02 Jun The week ahead: June 1st through June 7th of 2020:
There’s a lot going on right now, and even that is an understatement. We’re in the midst of a pandemic, over 100, 000 people have died from Covid-19, and civil unrest is at an all time high.
We’re also entering into eclipse season this week. Shit’s getting real, you guys.
On June 5th, we have a full moon lunar eclipse in the sign of Sagittarius. Lunar eclipses are when a large door closes, not usually giving us an option to go back. The only way forward is the new doorway opening right in front of us (the new moon solar eclipse on June 21st) and the effects of this eclipse can last up to 6 months. A lunar eclipse highlights our relationships, just like a regular full moon, but this one is on steroids and brings forth a crisis, if you will, making us glaringly aware of our needs and also where we lack those needs. Things are coming to light, things that have long been simmering under the surface that we have either ignored, weren’t aware of, or possibly outright denied. We can’t hide from where the spotlight is shone during this season.
As I’m typing this, our President got on TV and just declared himself, “your president of law and order,” vowing to use the military against its citizens if the violence doesn’t quiet down. In a time where we need leadership to step up and bring calm, listen to it’s citizens who are in pain, and find a way to enact real change so we can mediate to peace, it seems we have a severe lack of said leadership where we need it the most. Undoubtedly, this declaration made by Trump will rise tensions that are already bare thin and escalate an already sorrow filled protest where the black community is only asking that their life matter just as much as anyone elses.
The crisis is here, the crisis is real, and black lives matter.
The doorway closing this week is to the past where we could go on about our daily business, ignoring the suffering of our black and minority communities. The doorway is closing on being blind to injustice as it happens all around us and the lie that we tell ourselves that everything is ok despite our society being built upon the backs and very lives of others.
If it is not ok, if it is not fair, if there is injustice or suffering, it can no longer stand–this is the message Sagittarius brings. The door is closing to this reign of evil and apathy, but before that happens, we have to look at the carnage that we’ve allowed to continue for the last 244 years in the US and the last 400 for those in the black community.
The light being shone on these injustices is bright–do not look away 💖
So how do we work with the energy of this week? My advice is this: if you’re a white person and you’re looking for a way to help, please consider this link that gives 75 things we can do for racial justice. It’s not enough that we like or heart the memes and quotes we’re seeing on social media; real action is needed to back up our black community. Go here to read through the list and to help make a real change on every level.
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 Obsidian. Obsidian is an excellent rescue remedy for shock, traumas, and blockages, and may be placed at the feet for anchoring during times of turmoil. It is an excellent tool for therapists and counselors for quickly getting to the root of a problem, and for absorbing energies released as a result. It blocks geopathic stress and soaks up environmental pollution, and should be cleansed under running water on a regular basis. Considered a very personal stone of protection, Obsidian is generally bought, kept and worn by one person only. It is a marvelous talisman to shield gentle souls and those who are highly sensitive. Wear as jewelry or carry to keep others from offloading their problems onto you or making excessive demands on your time. Wear an Obsidian arrow on a necklace to counter bullying in any form, whether for you or a family member, and keep it with you until the bullying stops. Place small, seven-pointed Obsidian arrows in the workplace facing outward to protect against gossip or spite, or facing inward in a semi-circle or ringed around a burgundy candle to draw in power and health. If you’d like to learn more about this stone, please go here.
Overarching theme: Wheel of Fortune: The Wheel of Fortune illuminates the ever-shifting highs and lows that lead us through our dance with life. With this energy comes the sensation of inevitable fate or potential opportunity, depending on how you look at it. It prompts us to consider the underlying patterns that repeatedly emerge over time, and how we choose to respond to the circumstances we are faced with. It also indicates the habits we eventually learn to break and the karmic lessons that persist throughout lifetimes. By these cycles, a great transformational energy moves through the Wheel, allowing us to work with our shadows, so that we may appreciate and build upon the precious moments that make it all worthwhile. Without the challenges and lessons, the beauty around us would seem less brilliant and alive. How can we live in the gift of this present moment and take it all in stride? Questions to ask yourself this week: Where have my silver linings shown up? What repeating patterns am I ready to let go of? Additional Meanings: Transformation • Change • Karma • Silver linings.