KEYWORDS: Openness, Clear Communication, Rise Above It
7 swords, Ace of swords, The chariot
Don’t be deceived by false appearances. Trust your instincts if you feel people around you aren’t giving you honesty. There is a “start/stop” feeling in the energy of the start of the week, where something may present itself and look opportune but may actually be a dead end. Don’t settle for less. Especially for those of you who are gullible or susceptible to contriving influences. Don’t let others take the credit if it belongs to you. In this sense the week picks up where we left off with the end of last week’s message of not letting others take the credit, even though they may still be trying to “sneak it in” or “sneak away with things.” If you need to call them out, do so. This will strengthen your confidence. Especially if you are the one with the good ideas or the brain child. Don’t let others take all the good bits and leave you with the crumbs. You can put a stop to this with directness.
A lot of “air” energy for the week so a good time to champion ideas and take ownership of projects. Again it’s about knowing who owns it. If it comes from you be assured in stepping up to take the ownership or assume leadership this week. Others around you may have been waiting for you to set the example without the conscious awareness. Don’t be afraid to surprise them with your new exploit or talent. Remember when we give ourselves permission to be who we are, we silently allow others to do the same. Brush off the criticism or fear of it, as it’s pettiness that keeps people whinging about others when they are not doing it for themselves. Trust yourself if you are doing it for the right reasons and your actions are coming from a place of self empowerment as ultimately that ends up being for the higher good of all. Release the competitiveness.
If you’ve been working on certain projects silently for a while, well it’s time to launch. Again the theme of the week is about being unabashedly open and confident. So ask for the promotion or the opportunity and don’t be afraid to contend why, to prove your point and to present your case. You’ll know if it’s truly for you as it won’t be coming from a place of disempowering someone else, it’ll make sense as the next progressive step for you.
“The pen is mightier than the sword”
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
You’ll get further this week with preparation, logic and a strong understanding of the reasons for your actions and this will avoid conflict and debates with others where they may try to drag you back into contention with them. You can avoid all that if you keep it simple and even written down, if that’s what you need to have your case in point handy.
When faced with conflict it’s a good idea to remember that willpower over another’s point of view or expression is never fully advantageous to either side. Forget about “pushing back”. If things can’t be resolved peacefully or in orderly fashion this week, then it’s best to state your intention and just keep going.
The end of the week signals catharsis. This is a time of purging and healing to move forward and for some it may feel uncomfortable as stress will be wreaking havoc in the subconscious , through the dream state, and start to form and manifest as things falling apart in the material world. There is time for this. There is time for “breakdowns” and there is time for action. Again we are being shown not to buy into the duality of these states of awareness. That we can still dream of a better world when our present one is crumbling (or feels like it’s crumbling) . Save your energy/ strength. I’m sensing the metaphor of a house on fire and the desperate rush to save as many objects as possible before it disintegrates. Only take what you need and be frugal.
“We are like day and night, night and day.
We are both so different in so many ways.”
– Night & Day, Bette Midler
Cheesy, I know. Sorry I really didn’t want to quote Bette Midler in this reading (it’s important that people think I’m cool) but those lyrics kept coming to me, and I couldn’t continue until I referenced them 🙂
All the conflicts that we experience with people are providing us the opportunity to not have to buy into the identification of our differences, but to resonate from a state of non opposition . You may be stating something from a position that others may choose to regard as a threat or a conflict, but they have a choice in doing that or seeing you in that regard. You can always come back to the point in the middle, where you are not connecting with the energy of being “for” or “against”, but instead, simply “of”
A friend of mine shared with me this explanation of duality in a conversation in the symbology of a triangle. The 2 bottom corners may represent the 2 “opposing” view points but the future is the point at the top where they meet and integrate. Sometimes it may feel like that’s not possible from where you think others currently stand, yet your influence is felt and interpreted when you don’t go into combat. There could be a time in the close future when these issues may resolve and yet if it’s not happening now, then it’s not about buying into the sense of no resolve. Your chariot awaits and you have the choice to move forward as things fall apart or peoples’ feelings are hurt (and they choose to stay hurt).