WINTER SOLSTICE- Honoring the dark + the wisdom that lives within. How do I turn within this time?
I mean... first thought, "Offer up your praises to the unknown by skinny dipping in the ocean." So I'm gonna do that in just a minute... But also, you can really think of this card as "forgiveness" or "awakening." The word "judgement" is misleading in our modern culture. This card really points to a time when you are able to stand back and look on your life from a wider non-biased perspective. This allows you to see all the parts from your entire life that have led to the shaping of who you are now. Past patterns you've found yourself stuck in (samskaras), you are now able to view from a bird's eye and really offer up FORGIVENESS and CLEANSE yourself from all your wrong doings.
There's a FORGIVENESS meditation that is so simple, sweet, and profound by Tich Naht Hanh. If you get the chance tonight, to honor the WINTER SOLSTICE, go within by closing your eyes. Place your hands on your heart-center. Say the following 4 phrases to yourself. Really allow each phrase to soak in your bones.
1. I'm sorry.
2. Please forgive me.
3. Thank you.
4. I love you.
Repeat until you feel weightless. Just like the angel's blaring trumpet, this meditation will WAKE YOUR ASS UP to your DIVINITY. (But also so will skinny dipping.) I'm currently staying on Wrightsville Beach, my home for 5 years right before moving to NYC 4 years ago. It's so wild to be back here and see how much I've grown and changed in this short amount of time. I was able to take class with my first ever yoga teacher and catch up with her! Being back really puts my life in perspective and allows me to heal old wounds from the past and really LET GO and SURRENDER to the journey.
Happy Solstice everyone. Be easy on yourself. 🙏
Judgement offers the last piece of the puzzle to reaching the end of the Fool's Journey. It's lesson proves to be the hardest of all.
Regardless of the work you've done on your own personal journey, when you find yourself moving through the energy of Judgement, you're not only diving into your waters, you're digging deep down into the depths of the collective unconscious.
When this card shows up in a reading, you're now facing everyone's struggles + judgements. Everyone's shit rises up from the dead. Nothing is able to be contained any longer. It's literally both the darkest + lightest card at the same time. Complete truth mixed with dark chaos.
You see on the Rider-Waite tarot card two families. They're divided by the ocean + separated by distance. But they're all standing under the same sky, looking towards the same source.
The lesson in judgement is: there is no such thing as personal liberation. True liberation comes in the form of group consciousness. Whether you're Muslim or Christian, gay or straight, man or woman, Democrat or Republican, whatever, it doesn't matter. The only way we can ever truly be free is to realize the family across the ocean to be our own. The world is our mirror.
The current political climate + the tragedy in Orlando finds us all moving through the energy of Judgement. If we are brave enough, we can answer the call of the blaring trumpet.
Seek out those you don't understand. Listen to opposing beliefs. Find "the other." Wash their feet. If they spit in your face, or put a gun to your head, keep washing their feet. Breathe into your heart every chance you get. Feel how deeply it hurts. Stay strong. Share your fears. Be kind to those lost on their way. Be patient. Keep the faith. Be compassionate with your parents. Your neighbor. This revolution starts at home. It starts with you. Your child is my child. My home is your home. We're all children of the earth.
oney feels fluid to me, flowing in + out. I never check the price of things, nor save money. But I'm not careless either. I have an underlying intuition about my price range. I somehow always make it work (even if just barely) w/out checking my bank statement. ✨My 2nd house (possessions + money) is owned by Pisces (intuitive + dreamy) which indicates not taking finances too seriously, and earning money through something Pisces-related, like spirituality or metaphysical. So that's all good and well, but I'm in the process of growing a business...and I also decided to get a credit-card to go on a road-trip w/ @artofloving last year, and sometimes life throws you curve balls, like having to move 3 times in a year. ✨So I'm facing the very solid reality of finances. In order to build a life that supports my desires, it's becoming clear, the importance of goals. I'm in the park right now, budgeting... FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE. I have a consultation w/ @money.witch this week that I'm excited about. 🤑 ✨ JUDGEMENT is a day of reckoning. Everyone's darkest shadows surface into consciousness to be cleansed. When it shows up in a reading, expect to move through group energy. It reminds us that no matter how much work we do on ourselves, in order to evolve, we must move through other's muck. ✨Judgement here comes as a reminder that setting goals may bring up a lot around fears + judgements, not only mine, but others. How does our country's current state of debt effect my personal relationship w/ money? How might others beliefs around money influence my belief that tarot is a legitimate way to receive a living? Have I procrastinated setting financial goals out of a fear that I'm not good enough to receive? ✨Writing out financial goals can be TERRIFYING! It puts a magnifying glass on doubts and holds you accountable. But if you approach goal-setting with a willingness to drop judgement, you gift yourself an objective perspective for self-evaluation. By carving out space to ponder, "what are my financial goals?", you open yourself up to your truest potential.
What energy is the Pluto in Scorpio generation moving through as a collective? ✨Judgement Reversed shows itself here as a reminder of how sensitive to outside energy this generation may be at this time. If you were born under this transit, you may be greatly influenced by other's beliefs, habits, and attitudes. It's important for you to spend adequate alone time so you are able to arrive at conclusions on your own. If you feel other's pains + sorrows on a deep soul level, tap into this well of watery intuition. Rather than looking to others for answers, form your beliefs from direct experience + feeling. When you do, you become a living embodiment of your own personal Truth. This is mad contagious + healing for you, and all parties involved. And it invites the deep thinking powerful mystical healing leader inside you to emerge.
DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL GENERATION"💀✨Nov. 6, 1983 - Nov. 10, 1995 ✨Those born during this time were born under Pluto in Scorpio. In the same way we're effected by the season we're born into, we're also influenced by the time period. The 80's + early 90s brought w/ it a boom in cheaper drugs like crack cocaine, as well as easy access to psychiatric drugs. The 80s also birthed many sexually transmitted diseases, like HIV/AIDS and chlamydia. This fear around Scorpio-like qualities (sex, death, drugs) gives those born during this time a serious experience of reality. Regardless of a "happy" childhood, or being sheltered to these happenings, on an unconscious level you receive transmissions. ✨As this generation grows into their teenage years, the internet emerges as a powerful entity. Access to porn, the ability to take on pseudo personas, and the potential for uncovering hidden truths soars. This sudden energy is unique to navigate for a child yet to ground in their sense of Self. ✨The individual born into this transit may have a skewed sense of intimacy and a desire to merge souls with anything, and everything. For those more sensitive, the propensity towards sexual addiction, substance abuse, heavy smoking, or even spiritual obsession is high. This increases the likelihood of depression, self-sabotage, panic attacks, and anxiety. ✨In the same way Scorpio is symbolized by the Phoenix rising, these factors contribute to growing up, on a soul-level, far quicker than previous generations. These special humans are gifted the opportunity for intense transformation from a very young age. For those with the right amount of support + resources, Pluto in Scorpio individuals hold the potential to transform their consciousness around mortality into personal power. As they age, if they don't fall victim to pain numbing substances, drugs, and habits, their independent nature matures into a sense of purpose. Regenerating from the ash + rubble of hardship + self-destruction emerges a generation of powerful healers, mystic leaders, and deep thinking intuitive creators. 💀🤘 ✨Use your cards to meditate on this time period, and generation.
Judgement Rx paired w/ Blue Calcite comes as a reminder of your great gift to communicate and connect with others. At this time, you play an enormous role in the evolution of the collective, as you act as a mediator between opposing forces. Think of yourself as an undercover Peace Agent. Strive for compassion, understanding, and forgiveness. Remember, all humans are motivated by universal needs and desires. Use this empathy to identify the unmet desires of those w/ opposing views. When you do, you'll identify that the desire for love, and the fear that underlies it, is ever present for everyone. Hold space for this Sacred Truth. You'll notice a major shift in the way in which you interact with the world, and the world interacts with you.
How can I deepen my commitment to higher learning? Judgement Reversed. ✨When you witness the other, you expand the mind. This is how to participate in higher learning. Not just by deepening your own studies, but by fully hearing those who challenge your beliefs. It doesn't matter what books you've read or what facts you recite. In order to truly evolve, it matters that you're able to keep an open-mind to topics which contradict your own Truth. ✨Nurture your willingness to be wrong. Listen to what others have to say. Consider that the views you hold may only benefit your limited experience of reality. Don't be scared! It's all good. We're all on this little planet trying to figure it out. Let go of the need to be right. Resist the urge to thrust your beliefs on others. If you feel frustrated or angry, don't lash out. Use it as an opportunity to witness what desires you have that aren't being met. This allows you to fine-tune your own set of personal values, so you can continue to radiate from a place of authenticity. When you do, you expand the horizons of your mind, which in turn expand the horizons of your world. Before you know it, vast opportunities will arise that allow you to travel, connect, learn and fully participate in the colorful planet we live on. Enjoy the ride!
Judgement Rx w/ Chiastolite suggests the potential to work through past-life debris. If a significant person you've been out of touch with reaches out, accept their invitation. Even if the connection feels hurtful, know their re-entry into your life is for the benefit of all parties involved. If you encounter disagreements, especially around beliefs, hold on to your truth as you zoom out and see the world from their eyes. If you find yourself closing off, say this mantra in your mind, "I choose to focus on what connects us, not what separates us." Keep an open mind to the soul-contract you share. This will shed light to both of your paths, transforming differing perspectives into harmonious agreement.
Judgement paired w/ Rhodonite invites you into a period of self-evaluation. Zoom out from your life and recall where you were physically, mentally, + spiritually the past three Septembers. In very Virgo-like fashion, give yourself the pleasure of recording the details in your journal. By reflecting on the past, you deepen your understanding of reoccurring themes. Honor how far you've come. Forgive yourself for short-comings. We intuitively know + hold the power to heal our own lives. By carving out this space, and bowing to your experience thus far, you open yourself up to uncovering unconscious truths capable of bringing deep transformation.
I fell in love this week with the Morgan-Greer Tarot's interpretation of Judgement. The blue skin unlocked a door to a deeper understanding of this card + how it's energy plays out in our lives. So, I went out this morning + gifted myself this deck solely so I could study this one image. 💙
Blue skin. Color of our blood inside our bodies. Color of the expansive sky we all live under. Color of the deep oceans, of the future, + of our planet from far away.
@reginaspektor sings, "Blue. The most human color." And I highly recommend listening to her song "Blue Lips" while gazing at your Judgement card.
Studying the Fool's Journey of the tarot teaches you that the WORLD (the next + final card after Judgement) isn't black + white. There's no right or wrong. And we are neither "good," nor "bad." We're both. All of it. We're blue. We're human.
Whether you are Muslim or Christian, Democrat or Republican, black or white, gay or straight, it doesn't matter. We will all die regardless. There's no difference between you + me. Ever. I am you. My blood is yours. I don't own land bc it's ours to share. I don't have children of my own bc we're all children of this planet. This will prove to be the hardest lesson for all of us to collectively learn as a human race.
If we begin to intellectually understand this, perhaps we can keep drawing this energy from our heads + into our hearts. Through patience + forgiveness with ourselves, and with the other, we will begin to heal this big, beautiful, blue planet we all call home. How can you show "the other" love today?
Look at the woman on this card, her hands placed sweetly on her heart. Keep doing your beautiful work. Keep breathing the grief of the world into your heart. Keep speaking your truth. Keep loving yourself + others. When you encounter another who doesn't "get it," who sees you as black + them as white, stand strong in your BLUENESS. And when you fuck up, and tell them off, know it's okay bc you're still blue. Always. You're human.