As we evolve, so too do the meanings of our holidays. It's important to take note of the origin behind our traditions, so we can see how far we've come! ✨The first "Labor Day" took place in Manhattan in 1882 as a protest parade against 58-hour work weeks (inspired by Toronto). During this time, millions of Americans were frustrated, exhausted, hungry, under-paid and being highly taken advantage of by newly forming industrial corporations. This is a holiday of "the people" coming together and saying enough is enough, we need a break! ✨Over 130 years later, our form of work is shifting, and it's still not perfect, but we're improving. The Bernie Sanders Movement has helped to shed light to many injustices still taking place in the work force + in Corporate America. But lucky for many of us, with the Internet + better travel, we are freelancing and gifted an opportunity to be our own boss! This is so impactful because it allows our vision to be one that aligns with our own individual path. More people than ever, in 2016, can now share their unique gifts with the world, making it a more beautiful + loving place. ✨But regardless if you work from home, for someone else, or yourself, we all deserve a break! I asked the cards, "How can we celebrate all of our hard work from the past year?" ✨The Empress! Yaaas! What a powerful reminder! Bask in all of your riches. You deserve it. You've been working mad hard on improving your life. Your commitment to usher in healing for this planet and to the generations to follow isn't always easy! Let this Labor Day be an opportunity to honor your labor of love for yourself, community, and the Earth. Even for just a moment acknowledge your dedication to your path, your commitment to keep fiercely persevering through opposition! The Empress comes as a reminder to spend time in nature, with animals, + kids, book a massage, get your nails done, wear what makes you feel sexy, eat decadent food, have sex with yourself or someone you love, and even if you are working today, like many of us, buy yourself some fvcking flowers! You're a god damn QUEEN! Don't ever forget it!
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There are more than enough resources on this planet for everyone to be living abundant + rich lives full of color, comfort, and pleasure! The Empress is an embodiment of this Sacred Truth. Meditating on my Uranus in Sagittarius in the 11th House paired w/ the Empress reminds me to keep this optimistic vision of a world where we can all live abundantly off the land fresh in the mind, but not to kill myself trying to convince others of this vision. It's important to enjoy + express gratitude for life as we know it in the now.
You've most likely been in full on Virgo mode, working your ass off the past month. The Empress paired w/ Rose Quartz asks you to put the to-do list down, sit back, and relax. Trust the crops you've harvested will last through the winter. Notice what arises for you by not hustling. Breathe into the discomfort. Fully exhale. If you can commit to trusting the process of life, you open yourself up to receiving. Once you fully relax, you shift your vibration to receptivity. This heals self-worth, and restores harmony in relationships, especially in regards to your mother or inner-anima
It never ceases to amaze me the precious things, including living plants, people throw curbside in NYC. The majority of my apartment is furnished and decorated with found objects and plants. It's the Empress week with the Brooklyn Fools and I've been BLASTED once again by her POWERFUL energy.
If you're feeling DISCONNECTED or even DEPRESSED (which we've all been there), try placing the Empress card out on your desk or altar. If you don't have a tarot deck or you are so busy you're not even home half the time, Google Image the EMPRESS and save her as the background on your phone. (This way you'll see her every 2.5 seconds when you check your phone). You'll be blown away by how POWERFULLY she will shift your perception of the world. She's PREGNANT with ALL OF LIFE and will help you BIRTH new ideas. She reminds us there's BEAUTY EVERYWHERE, and that that beauty starts with YOU. We are all on Earth for a reason. We ALL have something GORGEOUS to contribute. Invite this SENSUAL energy into your life. NURTURE and CRADLE yourself, FEEL, CREATE, EXPAND. Call upon the EMPRESS (which btw isn't some entity outside of yourself you're calling out to). This ENERGY is your birthright and is so NATURAL to your very existence, that when called upon, will move through your veins like a gushing river, reconnecting you to your SACRED SENSUALITY. The more you invite her through you, the more you will not only stop giving a fuck what anyone thinks about the way you look or dress, but the more you will FEEL ALIVE and CONNECT to how SEXY you are. Being alive is the SEXIEST. And once you come home to this SACRED TRUTH, you will take such great care of yourself and you will begin to appreciate EVERYTHING around you, even things that used to annoy you will suddenly appear GORGEOUS. You will reconnect to plants, crystals, animals, each other. The Empress Energy holds the POWER to HEAL THE ENTIRE PLANET. WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?! As for these two precious plants I just found tossed out in the snow, I'm gonna spread the love and heal them. Namaste fools!