TEN OF SWORDS
Closing out this solar cycle with a dark night reminds us of the importance of extra introspection and quiet time this New Year's Eve. As we move into 2017, the New Moon encourages us to take a sacred pause and soak in all of the medicine that 2016 offered. Start first by taking note of your struggles and hardships you experienced this last year. Not in a woe-is-me sorta way, but in a "yeah...that was fucked up" sorta way, and "look at all I learned from it." Be super compassionate with yourself. You've been working so hard! Zoom out and send love to all that you endured over the last cycle. When you do, you'll gain the wisdom + perspective to acknowledge the doors that opened because of your missteps. If the silver lining's not quite clear yet, fully surrender to the unknown and trust that 2017 offers a clean-slate for a year of more empowered and heart-centered choices aligned with the evolution of your soul. By acknowledging what you overcame this past year, you remind yourself of your ability to persevere. Think of this entire process as a fresh shower, cleansing you from all that which no longer serves you. ✨Plant seeds tonight of strength and courage to reestablish your commitment to transcend outdated programming. Open yourself up to receiving downloads about your role here on Earth. Reaffirm your dedication to being a vessel for love + a warrior for peace. Breathe into your legs and feel the Earth below you. Trust that tonight there's no need to list out what it is that you'd like to accomplish in the New Year, because just by tuning into the Earth and your body, you become a conduit for radical change and fulfillment. All that's needed is your Loving Presence to this human experience. Be well! And sleep tight!
10 of Swords w/ Kyanite reminds you there is no such thing as blind fate. Remove the idea of a punishing God or implacable karma. Know that you're not fated to a life of unmet desires! This belief is a broken record of petrified thought patterns. Perhaps you've shared your most vulnerable truths in the past, only to be judged, criticized, or abandoned. Don't play the victim. Your ambitious desires weren't the cause of this heartbreak. The pain, confusion, and longing you're feeling is a tempering process for your wild soul to sharpen its right to be fully realized + witnessed. You have a right to extravagant fantasies. Come home to this truth and you dispel illusion, anger, + frustration, linking you to the higher mind, attracting an endless flow of passion + fulfillment.
As we move in to Virgo season and the Autumn months, now is a powerful time to cleanse through complete surrender. We may all highly benefit from healing modalities involving "letting go," like acupuncture or massage. ✨If you are in the New York City area, and looking for an incredible, affordable acupuncturist, check-out Rose Giuliano, also known as Ro. She is super comforting and down-to-earth!
She is also a herbalist + botanical remedy crafter and combines acupuncture treatment with sacred vibrational plant medicine. It's truly next level! Every time I receive a treatment from her, I feel lighter and re-aligned. ✨She offers way affordable community acupuncture every Friday, 11-3:00pm and private appointments at @maharosenyc for acupuncture and herbs Tuesday-Friday. Check her out at @greenpointapothecary ✨Also, she strongly recommends Ghost Pipe + Carnelian tincture from @onewillow_apothecaries this time of year, and has been using it on me in treatments, as I'm going through my Saturn Return right now. My experience with Ghost Pipe feels very cathartic + releasing. It allows me to take a step back from my mind and body in order to transcend a painful situation and look at it objectively. Powerful stuff!
If you're feeling this 10 of Swords vibe right now, and a need to release, I highly recommend investing in a Ghost Pipe tincture, and booking with Ro, preparing you for deep release + transformations coming your way this Autumn.
10 of Swords paired w/ Smokey Quartz indicates the need to cleanse yourself through complete surrender. Allow this energy to move through you, rather than ignoring or fighting it. If you've experienced heavy depression or a serious illness, know change is in order to facilitate renewal. If you've been exposed to toxins/toxic environments, use the energy of Virgo to purify your home + diet. You will highly benefit from healing modalities involving "letting go," like acupuncture or massage. Consider investing in a Ghost Pipe tincture, preparing you for deep release + transformations coming your way this Autumn.