Happy glorious Monday delicious one! How have you been? How has your week been? Have you felt at all tweaked by the eclipse energy? This last week I most certainly was – there was that sensation of not being comfie in my own body, anxiety and restless sleep, have to say it wasn’t pleasant to say the least! Thankfully there was the great outdoors, projects galore (I gutted, revamped, drywalled, painted and redid a room – I call it therapy).
So we had a solar eclipse today on this glorious New Moon and it is also the second New Moon in Leo in a row as well as Mercury Retrograde (that could explain a lot of bumps and lumps this week, yes?). Were you able to experience/watch the eclipse? It was incredible and certainly conjured up mixed emotions and made the hair on the back of my neck stand up! With this being the second New Moon in Leo I think the Universe is giving you and me a very clear and strong message – this is the time for transformation, showing up and standing tall and being the biggest brightest version of yourself. Are you paying attention? All of these things are so needed now more than ever, take a look around the world, it’s time to show up, stand up, and shine. You may think people don’t need your energy, but you are so wrong and we are being given a beautiful reminder with this second Leo New Moon and the double eclipse that has invited us to deal with that steamer trunk we have been dragging around of old shit, limiting stuff and blaugh. Unpack that trunk and share yourself and your gifts!
With all that being said the deck that jumped up to the forefront to come play for this reading was “Sacred Rebels” which I think is appropriate at this time. As this deck is dedicated to “those who aren’t afraid to rattle cages, ruffle feathers and rock boats, from a place of loving service to the spiritual evolution of humanity.” Hence, we are working with them. The dwarf sunflower’s wanted to be included so they were (and then they got popped into a lovely drink of water), and Selenite as the amplifier of all the energy that is here. The most appropriate place to do this reading was on the rocks as every single rock is a crystal of some form or another. So shall we begin?
Breathe gorgeous one. Not from the upper chest breathe, but from the belly. Breathe long and deep in through your nose and sigh it out your mouth. Breathe in so much air that you can feel the corners of your belly expand and then sigh it out so you can feel your lungs contract and your belly withdraw to your spine. Repeat. Breathe. Just take a moment and breathe. Feel your jaw relax, your scalp relax and the rest of you relax as it follows your breathe. When you are ready pick the card or cards that resonate for you, that want to come work with you this week, that want to share their message and wrap you in a blankie or take you on adventure.
Ready – so shall we go pick?
Let’s go have a look shall we?
EVERY JOURNEY STARTS WITH A SINGLE STEP
You are on a journey. Yes, it is an internal journey but there is also a physical expression of this journey that is going to become increasingly important to the fulfilment of your destiny in this lifetime. Your journey has started on the inside but its destination will be the physical expression of an internal healing. This journey will draw upon what you have learned and mastered over the course of your life – so much so, that you may feel as though your life experiences have prepared you just for this particular adventure.
You have all that you need within you. This is not a time to worry about what you are going to take with you. From within your heart, you will sense what needs to come along for the ride and what is best left behind you now. You may be surprised at exactly how much can be left behind without you feeling concerned or anxious. You will be able to travel far lighter than you ever imagined possible. To be best equipped for this journey, you will need a lightness of heart and the realisation that change can be an incredible blessing, even if what you are leaving behind is something you found secure, safe, familiar or comforting. Just as the butterfly leaves the chrysalis behind when it is time to spread its newly formed wings, so too are you ready to leave behind what once was and embrace what is more appropriate for you at this time.
The apparently small steps you are taking in an area of your life, important to you right now, are actually far more powerful and constructive than you realise. Sometimes we are gaining ground but the effect is not immediately obvious. This doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. It simply means that the effects of your actions are cumulative and soon they will begin to overflow into the physical world with a positive impact that my surprise you. Your inner and outer journeys are blessed with positive energy and all you need to do is keep going – one step at a time.
DEFEND TO THE END THE WORTHWHILE
Beneath the lies and illusions, pretty as they seem, you know what is worthwhile. All that is genuinely and truly essential for the heart to throb with life is worthwhile. Anything that dulls it or suffocates its vibrant aliveness, must be questioned, challenged, and more than likely cast aside, for the heart is our key to living an authentic life.
You are a sacred warrior – a defender of the heart. You have cried genuine tears of your own grief and also the grief of the world. You have felt the need to protect the presence of love, for whilst it is exceptionally powerful, it can too easily be smothered under lies and fear. Stop heading the voices that tell you “Oh stop being so sensitive! Stop making such a big deal out of things!” Love is the biggest deal there is. What else is worth being so sensitive about?
The sacred warrior is vigilant that the presence of love is not chipped away by fear, criticism, doubt or untruths. Even if others find the unflinching honesty of your feelings difficult to handle, even if those feelings are expressed with gentleness and compassion, the sacred warrior honours the task of being more faithful to love, than to anything else. This includes the fear of loss. Actually it includes the fear of anything at all.
The darkness will be intelligent and sneaky. It will tell you that it doesn’t matter, that this one time you can forget what you promised, that you are just one person and that you can’t make difference. The sacred warrior within will fight with love and honour to be true to what has meaning, and never, ever allow it to be cast aside – even if it seems easier in the moment. You’re being asked to stay strong and stand your ground. What is happening, or soon will be happening is worthwhile. So hold tight. Ask for help to heal.
WHAT IS ALREADY WITH YOU
You hold in your hand that which you seek. In other words, the pair of spectacles you have been rummaging around the house for, are sitting on top of your head. What you are seeking, perhaps by exploring far and wide, is actually right under your nose. You may not like this idea! Is is so much more wonderful to imagine there is something yet to find. Of course, there is unlimited creative potential and always something more that can be – yet in this instance, it is important for you to know that you already have what you need and what you want. That doesn’t mean it’s the end of the story, although it does ask you to give up the fantasy that a perfect solution lies in the future somewhere. Instead it asks you to acknowledge that everything necessary for success is with you now. All you need do is accept this and act with what you have available to you. This is good news. This particular chapter has a happy ending in store. That ending will become real for you just as soon as you stop trying to skip forward to the next chapter. Better to be completely present in the now. From here, the next phase will naturally happen without force on your part.
Don’t make the mistake of believing that what you need is behind you, lies with another or is yet to appear. You have all that you need to take the next step in your life and from that, all else will flow. And there is a sweetness to that.
You are more ready than you think you are. You are more prepared than you realise. You don’t need an entire army of resources to move ahead – although you may find that when you do move, many resources suddenly become apparent. All that you need in this moment is just one sweet act of nourishment. That is enough to take you out of backwards nostalgia or regret, and forwards into what is awaiting you now. Be brave. Dig deep within. And enjoy the sweet surrender.
Thank you for coming to play and listen. My wish for you this week is to thoroughly celebrate the New Moon with glorious clarity, intention, transformation, stepping up and shining – as you and what you bring are most certainly needed in the world. I also wish for you a plethora of zucchini, huge belly laughs, and deep belly breathes – oh yes, and those moments of stillness when you allow the Universe, Fairies and Magic to speak to you. Have a great Solar Eclipse and New Moon. See you next week.!