I’m not sure how you have all felt this week, but with a much needed break from life right around the corner, I’m feeling a little perkier than usual. That, or my morning brew is kicking in and giving me the spring in me step I need.
Today’s card is The Emperor. The Emperor is one of the first cards in the Major Arcana, after The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, and The Empress.
The Emperor typically represents the father figure in one’s life. While a common signifier card, The Emperor can also represent things in life like security and masculine energy. The Emperor to me represents the masculine energy that occurs naturally in life; while we may represent in one fashion or another how we would like the world to perceive us, we all have certain amounts of masculine and feminine energy. We are all born from the feminine and we are all asked to take on masculine traits to shoulder the weight of this world.
I think today we should take a look deep into what parts our ourselves we have been neglecting, that we have disregarded because of it’s masculine nature. Perhaps we have spent too much time looking in the mirror and critiquing how our bodies look, but we should remember that our bodies are built to be strong and to carry us through this life. Or perhaps we have neglected parts of our personalities, such as anger, aggression, passion, or ambition, because we believe it is not okay to act in such ways. But we need to embrace all aspects of ourselves to live our lives in a healthy and full capacity.
Let’s work on having balance within ourselves today and appreciating the parts that normally we hate. If positivity is unattainable, remember that all people are a mixture of both masculine and feminine and we need to embrace these traits fully.
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It’s been a whirlwind month! After Halloween, it seems like life just got out of control! I’ve recently been promoted at my day job to an overnight manager and have been juggling working an entirely new shift and trying to get my sleep schedule under control. As much as I wished to keep reading Tarot during this entire period of transition, I’m glad I was able to take a small break to get my health and life on the right track.
Today’s card is the Nine of Cups. Nines represent the the end of the cycle, the completion of the lesson, the fulfillment of your journey. Cups are the representative of emotions and the heart.
Today’s message is that we are near the completion of a lesson for our emotions and our heart. We have been on a long journey this alone and we need to be kind to ourselves. We all have loved and lost and learned this year as we have watched the world try to turn while we have done our best to survive the arguably toughest year in a long time.
I know a lot of astrology lately has also been pointing towards the completion of many lessons and the opening of new doors. I think with the Solstice, the end of the year, Yule, the astrological Great Conjunction (if you’re one of those that enjoy the pursuit of astrology and it’s many deep and interesting meanings), we have had a whirlwind week and it is opening many doors for us to love ourselves and the people in our lives.
Let’s take the time today to love a little harder, a little longer, a little sweeter, especially to ourselves since we can all seem to neglect ourselves from time to time in our pursuit of living and loving those we know. Let’s take the steps to forgive ourselves for our regrets and remember that we’ve only gotten to this point in our lives by doing what we could to keep making it through each day.
Share something you love about yourself in the comments and let’s all share the love to each other.
So far we’ve gotten through all these cards:
Five Knight Eight Four One Seven Six Two
Nine Seven Six Page Four Two
Three Five One Queen Seven Ten Four
One Five Nine Three
Death The Fool The Wheel of Fortune The Lovers The Star Temperance Judgement The Tower Strength
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