KNIGHT OF WANDS
Whenever the sun changes signs, I think it's cool to honor the shift in energy by pulling out the tarot card that correlates. (ARIES is CARDINAL FIRE sign which makes its court-card equivalent the KNIGHT OF WANDS.) The Knight of Wands invites us into an empowering space where we learn to harness our fiery energy so we can CREATE, EXPLORE, + most importantly FOLLOW THROUGH with the dream-time we just left behind in Pisces with the Queen of Cups.
Sun is in Aries until April 20, so over the next few weeks if you're finding yourself quick to anger or making impulsive decisions, you may find yourself in KNIGHT OF WANDS REVERSED. Find projects, ideas, + activities you're PASSIONATE about so you're not picking a fight with that rando who cut you off in line, but instead riding this ABUNDANT ENERGY with PURPOSE so you will SPARK NEW LIFE for the year ahead.🔥🙏🔥
The Knight of Wands paired w/ Pineapple, the universal symbol of hospitality, encourages you to greet adventure w/ an open-heart and mind. In the same way you would prepare your home for a visitor, put your life in order so that you may fully host spontaneity and excitement into your life with open arms. If you have a desire to travel somewhere exotic or learn something enticing, make the necessary adjustments in your life to free up space. When you show up for yourself in this way, before you know it, a long-awaited opportunity will come knocking on your door, sweeping you off your feet to new expansive horizons.
Knight of Wands paired w/ a special Nicaraguan nut. 😊🌰This smooth, deep-red, heart-shaped nut is hollow, and when you shake it, it rattles. This pairing offers a really special invitation. You will greatly benefit from directing your creative attention into that which restores your energy. Drop the need to produce results. If you're feeling pressured to achieve, you may be draining yourself. How can you flip the script, so you pour your heart + soul into that which brings you joy? Sing for the sake of singing! Write for the sheer pleasure of putting thoughts into words. When you tap into the spirit of spontaneity, without the need to produce, that project you were working so hard on forcing, will be birthed out of a true, authentic expression of living.
Well fools, we are on the precipice of Mother Nature's most epic of rituals, the blooming of Spring! Not only does today mark the Equinox, but it also indicates the start of Aries Season, and the first day of the Sun's 12-month astrological cycle of expansion and evolution! ✨Whenever a planet (or a star) enters Aries, it represents a new beginning and a cosmic spark of inspiration, specifically in relation to the planet and its particular qualities. ✨The Sun, as we know, is most visible in the sky, and is a pretty big deal, as it gives us light + warmth, and quite literally is the reason why we get up in the morning. Because of this, the Sun represents our ego and personality, but also symbolizes our vitality and will, and indicates what area of our life we shed a healing and vibrant light towards. ✨When this lines up with Aries, it means we get to shine a vibrant healing light to ourselves! It's like hitting the light switch ON to our own inner-worthiness. Over the next 30 days, reaffirm who you are. Declare it confidently to the universe! What special qualities do you harness? How can you fully take ownership of your uniqueness? ✨As we expand forward into this new cycle, give yourself permission for self-recognition. Take control of your life and health. Declare your creative goals. Reinstate your individuality, not to the other people, but to yourself! ✨One way to do this is to write out in big, bold letters in your journal the phrase "I AM" three times, and then pick three qualities or titles you'd like to invoke over the coming year. It could be something as simple as one of my favorites, "I AM HAPPY. I AM HEALTHY. I AM WHOLE." Or it could be more specific, like "I AM A SINGER. I AM AM AUTHOR. I AM AN AMAZING FRIEND AND LOVER." Whatever it is you choose, think of today as the launching point for the building up momentum of potential from all that has come before, and these words act as a cosmic spark that lights your torch of self-actualization! ✨If you'd like to meditate more on this transit, you can use your Sun and Knight of Wands tarot cards. And if you're feeling up to it, comment your three 'I AM' phrases below. Happy Equinox, Fools!
Mars entered aries yesterday. I got my red cap on to signify that. what’s cool, is that when any planet enters into aries, its not only indicating the independent and fiery nature of Aries, it’s also indicating that a huge cycle has come to a close. So that means Mars just moved through the entire astrological cycle, all twelve signs. So, over the past few months, mars has moved through the cosmic and collective energies of Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. That means our outward energy over the past few months has been very much focused on bigger picture things, restructuring, rebelling, new ideas, coming together to create change, the Women’s March last weekend is an epic close-out to the Mars Cycle, with the outward energy being a very emotional, piscean of nature gathering, in a peaceful and compassionate way. So, now buckle up! We are entering a New Phase with our Outward Energy. This means letting go of old ambitions that no longer serve you, making room for more directed energy. Mars also being the planet of sex drive, a time to let go of emotional and energetic ties from past sexual encounters. No looking back, only moving forward! Strike the match of your own ambition. Take all of that love, compassion, and inspiration you were feeling last week with the women’s march, and direct it in your own life. Now is the time to show up for yourself in a really big way. It’s also lining up right with the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Fire Rooster (calling it the year of the Fire Crotch lol). Speak up! Direct your own sense of self in a very confident and independent way. Take deep breaths. If you’re feeling anger, channel it creatively into passion. Put yourself out there! Take risks! Be the fierce Love Warrior that you are! ✨🤘😜you can use the Emperor for Mars and the Knight of Wands for Aries to meditate on it more. Have fun!
When Venus is in Aries, think of it as the HOT YOGA of the yoga world for your love life. This adds an ENTICING, FAST-MOVING, + SEXY element to romance over the next 3 weeks, but just like HOT YOGA your relationships may miss deeper philosophical aspects + lead to FRUSTRATION, INJURY, or DEHYDRATION if you aren't mindful of your alignment in this HEATED environment.
Venus is represented by the Empress + Aries by the Knight of Wands. Place them next to one another + meditate on this DANGEROUS duo. Imagine the Empress holds the fiery wand, galloping off to new EXOTIC lands. This is the energy she invites you into.
If you're single, you may put yourself out there + take RISK in love, but know that while there's the URGE TO EXPLORE, this isn't a time for big commitment, as everyone around is feeling FRISKY too. Be OPEN, have fun, and if you find yourself in a HEATED romance, take it for what it is, being completely present with the THRILL.
If you're already in a partnership, this is an exciting time for you + your partner(s) to reignite old flames by being SPONTANEOUS or EXPLORING new territory. 😉 However, if those new frontiers don't involve you, don't fall back into the "everything-revolves-around-me" attitude of Aries. Give your partner the space to be FLIRTY + FREE. This time calls for the desire to chase or be chased, which a committed relationship can't always fulfill. *Also note, especially if you're a FIRE sign, the Sun's in Aries as well. ANGER or AGGRESSION may arise if you're needs aren't met, or if you aren't given the FREEDOM you desire.
Overall, a WILD + PROVOCATIVE time in FASHION + LOVE. Go on dates, try something (or someone) new, + rediscover what desires STIMULATE you. Be weary of impulsive spending of money + energy. Know romantic FLAMES may dwindle, this way you don't find yourself drained by the hopes of a lasting relationship. If you remember this + keep feeding the fire through FLEXIBILITY, you may get the chance to be a bit more serious with commitment when Venus moves into Taurus at the end of the month. But for the mean time, LET GO + ENJOY THE RIDE!