Hey y'all and Happy (late) Witchy Wednesday. I'm not sure about how you all are feeling today, but I surely felt the buzzing energy of Mercury, especially after last night's full moon in Capricorn.
Buzzing along with Mercury I ended up having quite a frantic day, bussing around town to get my resume dropped off at a potential new job. (Good vibes welcomed!) But I certainly couldn't miss out entirely on sharing something with you guys on my favorite day!
That being said, I decided to pull a tarot card for all of us in regards to tomorrow, July 21st 2016, for what I will affectionately be calling Thoughtful Thursday.
Thursday is ruled by the planet Jupiter, a planet associated with the element of air, and which is called "the luck planet" by many. Jupiter rules the abstract mind, and encourages a person to "unpack" their thoughts in a philosophical way, a way that will allow them to grow through thought. Jupiter is the planet of abundance and self-confidence, and it influences each of us to achieve our greatest potential through actualizing our struggles.
The card I've drawn, pictured above, is perfect for this Thoughtful Thursday post, and I certainly hope you find something that resonates with you in its message.
The Eight of Swords is a card that connects with the element of air, and the swords suit associates with thought and communication, within ourselves and with others. The Eight of Swords indicates that at this time you may be feeling confused, stuck in a rut, or as though no matter what you do it wouldn't help to change anything. The Eight of Swords is arriving to tell you that these feelings are not created externally, by events in life, but rather internally, by your own thoughts and emotions.
Just look at the dragon in the card above, on all sides it seems to be blocked in, with nowhere to go. Ahh... but wait! Just above the dragon's head, there's a hole, a space where it could easily flap its wings and be free.
The arrival of this card signifies the same for you my winged friends, to alleviate yourself from this struggle, just flap away and free yourself!
Sounds too good to be true right? Well, it is, but only a little. I asked my deck to give us another card to accompany the Eight of Swords, to help us look at what kinds of thought and patterns are causing us to feel backed in to a corner. Ask and you shall receive, they say, because the second card I pulled was the High Priestess.
The High Priestess is the 3 card of the Major Arcana, just after the Magician who says "All things are possible with the power of your will." The High Priestess comes in to say, "Watch out what you wish for, because all things are possible with the power of will."
Get it yet? The message here, albeit a potential frustration, is that what you wish comes true. What you think becomes true. What you feel becomes true.
So, if you've been feeling like you're stuck between a rock and hard place, and if you've felt like your brain is a broken record replaying you all the reasons nothing is going to change or go anywhere, I'm here to tell you, the change starts within you. This means that it is up to you to take a look at what's going on for you, and really start to assess: What is happening that is entirely out of my control? What am I capable of accomplishing that is within my control? What thoughts or beliefs are limiting me from moving ahead in any way? Are there things I am concealing, and are these positive reasons or negative ones? What is my intuition telling me that I am either ignoring, or not believing to be possible? Is there anything I can do creatively to express these emotions?
I'd say overall that was a very spot on message from the cards, especially the connections with air, thoughts and communication, and swords and Jupiter. I surely hope that it is positive and transformative time for everyone. Remember that even if it's a small change, it's one piece of the big puzzle of life, and it's important! Keep pushing forward, one tiny revelation at a time.
It certainly seems like it will be a Thoughtful Thursday for all of us, I am sending my biggest lucky-hugs and celestial smooches.
P.S. Comment below, tell me how you feel about this post and if you dig Thoughtful Thursday!
Is an artist and mystic living in the Pacific Northwest. She first discovered her ability to channel extraterrestrial and divine beings in 2014 after connecting with her own spirit guides. The intention of sharing these messages is to help awaken an individual's curiosity to the possibilities of the universe and expand on the ideas of human potential.