Astrologically speaking, Mercury will go from retrograde motion to direct motion: this is good! Life gets a little less muddled and befuddled. Plans can be made again. We move forward again, just like Mercury.
And July is a big month. All kinds of planetary comings and goings, big shifts. I will address those as they happen! For the time being though, let’s talk next week:
One card for Body. One card for Mind. One card for Spirit.
Or as I like to call this spread: bone, brain, and blood.
What your body needs: Eight of Cups.
This speaks to me of “out of body” experiences (astral travel, getting a Reiki treatment, certain types of meditation) and regaining gentle tender connection with not just your physical body, but your emotional body. How you reach your body this week is through ethereal activity. Prayer. Clouds.
Ironic that I ask a question about body and I get Cups, the watery emotional realm. This is no coincidence. We can’t take care of our bodies while ignoring how we feel. After all the Sun is in Cancer!
The Eight of Cups is asking you: what (or who) are you leaving behind? Yes there may be some lingering sadness or regret attached to this decision but you’re already on your way. It’s done. It’s good. Maybe you can leave that lingering sadness behind, hmm? Or not. You can still do what needs to be done, no matter how your heart feels.
I want you to fill up eight cups this week or come up with eight ideas, eight notions, light eight candles. I want you to be organized about it. The EIGHTS have an association with order. Eight ways to wake up. Eight resolutions, no matter how simple.
I also want to say: your body is thirsty. And this could be a metaphor yes. Satisfy your spiritual thirst. But also drink more water.
What your mind needs: Wheel of Fortune! Now more than ever, your mind needs hope and faith in the future. The constant up and down, up and down as the wheel spins is exhausting! I don’t think 100% stability is possible at this time (is it ever?) but while you feel down? Look up at the sky.
When you feel lost and you need a pick-me-up, spin the wheel. You can make one. Seriously. Arts and crafts time. And not that you are looking for answers per se (or even advice) but just the ACTION itself. Even though this is a card for mind, the ACTION of spinning the wheel (Eight of Cups is also about movement) transforms the situation. You can even keep a pair of dice at home. And, again, not for assigning meaning to the outcome necessarily, but just to engage in that small physical act. Why? To get life moving again.
Also, let your mind roam. The figures and objects in this rendition of the card appear to be floating in the air. Let go of contraction and imprisoning thoughts. Free your mind. The angel (at the top of the card) is holding it all together so you don’t have to.
What your spirit needs: the Emperor. I feel like all these cards are leading us in the same direction. Towards movement, flexibility, and yet isn’t the Emperor stubborn? Mr. Rules? The father. YES. Your spirit needs fathering, support. Your spirit needs gathering. Had you been attending a class and recently dropped out? Who is there to teach you now? Stability amidst change. You need people who KNOW what they are doing.
He has been crowned by others. He’s a recognized authority. Mountains in the background, tulips at his feet, the world in his hands. Your spirit needs a little direction and a little beauty. I wouldn’t wait any longer. Find your next teacher.
I’d love to hear if these cards resonate for you! Let me know in the comments.
Have a good week xo