Mercury retrograde and a pink full moon. There’s lots going on this week! Tarot & Tea brings Week at a Glance to help you discover your Destiny.
This is the energy of the week, and how to embrace and make the most of it.
When the planet Mercury goes retrograde, it appears to be going backwards in the sky. Of course, it isn’t, it’s just how things look. And that’s how you may feel for the next couple of weeks, like life is on hold or going backwards. But it isn’t, it’s just time to be cautious about new projects and signing contracts. Don’t give your power away by being fearful, and know that any projects started before the retrograde will just tick along swimmingly.
Full moon energy brings us the perfect opportunity to clear our clutter, and this is physical as well as the mental/emotional baggage. A good week to get stuck into the Spring cleaning (or Fall cleaning for our antipodean friends.)
But what do the cards have to say about all this energy? Destiny speaks.
XVI Destiny guides us through the rest of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. We have a burning desire to feel of use, to discover our purpose and to delight in our natural gifts and talents. Sometimes it feels like our Destiny remains hidden, like the roots of the lotus plant, deep in the muddy waters. Take some time to come out of these murky depths and embrace the light. We are reminded that where we are is exactly where we are meant to be.
Be patient with yourself.
The early week is a good time to meditate, pray and contemplate. Pull out your journal and record your insights. This is how your spirit tells you your purpose. Trust is key.
Moving to the middle of the week, Wednesday and Thursday, we get to relish in those full moon energies, with Four of Earth. Slow and steady wins the race, and as we shed our winter woolies and lighten up, we are blessed with a happy and rewarding outcome.
We’ve made some very real and tangible progress in our lives, and it’s time to keep going. Perseverance and persistence don’t have to be hard or monotonous work. We are encouraged to enjoy the journey, and if we need to, know it’s safe to take some time to rest, repair and recharge. We’ll reach our destiny in divine timing.
All is well, and all is well.
Coming to the weekend, we have XXI Perception guiding us through Friday and Saturday, and into Sunday morning too. We become introspective when Perception comes into a reading. Are we stuck in our way, blinded to what’s really going on?
Cheer up, chicken! It’s all good. Let go of being hard on yourself, and find the lightness and joy within. Gratitude helps us overcome the fear that keeps us stuck in old patterns. Give thanks for everything that comes your way. Tall order? Start with your breath. Breathe deeply, let your shoulders relax.
And stay open-minded to the opinions of those around us. Listen carefully. Don’t take another’s opinion as gospel, but also don’t discount your own views. And most importantly, don’t get defensive and out of whack. Stay in the light and we’ll be good.
All in all, this can be a busy week, with changing energies bouncing us from top gear to stagnation. The best way to handle it is to go with the flow. When you’ve tons of energy, get going. When everything feels an effort, take a time out.
And enjoy a cup of tea with that time out.
To keep our cool, and stay balance, our tea this week is Peppermint. If you’ve been following along with me on life’s journey, you’ll know that peppermint is my go-to tea for peace, mediation and relaxation. It’s also fabulous for helping tummy upsets and as a food grade herb, you can drink as much of it as you fancy. (I’ve popped a link below so you can get some.)
Stay fabulous and don’t let the ups and downs get to you. If you’d like to get some more detailed answers about what’s happening, then contact me for an appointment. (Click here for more info.)