Hi everyone. This is the weekly tarot reading for the 16th-22nd July 2018 around finances, love, life direction and ways we can move past our blocks to finding more fulfillment in those areas. I am also going to look at some shadow aspects of personality and how that might be contributing to life situations and decisions we may be making for ourselves.

First of all I want to thank my subscribers who emailed me this week with their questions. It was really helpful to know what your top concerns are so that I can focus my reading around what you are wanting insight into. Feel free to keep emailing me each week for these collective readings!

So lets get started.

Where you are now.

5 of swords in tarotI did a 5 card spread this week and each card has a specific question around its position and the first card that came up relates to how we are in the moment. The 5 of swords in this position relates to a sense that perhaps in the past you felt as if you were having issues with power struggles. When it comes to relationships this card can relate to an unequal balance of power where one person will do anything they can to win at all costs which leaves others depleted around them. However, in the moment, as the card is in the reversed position, it indicates that you or the other person are starting to open to new perspectives and letting go of the feeling that you or they need to fight to get what they want because it has become obvious that this results in no-one winning. If you are looking for love, it might be time to examine your relationship with your own personal power. If generally speaking you feel depleted because you don’t yet have the kind of relationship you want, you may need to ask yourself how you can release feelings of inner conflict around love relationships when it comes to feeling as if you need to ‘give up’ something in order to have a relationship. For example maybe you feel like you need to compromise yourself in some way because there is a sense deep down that you don’t deserve to have a relationship that is really good, and therefore you are giving away your personal power.

In relation to money.

When this card relates to money and finances in general, you may be feeling down trodden and disempowered around money and on an unconscious level your relationship to money may be one where you feel in order for you to gain more money, someone else has to miss out. So there may issues around feeling like you deserve more money which stops the flow abundance towards you. But I feel many of you are beginning to realise that perhaps your relationship or perspective about money needs to change because what you have been doing or thinking up until this point is not working so well for you and you’ve been conflicted as to what you should do about it. There has been a real push and pull around having a healthy relationship to money, but it can also relate to a situation where you feel someone in your life has more control over your finances than you do, and this is particularly relevant to those who are in committed domestic relationships or are divorced or separated and this can lead to a feeling of disempowerment. But once again, because this card is reversed, right now you are starting to realise that this perception of view or approach to your financial situation is not working for you and you are open to new perspectives and perhaps getting some sound advice about what you should do from someone who can look at your situation in a clear analytical way.

The shadow.

When it comes to the shadow aspect of personality around this card, it is all about a need for power in a destructive way, which in the end, no-one really benefits except maybe someone temporarily does in the moment by certain actions that they have taken, but it doesn’t lead to long term satisfaction. So if you are someone who is wondering about the darker aspect of your personality or someone else’s personality right now, this card is all about an unhealthy attachment to power.

Are you on the right path?

queen-of-cupsLets move on to the second card which asks-are you on the right path? The Queen of Cups reversed suggests there is a disconnect to what your heart truly desires and what you are actually doing. You may be saying one thing, but feeling another. Or, you may be struggling to be honest about how you really feel or admitting what your intuition is really telling you. One way to get back on the right path is to tap into your inner stillness and just listen. Be OK with it. The Queen of Cups is a card of emotional mastery. She is connected to healing and well being so when it comes to relationships, either one that you are in or one that you are wanting, she challenges you to really be honest about what it is you are looking for in a relationship, what your emotional needs really are, and also to heal the aspect of yourself where emotions are running rampant and dominating your life in a way that is clouding the truth of a situation.

What can help with out of control emotions.

So one remedy for this is to cultivate a daily practice of meditation for 10-15 minutes where you just get quiet. You just focus on your breath, you let the busy thoughts float by like clouds and you don’t attach yourself to them. You breath and become really present in the NOW. The more you practice this the better you will get at really connecting to your intuition and this is going to help you make better decisions around relationships. The Queen of Cups is suggesting this is where you can move forward.

When it comes to money around this card it suggests that you are so overloaded with negative emotions at the moment to be able to think clearly about your financial situation. So you have to find ways of tapping into a more analytical side of yourself and take all the emotion out of it. If you are feeing fear around finances, use it as a focusing tool, not something that results in deep depressions and worry and overwhelm. Get out a piece of paper and write down all the practical steps you can take towards improving your situation. Just take the emotion out of it and get clear.

When it comes to the darker aspects or shadow side of the Queen of Cups reversed, it can indicate a tendency to want to emotionally manipulate people around you. It can also relate to the dominate theme of a relationship where both parties are using emotional manipulation to get their way. There is a tendency towards a lot of drama which takes away a lot of emotional energy that cannot be directed towards constructive positive outcomes.

What is the main obstacle and what will help?

Moving onto the next card which is the King Of Pentacles which I thought was interesting because this card represents someone who has financial mastery and has accumulated a lot of abundance and wealth. And the next card in the spread was the 4 of Pentacles reversed which also relates to financial foundations or lack of. So I read these cards in relationship to each other. My feeling around the King of Pentacles in this particular position of what is the main obstacle is that whether you are wanting more money or more love or just a smoother ride in life, the principle around these two cards is that you can’t get to these places until certain foundations have been laid. So there may be some steps that have been missed, but you want it all now and are impatient about getting it.

Emotional mastery and balance of power.

The 4 of Pentacles in tarot

But going back to the other two cards where the Queen of cups is suggesting a need for more emotional mastery and the 5 of swords is suggesting cultivating a healthy relationship with power and personal boundaries-these are the cards that are the key to arriving at the place of where you feel you have the money, the career, the relationship the general abundance that you are desiring. So, work out what foundations are missing-where have you been tempted to skip steps in your rush to get to a certain level of abundance that you have been wanting? when it comes to love, this might relate to not taking your time to assess whether someone you want to be with is really the right person for you. If you are already in a relationship, it could relate to certain foundational principles of what makes a good relationship that need to be explored again. For example, mutual respect, a balance of power, a healthy give and take, and mutual support.

Foundations around money.

When it comes to the foundations of money, perhaps you need to take a step back and get very clear about what money is coming in and what money is going out and if you are spending more than what is coming in, you need to make some cut and dry decisions about what is going to change. And the way progress can be made in relation to all these questions lies in the final card which is the 8 of Pentacles reversed. This card is all about honing in on a particular skill, and I feel the key to this is choosing one small area of your life and take some SMALL steps to improve upon it.

Foundations around love.

If you are looking for love, what small steps can you take in order to gain more emotional mastery and personal power? One thing I often ask single people who want to know when they will meet someone is, what if you never meet someone? What if you are going to be single for the rest of your life? Now I am not saying that this is going to be the case, but I feel it is important get real about where we are in moment-for example, after this question I than go on to ask: what does life now mean to you if you KNOW you will never meet anyone? How can you find a way to be happy and content regardless of this? Because when you can answer that and start embracing it, that is when you have the best chance of meeting someone. You are filling up your own cup before you expect someone else to fill up your cup.

So go back to those first 2 cards where I talked about emotional mastery, being honest with yourself about your emotional needs, taking time to tap into your intuition through mindfulness practices as well as being clear about your boundaries when it comes to the balance of power between you and others.

The final advice.

8-of-pentaclesWith the 8 of Pentacles reversed, there is a need to choose one area-just a very small area and commit to improving that area on a daily basis-where the main challenge around that will be to stay focused on the task at hand. If you look at the 8 of pentacles you can see he is practicing a skill, and being very focused about it. He is on his own so can focus without distraction. That is what the message of this card is around how you can make progress. It is obviously a card that is easier to apply in relations to finances which are more tangible than relationships, but it is primarily about making steady, step by step progress towards a desired outcome where you focus on building a strong foundation (4 of pentacles) through emotional mastery and a healthy relationship with personal power and power dynamics between you and others.

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