TAROTSCOPES | JULY 9 - JULY 15
XXI THE WORLD
Last week we felt the winds of fortune, the changing wheels of time, ushering in the season of eclipses. The exact halfway point in the Major Arcana, The Wheel of Fortune obliged us to examine our place in the pattern, our stitch in the seam that might yet be unfinished. This week, The World wanders in to wrap up a series of cycles. Think back to last winter. Think back to exactly a year ago. Think back to January and July of 2000 and 2009. These were the last times we experienced eclipses in the late degrees of Capricorn/Cancer and early degrees of Aquarius/Leo.
What were you learning about life? What was your connection to yourself? How did you blanket yourself in safety? How did you cradle yourself with care? How and from what did you defend yourself? What was your relationship to relationships? Did you cultivate joy and if you did, for whom? What was happening? Do you see any parallels from then to now in the spiral of your becoming?
The World shows us the nature of cycles finished so we can prepare to begin again. It perceives the end, the origin and the alliance between them. The World speaks to us like a cooling salve as we scrape away the burns of unhealthy habits. It engages awareness with the curved edges of its circle, softening our turns so we can’t cut and run from ourselves. It rejuvenates gentleness as we allow our expansion. It clears space without requiring us to fill it. It fills it for us when we practice readiness rather than regulation. It curbs our panic by putting stones in front of our steps if we care to look for them. It flows as the river that has received those steps a thousand times, always the same and everlastingly different. This week, feel into the fortune of your evolution. Focus as you cut away at your behaviors like weeds and toss them in the compost. Then let the compost do its job. Let it turn the scraps of your system into fertile soil. Know that seeds will take time to sprout and sprouts need seasons to bud. When The World is involved, an equal proportion of effort and acceptance are advised. Act and reflect. Focus on one deed, then concern yourself with meditating on your work.
WHAT EVEN IS A TAROTSCOPE? We often think of horoscopes as predictions that are specific to each astrological sign. In Ancient Greek, the term horoscope simply means "I watch the hour." To astrologers today, a horoscope is a chart that maps the planetary bodies in the sky. From this chart, we derive meaning that can influence how we work with energy. Regardless of our unique individual charts, we are ALL working with the same energy from above. Each week, I examine this energy, pull a tarot card and write a guided meditation with the collective in mind. My tarotscopes are meant to be read as inspiration. Please note that because we are all operating with our individual energy, some elements will resonate more than others. Take what you like and leave the rest. Tarotscopes are offered freely in an effort to cultivate collective healing. I am always grateful for your support in sharing this work with anyone you think it might help. If you are inspired or find support here, please consider making a donation to help sustain these weekly offerings.