07 Jul The week ahead: July 6th through July 12th of 2020:
I don’t know about you guys, but this past weekend during the eclipse was intense for me. SO many things around the past with my family came up (cancer season), especially around the structure (Capricorn full moon lunar eclipse) of how it didn’t work for me and the trauma it caused, but also in how far I’ve come in facing all of this and the healing it asked of me. This has been an ongoing personal theme when I decided to start therapy around 9 years ago, but focused around my childhood and those specific themes I mentioned around the summer of 2018 when the Cancer/Capricorn eclipses started; also finally saying yes to the EMDR process, diving head first into the trauma and releasing it, helped me to finally let go of some baggage I’d been carrying for far too long. I almost feel like it was prepping me to have my son, asking me to look at what transpired and inviting me to become the home and family I needed then, now. Also, from everything I endured, how to structure my own family in a way that doesn’t repeat the pattern I grew up in, allowing my son to be free, and hopefully, setting my own inner child free, too.
So what came up for you? Do you feel like you were able to close a door to the past that needed it while being able to see all the work and progress you’ve made since 2018? It’s also normal to feel heavy after you’ve been dealing with big themes and releasing things you’ve been holding onto that needed to go. Make sure your self care game is on point right now, drink plenty of water, and get extra sleep or naps when you can💖
So how can we work with the energy of this week? My advice is this: Like I said, your self care game needs to be in tip top shape so you can recoup from everything you’ve been releasing. Also, the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor still have not been brought to justice. Please go here https://action.justiceforbreonna.org/sign/BreonnaWasEssential/ to sign the petition and take other action around justice for Breonna. We cannot stop bringing light to what happened; we have to keep speaking out and speaking up!
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 Pyrite. Pyrite is a protective, shielding stone and is excellent to wear or carry as an amulet to deflect harm and danger. It is especially helpful when one is away from home or performing hazardous work. Pyrite guards against ongoing control, criticism and manipulation by a partner, parent or employer, lending the power to resist without becoming angry or upset, changing the balance of power. A piece of Pyrite in the home or workplace energizes the area around it and imparts an immediate increase in vitality. It overcomes intellectual fatigue due to overwork and tiredness of the nervous system by stimulating blood flow to the brain, increasing mental clarity, focus and recall. Pyrite inspires creativity in art, mathematics, science, architecture and many disciplines, especially those that recognize the inherent perfection and harmonious symmetry of nature and the universe. It stirs the qualities of ambition, commitment and perseverance, and is an ideal stone for students. In the workplace, Pyrite encourages leadership qualities and is an ally for managers and those working toward promotion. Pyrite enhances the protective and assertive male energies in both men and women. It boosts women’s self-worth and helps overcome tendencies toward servitude and inferiority. For men, it instills a feeling of confidence in one’s masculinity and supports the enthusiastic expression of male eroticism. If you’d like to learn more about this stone, please go here.
Overarching theme: The Tower: The Tower marks those unexpected devastations that corrode our spirit or sense of security; when we feel crushed under the weight of circumstance, or experienced a traumatic event that cast a shadow on our life. It can also point to situations in which the mind, body and spirit are not working in harmony due to passive or unhealthy choices. From the depths, this key may lead to a breakthrough in consciousness, allowing us to free ourselves from the necessary burdens or energies which no longer serve. What is the greater lesson to be learned? Know that for every difficult situation we face, we are forced to grow from experience. Liberation comes from letting go and rising up, and sometimes to do this, we have to hit a low point. Without the darkness, there is no light. Questions to ask yourself this week: How can this shadow be a catalyst for expansion? How have I transformed the toxicity in my life? Additional Meanings: Upheaval • Transformation • Abandonment • Liberation.