EIGHT OF CUPS
Gift yourself time alone. Your soul desires this sacred space so you may understand and comprehend all that has lead up to this point. If you accept the invitation, to walk into the shadows of your heart with grace, away from your comfort zone, no matter how painful or confusing it may be, you can rest assure you will reconnect with your authentic self. Listen to the sound of your breath rolling in and out like waves. Breathe out all that which is coming to a natural end. Breathe in new visions and hopeful possibilities. Make your life a moving mediation and the parts of which are already aligned with your path will be refueled so you may continue to share your beautiful gifts with the world.
Mercury Rx may have uncovered some hidden truths, especially in relationships. If you've been distracting your mind w/ very Virgo-like mundane tasks, Libra season is sure to bring you a time of deep contemplation. As Mercury goes direct this week, trust that whatever you're leaving behind is aligned and in your best interest to release. The coming month presents an opportunity to make sense of it all. Be gentle. If you're feeling the call for aloneness, trust your intuition. Through introspection, you restore clarity of thought, aligning you w/ an overall sense of wellness and emotional harmony.
As I trudge through the last few months of my Saturn Return, I am feeling all sorts of emotions, and noticing a need for much more soul searching alone time. ✨WILD SOUL HEALING TAROT CHALLENGE // DAY 30: What was the lesson of August? 8 of Cups Reversed ✨The 8 of cups shows itself during a time of great transition, when the old you no longer serves the new, more expansive you. There's a sense of longing, but a lack of clarity to articulate these desires + inability to understand how they even begin to take form. What once used to bring deep fulfillment no longer brings satisfaction. This is totally okay and normal. Know you aren't being selfish or closed-off. In fact you are answering the calling of your soul's natural yearning, to expand and evolve. Accept the invitation to walk away, even if it's painful or confusing. Your soul desires deep alone time to reconnect with your authentic self. Through this process, old aspirations of yours coming to a natural end will be cast off, opening you up to grand new visions of possibilities. The parts of you already aligned with your path will be refueled, reigniting flames of passion. If the 8 of Cups shows up reversed, you may be second-guessing or procrastinating this inevitable shift. Trust in the process. Know you aren't leaving everything behind! ✨August has been a month of major internal shifts: releasing the old to make room for the new, expanding my vision, working through outdated beliefs + past trauma, coming down from a year of not so ideal living situations, relationship shifts, and negotiating my energy as I transition into more of a teacher role. It's all a lot, and I feel overwhelmed, but I know I am on the brink of pushing through all of this resistance to feeling fully empowered. The message I am receiving, "no looking back." Thanks @wildsoulhealing for curating such an epic tarot challenge. And thank you everyone else who participated and followed the journey. This challenge has really helped to carve out space for much needed reflection during this time of transition!
How do I manifest space in my life? 8 of cups.
If you take a close look at this card, you'll see there's 8 cups neatly stacked, but there's a spot for a missing cup on the second row. The figure on this card has accomplished very much, as evidenced by his cups, yet he still feels a strong sense of longing. He knows in his heart more to life exist than just the material world. So, in the middle of the night, he leaves behind all he's ever known for a journey into the cave of the subconscious. Here he will find deeper connection and fulfillment (the 9th cup). Tonight, I've continued to explore "the life-changing magic of tidying up" book. I'm shocked at what I am willing to throw out and leave behind. Pretty much everything: post-cards, greeting cards, photographs, journals, books, notes from ex-lovers, items that were my grandparents, and my FIRST-EVER tarot deck (the #thoth that's been missing cards for years). I used to give readings in the break room at my parents business Putt-Putt with this deck when I was 15.
Without realizing it, I've been lugging around so much dead weight for awhile. It feels so freeing to release it all, and is giving me a deep appreciation for what I hold on to. The select few photographs, books, and items left in my room feel even more sacred than before.