The week ahead: April 13th through April 19th of 2020:

How are you guys doing after last week’s full moon? It was a doozy, wasn’t it? Did you find your relationships of all kinds brought to the table? Were you able to strike a balance between working as a team and honoring your individual path?

If not, just know we’re going to continue to work on that until the new moon later this month, and with this also being the last week of Aries season, our patience with the process might be razor thin. All you can do is take your time and communicate to the best of your ability, so go easy if trying to rush a conclusion; there’s still time to make sure everyone is getting what they need.

And with Aries season concluding on the 19th this year, this last week offers us a chance to go within again and face all the lessons we’ve gathered these last 4 weeks–what was made glaringly clear for you?

Let’s be real–shit has been hard. It’s sucked, it’s felt lonely, it’s been depressing and infuriating, and it’s been challenging on so many levels that I can’t name them all here. It’s also been beautiful to watch spring happen right in front of my face, where I’d normally be consumed with something else and miss how beautiful the changing of this season has been. I’ve been able to catch up with friends and projects, lounge around when the baby is down for a nap and catch up on my shows. It’s been a mixed bag for sure, but I think what I’m taking away from this Aries is season is awareness around where I’m wasting my precious energy.

I realize I have far too many fights in my head with people it doesn’t matter over, in situations that  will never find resolution for a variety of reasons, so I’ve been resolving this week when I go to bat in my brain to stop and release whatever I have a stranglehold on. Honestly, nothing could be a bigger waste of my time than to rehash, regurgitate, and re-anger at something that’s gone. There’s just some things we’ll never get justice for, but I believe the way we can change that around, is by making sure we come out of that situation kinder, more compassionate, and stronger in who we are; there is no greater revenge than being happy and moving on with your life and there is no better ending than loving yourself the way you needed all along 💖

So how can we work with the energy of this week? My advice is this: Sometimes all that’s needed to get us back on track is a perspective check. So where do you need one? Where’s the place you keep returning to that isn’t helping you to move ahead? Where do you keep getting stuck? I challenge you to take action around what you can control this week and give yourself a chance to refocus back on what truly brings you joy or gives you freedom.

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 Rhodonite. Hold Rhodonite to dispel anxiety and remain centered in challenging situations. It is ideal for alerting one to circumstances where something, or someone, is not as it seems, and provides the “wake up call” needed to do something positive about it. Use Rhodonite to hold back insults and recognize that revenge and retaliation are self-destructive. In times of danger, it is particularly useful to promote calm and to ameliorate panic. Rhodonite creates an engaging aura and protects against envy and jealousy. It is highly effective for reducing childhood jealousies between siblings that often spoil their adult relationships. Use Rhodonite to avoid arguments over shared assets, such as an inheritance. Wear, carry or place Rhodonite in any area to balance emotions and nurture feelings of love. Utilize it in the workplace to increase self-assurance and overcome feelings of inadequacies, and keep in areas where family relaxes, to calm children, teenagers and adults who have trouble controlling their temper, swear or constantly argue. It is highly effective for learning to take back projections that blame others for what is really inside the self. Use Rhodonite to regain equilibrium, both emotionally and physically, after a period of grief or loss, major illness, financial disappointment, heartache or intense unhappiness. Wear Rhodonite jewelry after a breakup to learn to love yourself and value your own company. It is exceptional for healing the mental scars of violence, relieving the pain of unrequited love, or the obsession for a love who would never leave an existing relationship.  Rhodonite assists in the healing of speech and hearing, and makes one more sensitive to sounds and music. It is also reputed to give the wearer the ability to learn languages more easily. Use Rhodonite to transmute lust and excessive libido into a loving exchange of passionate sexual energy, and to assist in achieving tantric union. Rhodonite is a wonderful talisman for service personnel, peacekeepers and aid workers, as well as those who live in or near war zones. To send positive energy, set a dish of tumbled Rhodonites or a Rhodonite egg next to a picture of the war-torn area or loved one serving overseas. Light a rose candle, name those you wish to bless, and let the candle burn out.  If you’d like to learn more about this stone, please go here. 

Overarching theme: Eight of Cups: Life is an ongoing journey filled with continuous peaks and valleys. This can be a blissful adventure for those of us who are ready to dive in; for others, momentum and change can be a difficult thing to grasp, when comfort and stability have built a safety net around us. There may be times when we reach challenging crossroads along the way, and with reluctance, we must leave something behind in order to move on. This can be gut-wrenching, as our emotions and memories may want to hold on, but shedding the burdens of our past often initiates deep evolution. We may feel free to seek unmarked roads and new foundations – places within and around us that we never knew existed. This is the new chapter, waiting to be written. Where would you like to go from here? Questions to ask yourself this week: How can I envision this next chapter of my life? Am I ready to let go of the unhealthy attachments? Your mantra this week: I am ready to write this next chapter. I treasure the sacred memories, within my heart. Additional Meanings: Moving on • Growth • Healing • Sacrifice • Retreat.

If you chose card #1: Your message this week is about the Eight of Pentacles. Your card goes on to say that the Eight of Pentacles highlights the well-earned rewards that ensue from self-determination and heartfelt perseverance. The power of this key tends to show up when we are on the brink of expanding our horizons and trying something new, or one more call to put all of our effort into one concrete plan, devoting our focus entirely until we reach the peak of our fulfillment. This could take time, dedication, and continuous refinement along the way, and may also indicate a new discovery, task, or creative venture that could end up having an enduring presence in your life. If you’re still seeking a way to invest your efforts, think about how you can align with a long-term plan that nourishes your spirit. A time of brilliant awakening. Questions to ask yourself right now: How can I rally my efforts and dreams into one path? How can I stay strong and devoted to the task? Your mantra: I am strong and inventive at every turn. I seek out the adventure of my soul. Additional Meanings: Perseverance • Ingenuity • Industry • Spiritual growth.
 
If you chose card #2: Your message this week is about the Five of Swords. Your card goes on to say that the Five of Swords reflects self-inflicted energies that keep us in a stagnant place of negativity or loss. Through conflict, disagreements, or impulsive behavior, there’s been an involuntary burdening of yourself or others. This card highlights pointless winning, and needing to be “right”  regardless of the outcome and comes at a high cost that may alienate others. It is important to step back and take a look at the bigger picture. Put everything into perspective and realize where your true priorities and values lie. Are your opinions and views more important than your relationships? How are you affecting other people? Is your ambition coming from a place of love or fear? How can your words and actions transforms difficult situation into a positive light? Questions to ask yourself right now: Are there any adjustments I need to make along my path? How are my actions affecting the world around me? Your mantra: What I share returns. I seek love and release fear. Additional Meanings: Defeat • Mistrust • Disillusionment • Ego • Loss.
 
If you chose card #3: Your message this week is about the Nine of Wands. Your card goes on to say that as you continue moving on in striving to reach your goals, a minor setback or obstacle might suddenly get in the way. This card asks you to step into your resilience and inner resolve – you’re almost there, so now is not the time to give up! Your hard work and efforts are close to state of completion and success, and you have the inner strength and perseverance to keep on rising. As time goes by and you become more accustomed to these shifting cycles within your own work and power, you may also be aware of other people who will try and deplete your energy and confidence. This is only natural and may come with the territory of being successful. Do not let go of the root of your inner strength: it too is rising and learning to evolve and transform. Questions to ask yourself right now: Am I able to deflect and transmute the negative blocks? Is there any energetic cords that need to be cut off? Your mantra: My energy is clear. Each challenge makes me stronger. Additional Meanings: Competition • Gain • Success • Strength • Defiance.
This is your week! Make it an amazing one😊
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