path to your shadow
On September 5th, Mercury went direct, giving all of us a much needed break from the turmoil the retrograde brought upon our emotions and communication. It is always wise to think before you act, and this was especially true during the recent period of Mercury retrograde that began August 12th. How intense was that? Now, with Mercury direct and Mars, the planet of energy and action, in Virgo (as of the 5th), we can clear our minds and resolve any blunders that were a direct result of our emotions. Today, Mercury also enters Virgo, the planet of communication in the sign of discrimination, service, and critical analysis. I suggest meditating on your desires, and understanding how to best communicate them now that your emotions, and your mind, are working in greater harmony.
On the 6th, at 3:02 am Eastern Time, we experienced the Full Harvest Moon in Pisces, which may have been disillusioning and painful for those neglecting their shadow work at this time. Pisceans can love being deluded by their own overactive imagination, often escaping from their heightened sensitivity, intuition, and psychism. If you are open to healthy confrontation, this is the time to harness your powers and listen to the prophetic messages coming your way. Full moons always illuminate our intentions. With Pisces’ unconditional love and compassion, I hope you were able to contact your Spirit Guides and do some soul pathing work. Relax loves, your true nature has come forward. Be courageous and open as you embrace it. All the work you do on yourself during this time will prepare you for Venus entering Virgo on September 19th – a time when we are supported in expressing our love and essential needs with both sensuality and practicality. We must be careful not to be overly critical of ourselves, our partners, or our friends…and this patience and kindness comes from first getting intimate with our own shadow. Remember to acknowledge, understand, and take responsibility for your own issues before projecting onto others.
Weekly Tarot Card
The Strength card comes forward today, for all of us, representing a balance of power between our instinctual and civilized selves. When the Strength card appears in a reading, it is a positive affirmation that we have dominated our problems, or at the very least, have the potential to, in the near future. The image illustrated on the Strength card shows a woman taming a lion, the ferocious King. She has a quiet femininity with a strong grip on one hand, and a loving embrace with the other. Notice that the woman is not dressed in armour, but a delicate gown, representing inner strength. She has tamed the lion with personal strength and love. She wears a flower crown with an infinity symbol – the same as The Magician, the card of mastery. Strength showing up in this reading means that you, my goddesses, have power even in your weakest moments – when things seem to be too overwhelming. Let your inner strength guide you into the next week. Manifest it, and you will master whatever difficulty comes your way.
Weekly Journal – Just Say “No”
We are constantly advised to say “yes” to new experiences, which is mostly good advice. Saying yes allows you to reach outside of your comfort zone. What about those moments where you’re socially pressured into doing something you don’t want to do? Whether it’s your partner, friend, supervisor, family member, or anyone else in your life, they might not always look out for your best interests. And it’s not entirely their fault. Or yours. You just haven’t communicated your needs, your wants, and your desires effectively. For some reason, you were too afraid to say no. We ALL do it! When was the last time you wanted to say no? Why didn’t you? How would you have handled the situation differently? How can saying no now liberate you?
The Big Question