The Empress is a beautiful, bountiful card. It asks us to consider if we are nourishing ourselves on a regular basis? Are we doing the things which will empower us to create and sustain the important things in our lives. In order to be strong and abundant we are required to attend to the three main areas of body, mind and spirit. These must be stoked in a positive way to ensure that we are strong and able to squeeze all the juice out of life. Ask yourself if your perpetual daily habits are moving you nearer or further away from the strength and empowerment you seek.
The suit of swords is all about communication and mental processes. When the Daughter of Swords comes out, I often see it as flashes of inspiration which appear to come out of nowhere. Take note this week, of your inner knowing and guidance. If you receive some information, which just feels true for you, but you’re not sure where it is coming from, be sure to explore what it means for you, as it could contain valuable inner wisdom.
This is a week of new beginnings and inspired concepts! Any ideas which emerge in your consciousness really could have legs, and may contain the seeds of something which has tremendous potential. So don’t dismiss anything as being too crazy or unworkable. The Aces are about the essence or impression of an idea, and so may need some fine tuning, but the basic idea is good….so develop it, and run with it. You never know where it might take you!
This week it may seem that you are highly perceptive and receptive to any emotional undercurrents. You can see right through people and situations with laser sharp instincts. Nothing can be hidden or concealed from you. Your inner radar is highly developed and can home in on the deeper levels of reality. Trust what you feel!
If there are choices which need to be made this week it could prove very confusing. There are so many possible options on offer that it may feel impossible to choose between them. What to do for the best? Because this is the suit of cups which rules emotions, feelings and intuition, the best advice would probably be to follow your heart or gut feeling, rather than attempting to make a decision using a rational or logical process. There is a choice on offer that would be a perfect fit…..symbolised by the one upright cup in the midst of all the inverted ones. Listen to your heart to come to the right decision for you.
The Pentacles represent the physical and material aspects of life, so the Father of Pentacles is someone who has dominion over the material world and through hard work, discipline and a conscientious attitude is able to create wealth, security and stability. This person has reached the pinnacle of prosperity and affluence and consequently is now able to take pride in their achievements and enjoy the luxury, abundance and sensuality derived from the fruits of their labour.
This person is skilled in wealth generation and never misses a business opportunity. The Father of Pentacles is strong and powerful and takes great pride in being an excellent provider who ensures the stability, security and protection of their loved ones.
The more negative aspects of this character which can sometimes be apparent are a tendency to be authoritative, controlling and domineering.
When The Father of Pentacles puts in an appearance it may be an indication that someone with these qualities may enter your life. It can also be a time when you will achieve the best results by incorporating the energies of this card into your projects!
This week things come together in beautiful ways! The Ten of Cups speaks of emotional rapport and fulfilment. All the colours of the rainbow stream from the cups depicting a complete and equal exchange of feelings. It is the sense of feeling totally at ease and accepted in your closest, most intimate relationships. This card is a positive and optimistic sign which augurs well for the coming days!
This week could require you to blend together qualities and ingredients in just the right ratio to get the results you are aiming for. Rather like baking a cake, often we need to skilfully add a bit of this and a dash of something else to get the mix just right so that it will rise in the oven. For us this will involve the elements of earth, air, fire and water and how we combine them to get the best results in our lives. Do we need more earthy pragmatism, or a few drops of fiery inspiration in order to bring our mix to life? Of perhaps we need to get our logical, rational head on, or be more compassionate and empathic. By blending different qualities in just the right amounts we can perform alchemy today.
Whatever you’re tackling this week, make sure you channel your inner Mother of Wands and do it with gusto and passion. Be authentic and true to yourself and demonstrate your confidence and creativity to others whatever you are involved in. This alignment with your true nature is highly attractive and charismatic so don’t be afraid to be your unique self as others will be drawn to your irresistible energy.
Life may have felt like an upward struggle for a very long time. Sometimes you may want to throw in the towel as you wonder how long you can continue as life persists in throwing you curve balls and challenges from every direction. But, you are so close to achieving your goal now. The crescent moon hangs in the sky with it’s promise of new beginnings. Keep the faith, and keep moving forward. Don’t give up now….you are so nearly there!