The week ahead: March 23rd through March 29th of 2020:

So we can officially add living during a pandemic to our collective story, and I can’t say I’m thrilled about it.

It also happens to be Aries season too, so with quarantines in effect pretty much everywhere in the US and the world, the restless factor will be at 100%. Ruled by Mars, Aries can’t stop and won’t stop for anything. These guys go a million miles a minute physically and are usually seen juggling whatever is put on their plate. Ever see someone try to carry ALL the groceries they got to the house in one trip? That has Aries mentality all over it, as it’s more a show of strength (and being stubborn) than anything else, really. Aries also love to defend their family and friends with a fire of a thousand suns, and if you’re not ready for brutal honesty, save yourself the tears and don’t ask them for their opinion. Keeping busy is their favorite, although they’ll complain about it the while time. Even when they’re “resting,” their legs are moving or they’re talking about their next adventure, or just fidgeting with what’s around them–they can’t help it. How can you contain new life embodied itself?

The first sign of the zodiac, they represent the new year, new beginnings and new life. If I were to describe this sign simply, I would say courageous, adventurous, fearless and headstrong, but I also might add explosive temper, competitive AF, confrontational, and reckless. As always, it’s up to the soul to gear themselves towards being more evolved within their sign, so know that this can never embody all that an Aries is and can be. But for real, all the Aries I know have hot heads (including me). That temper is real.

And speaking of things getting heated, we have a new moon in the sign of Aries on the 24th. Everyone is feeling the pressure with what’s going on and possibly ready to fight, so be careful around trigger points and do your very best to be kind and compassionate when communicating. Flying off the trigger or blowing up will be super easy–know your boundaries. We should also be seeing people showing up more in terms of helping out the less fortunate, as Aries has a soft spot for those that can’t or are unable to defend themselves. More creativity around play time outside while staying safe, new modes or ways of working out/sports/letting off steam (baby boom in 2021 anyone?), and defending the underdogs will see an uptick, too. This new moon will make you feel more playful, alive, and courageous, so look for ways you can align with this. Aries can also be known for being selfish, so as long as you’re putting others first (just by staying home you can protect those in the community who can’t fight this virus), you’re doing the right thing and making this world a better place 💖

So how can we work with the energy of this week? My advice is this: Aries is a fire sign, so if you’re able to, the 24th would be a great time to have a bonfire with your quarantine buddies and speak aloud about everything you’re grateful for. Building a fire in your fireplace and doing the same is on par, too. If you don’t have access to either one of those things, consider lighting a candle, calling on your ancestors in Spirit and thanking them for the gifts you embody now. Then speak about what you’re cultivating at this new moon around new beginnings with one or two action steps you’re ready to commit to. 

Go ahead and pick a card from above (pick one, two, or all three cards–choose what you’re drawn to). The top card is the overarching theme for everyone and it’s something to keep in mind or to remember, no matter what energy shows up for you as the week goes on. The stone you see in the picture above is cognac Amber. Amber is a protective stone for children and may be worn as a necklace, bracelet, sewn into an infant’s garment or placed in their environment to ward off negative energies and shield them from harm. It is also prized for energetically reducing teething pain, though it should never be placed in the mouth. It is highly beneficial when treating infants or children for the mother to wear the Amber first. Wear or carry Amber when recovering from an illness or injury to increase vitality and draw on one’s own essential strength and desire for wellness. Its vibration of life force brings warmth to the inner being and imparts more of this energy into the system. Amber may also be used to achieve longevity, and is a marvelous gem for the elderly. As a love crystal, golden-orange Amber is a symbol of beauty and tenderness, a good-luck talisman for increasing natural radiance and attracting lasting love. It may be used to call in a twin soul, or for protection against negative outside influences and interference. It is a wonderful gem for assuring promises and has been used in the renewal of marriage vows. Believed to “electrify” desire, Amber is credited with helping to cure impotence and frigidity, and to aid female fertility and male potency. Amber is an exceptional rubbing stone for discharging negative moods, relieving anxiety, or deflecting energy from others. It warms the more it is touched and generates a positive, uplifting current of energy. Carry in the pocket, wear in jewelry, or use in rosary or prayer beads. Use Amber to purify any environment before use, or to remove negative energy by placing pieces of Amber around the space, spray as an elixir, or burn as incense. It also provides an effective screen after the area has been cleansed. For healers who work with removing entities from one’s energy field, Amber can be a valuable ally for sealing the aura after extraction and clearing any lingering negative patterns. Amber assists those who are new to exploring their psychic sensitivity by providing a Light barrier against negative forces until they are able to control their intuitive skills. If you’d like to learn more about this stone, please go here.

 

Overarching theme: Four of Cups: As our own reflection fades in the shadowed obscurity, it can be difficult to see the world around us as a place of support. This card speaks of the tormented emotional states that can often impair our grasp on reality. When depression, self-pity or sadness sink in, and we retreat into our own world, our sensations and feelings can be overpowering and illusory. We may feel lost, hopeless, or even complacent, which may be an indication that we should consider our emotions head-on, and examine the roots of our anguish. If you are fearful or indifferent about making a change, you may continue to dwell in a perpetual state of limbo. This card may also suggest there is something you are overlooking; perhaps a solution is closer than you think. You have a system of love and support in your life: how can you connect with this? It may be time to shift your perspective beyond this clouded veil. Questions to ask yourself this week: How can I work with the depth of my shadow? How can I break out of any stagnant patterns? Your mantra this week: I seek to shift the illusions. I retreat into peace instead of apathy. Additional Meanings: Reorientation • Doubt • Introspection • Stress • Apathy.

If you chose card #1: Your message this week is about the Page of Cups. Your card goes on to say that the Page of Cups is a strong and youthful energy that calls us to align with our own inner child, and represents a newfound opportunity or an important message. This insightful key may seem like an old soul residing within a simple innocence, reminding us to treasure the many blessings that fill our cup. The Page also encourages us to express ourselves from the truth of our heart and our intuition, to better support our dreams, our connections with others, and the creative sparks that give us purpose and meaning. This is a pure and potent wisdom that has not been tarnished or conditioned by the lower vibrations of our world. Instead, it nurtures a blissful connection with the Universe and manifests from the light that shines through our higher self. Questions to ask yourself right now: How can I connect with the deeper insights of my soul? How can I simplify my life and trust my inner child? Your mantra: I seek out new adventure. I’m open to receiving the wisdom of my intuition. Additional Meanings: Imagination • Dreams • Freedom • New beginnings.
 
If you chose card #2: Your message this week is about The Chariot. Your card goes on to say that The Chariot invites us on a powerful journey, offering us new reins to steer towards our future. This course can be filled with endless possibilities – uncharted paths, potential gains, and shiny opportunities along the way – but at the heart of this card, we are asked to discern the values by which we navigate the world. Are we driven by or notions of success, or are we exploring the depths of what really makes us happy and fulfilled? When you connect back to what your soul truly wants, the momentum of your success may open new doorways, allowing you to forge ahead with confidence and purpose. This clarity is a sweet gift that many of us forget to relish and nurture. When it shows up in those shimmering bursts of motivation, don’t forget to soak them in and follow their lead. Questions to ask yourself right now: What am I truly working towards? How can I mobilize my efforts, to follow my bliss? Additional Meanings: Victory • Willpower • Movement • Confidence • Transition.
 
If you chose card #3: Your message this week is about the Six of Pentacles. Your card goes on to say that the Six of Pentacles illuminates the sacred balance that arises when our heart is aligned with compassion and generosity. This points to harmonious blessings that ensue from being of service to others, but can also indicate states of lack when you may need some kind of support as well. The soul of this key prompts us to think about how we give in relation to how much we receive, when ego and motive are excluded from reason. You recognize the value of your relationships, and the mutual benefit of kindness and love. You don’t take your bliss for granted. You have risen to the occasion and can now look back on the choices you made that have led to your higher state of awareness: how will you move up from here? Opportunities, gifts or rewards may be closer than you think. Questions to ask yourself right now: Am I ready to share as much as I am ready to receive? How can I open my heart and show gratitude? Your mantra: I rest within the cycles of karma. I value the love that others share with me. Additional Meanings: Generosity • Advancements • Opportunity • Growth.
This is your week! Make it an amazing one 😊

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