Ideal: 9 of Pentacles (reversed)
Problem: King of Pentacles (reversed)
Questioner (Collective): The Tower (reversed)
Past: Judgement (reversed)
Decreasing Influence: 3 of Cups (reversed)
Increasing Influence: 8 of Swords (reversed)
Collective Impact: The Hierophant (reversed)
Environment: The Magician (reversed)
Inner Emotions: Ace of Pentacles
Outcome: Strength (reversed)
“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others & when you are unafraid of the crowd, you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart; the roar of freedom.” -OSHO
It’s obvious we’re entering this month in the midst of great change. The collective seems to be internally dealing with their own resistance to the rather disruptive nature of these transitions. When we as groups and individuals hold to beliefs, behaviors, & relationships that fail to encourage or compel growth or worse enable our shadows to run amuck, lingering in environments that do not comfort or replenish us, we give away our personal power. Allowing external authorities to place limits on our autonomy by ignorance or force, we fail ourselves. This occurs on a macro level with governments & other establishments of tradition to which we look for guidance, protection, truth, or fairness at bare minimum. On the micro, this is any noun we look to for validation, and any thing or anyone that we allow to devalue us to the point of internalization.
The conflict we face in this cycle is all about who we allow to partake in our energy & security and what or who we give our power away to. It seems there’s a vampiric energy seeping into the collective, likely facilitated by our own fear. As many of us deal with feelings of lack, anxiety, and the frustration of dealing with the consequences of decisions not made mindfully and lessons misapplied. Do not allow your internal foundations to be unseated by your uncertainty. All feelings are normal and acceptable, but this too shall pass. Hold to that.
Frivolous connections are those expecting or encouraging superficiality over-indulgence or disloyalty. As the latter half of Aries season commences, we are to align with our ideal selves and release those bonds that do not support our evolution in that direction. It is not who you’re with during quarantine, as some have no say in that, but who you’d be comforted by when it starts to make you a little more than stir crazy that deserves a hand reached out. Who invests in your well-being and respects your values? Whose treatment of you reflects value? It’s time to observe and decide. Resist complacency regardless of externals. Physical confinement must not inhibit exploration with and of the mind!
Once we begin the work of selecting, reviewing, then implementing new programming, potentials once outside the collectives periphery will make themselves known to us, both at individual and global levels. We will be free to navigate and manifest from right in our environments, a place of authenticity rather than conformity to the manipulations of those more opportunistic or aware than we. At a deeper level, being in our physical safe zones whether by force or choice is helping us to obtain/maintain groundedness as the world around us recreates itself. Prioritizing safety, security and practicality is what most of us desire now as we experience nature pulling rank, many for the very first time. This peace is manifest by withdrawal and resistance from what might overpower, undermine power, or take it from us.
“We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as right and what is right being pushed as wrong. We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular and […] by turning on the light inside when everything feels dark.” – Suzy Kassem