TarotScopes by HiC
As you read the TarotScopes for this month, please take into account that this is a very challenging month astrologically, with a confluence of many difficult energies happening. If your TarotScope seems overly difficult, realise that it is being exacerbated by these astrological energies. August is really the month of « Ugh ! » and September should start to bring a little bit of relief and breathing room. Let me give you this from astrologer Lance Ferguson at http://skywatchastrology.com/ for context :
Caution lights are on for most of August as a series of difficult squares appears in the Skywatch...Serious complications in the Skywatch show up in the third week of August. And caution lights stay on for the rest of the month because Mercury again turns Retrograde on Aug 20 to Sept 12. Delays, misunderstandings, powerful winds and weather are all more likely during Mercury Rx.
We’ve seen the worst of 2010. It’s in our rearview mirror. Sure, Mercury is still Retrograde as we begin a new month, but he will turn direct on Sept 12. Even better, all of the major squares and oppositions that have been in the heavens over the last few months begin to drift apart and weaken as the days go by. There will be repercussions still awaiting solutions and more trials and tribulations ahead from the difficulties we have faced, but we’ve seen the worst for 2010.
So keep in mind that what you may see reflected in your TarotScopes this month is « the worst for 2010 » and all we can do is buckle up, hunker down, and use what the TarotScopes have to offer us as a way of best navigating through this month.
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A note on reading these TarotScopes. If you have had your astrological natal chart done, then you can use your sun, rising and moon signs to get a more well rounded sense of your month. Your rising sign is how you act in the world. Your sun sign indicates your ego/self-identity as well as your deepest goals and wants in life (or, in this case, the primary goals and desires for the month). Your moon sign is your emotional self, how we respond emotionally and what we feel. Combine the TarotScopes for all three of those, and you get a much clearer picture of the energies affecting you for the month and the areas in which those energies will be most prevalent. If you only know your sun sign, that's fine and you can just go with that. If you would like to know your other signs, then I would suggest that you simply visit a website (it's free! 8) such as www.astro.com.
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This month’s deck : The Quantum Tarot by Kay Stopforth and Chris Butler
Herb ally from The Spirit of Herbs by Michael Tierra and Candis Cantin
There are many ways to use and access the energies of an herbal ally. Some suggestions are : If you can ingest the herb in some form (directly, as an herbal essence or flower essence, as a supplement, as a tea), that is the quickest and most direct way to bring that energy into you and into your life; carry a bit of the herb around in a small pouch in your pocket or around your neck; put some of the herb or its essential oil in a bath; burn the herb as an incense, or diffuse the essential oil of the herb; use the essential oil of the herb (or the powdered form) to coat a candle and imbue that candle with the energy of the herb; bring the plant itself into your space (inside or outside) in order to infuse the space with the energy of that plant. Most of the herbs here are fairly easy to acquire in one form or another. If you are having trouble finding one, all of them are available (often in multiple forms) through http://www.botanical.com .
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VIII Strength (General Relativity)
Ally : Herb : Cayenne : herb of power; stimulating; helps rally inner power to overcome stagnation, blockages, fears; opens the heart but helps remain in control of it
alternative : mustard seeds, black pepper
Affirmation : I am worthy. I do have something valuable to offer. I am confident, strong and capable.
With the VIII Strength card appearing reversed, you may find this month to not be your strongest. You have to be careful to not let disappointments or perceived failures undermine your sense of confidence to the point that you stop believing in yourself and your ability to overcome obstacles and hurdles. This is a time when you may need to learn that reaching out or asking for help and assistance isn’t a sign of weakness, but is, in fact, an indication of greater strength. Be cautious in your dealings and negotiations as you may not have the strongest position to come from, and you don’t want to give in or give up too much because you feel as if someone or something else has the stronger hand and you can do nothing but be submissive. However, you may have to be more willing to compromise or negotiate as you’re not in the strongest position to make demands right now. Find things that you can focus on this month that serve to bolster your sense of self confidence, self worth, self esteem. The reversal of this card can often suggest that we are letting our inner demons overwhelm and control us rather than us being in control of them. Watch for where you are letting things get out of control, where you are letting yourself fly off the handle or not keeping your cool. Your prospects may be weak this month...but that may mean you have to decide whether to settle for less or hold out for more, because this card suggests that you will definitely be settling for less at the moment. Right now, there may be a massive force that may be warping or distorting the way you are perceiving or acting on things, so be cautious that you’re not giving in to the distortion, which may mean seeing yourself as less than in some way, undervaluing yourself, undercutting your true potential, underestimating what you are truly capable of. Travelling too close to that massive object known as insecurity and lack of confidence can cause us to get trapped in its gravitational field and stay stuck in that energy and way of thinking. Giving in to the gravitational pull of « anything » may mean that we deny ourselves the « right » thing. This can also apply to other people that we surround ourselves with. If they tend to be pessimistic, unmotivated, insecure, etc, then we can get sucked into that black hole of negativity as well. Make sure you are surrounding yourself with people, places and things that represent what you aspire to, what you can challenge yourself to become, rather than simply reflections of your own situation.
X Wheel of Fortune (Quantum Mechanics)
Ally : Herb : Slippery Elm : gives the strength, nourishment and soothing encouragement to move through cycles of life; softens resistance to change
alternative : irish moss, chickweed
Affirmation : Through all the changes that life brings, I feel the centre of stability that is within me.
Change is inevitable. When the Wheel card appears reversed, it can suggest that you have hit rock bottom or that this is the worst of it. So, this month is likely to be quite challenging in that it is the nadir of the turning wheel of change. The wheel hasn’t started to turn upward yet. How long this nadir might last we cannot be certain, but the reversal of this card does hold a glimmer of hope in that it represents the idea that things can only go up from here. When the Wheel card appears reversed, it suggests that it is time to stop leaving chance and change in the hands of fate and to start being an agent of change for yourself. Nothing is going to change unless you are willing to start spinning the wheel of change yourself. That can be difficult, but it does start to get easier as the wheel begins to turn. There is a sense that this may be a month where you will feel off kilter, unbalanced, lacking a sense of centre of gravity, feeling whipped and tossed about by external forces and demands, dizzy and nauseous by the turn of events. Take time to notice where and how you have neglected doing what it is that helps you stay centred and grounded – meditation, yoga, long baths, walks on the beach or in the forest, exercise – and make a conscientious effort to bring that back into your life in a regular way. The reversal of this card can suggest that this not the best month for making any sort of major changes but, instead, to contemplate smaller shifts and perhaps simply spend time contemplating what future changes can or need to be made, but to not set those in motion just yet. You may have to accept that nothing is changing, and therefore be willing to change yourself or your situation rather than waiting on the situation or others to change for you in some way.
6 of Pentacles (Hadrons, Baryons, Mesons)
Ally : Herb : Hops : in or under a pillow to induce peaceful sleep; helps be more open to giving/receiving; helps accept the natural ebb and flow of life
alternative : rosemary, lavender, skullcap
Affirmation : I open myself to the abundance of the Universe. I am a channel for her expression.
When the 6 of Pentacles appears reversed, it can indicate that this is a time when we need to learn how to receive, how to ask for what we want or need, how to allow others to give or do for us. We may be giving beyond our means, leaving ourselves with nothing. Perhaps you are being too charitable, too philanthropic to the point of creating a hardship for yourself. Right now it is better to conserve your resources rather than to be to give or too free flowing with them. The reversal of this card can indicate a time when we don’t receive or aren’t offered what we think we have earned or are owed. Therefore, a raise or promotion, for example, is not likely to come through at this time – and it may not be the best time to ask for one. You may see or feel that people who don’t deserve something are getting what you think you may deserve because of favouritism or inequity in the decision process. This may not be the best time to compromise. Similarly, you may find it difficult this month to negotiate a compromise with people, feeling that everyone is asking for more than their fair share. This is a card that can indicate a period where there is an exacerbated sense of entitlement versus merit. You have to be careful that you are not one of those people exacerbating that by feeling entitled to something that you haven’t earned. If you feel like you have earned something but aren’t receiving it, you have to ask yourself if you have made your needs or desires known. You can’t just assume that your boss somehow knows you’d be interested in working on a particular project or in a particular area if you’ve never actually, you know, expressed that to your boss (and then get upset when someone else gets what you wanted and you feel cheated or looked over). So let this be a month where you really assess whether you have made known what you want or need rather than just assuming someone else should just know. But also make sure that you are not asking for or demanding more than you have earned or what is needed. If you need clothes, ask and gratefully receive what is offered rather than refusing what is offered because it’s used or not a designer label.
Could you be more open to either giving or receiving ?
III Empress (Gravity)
Ally : Herb : Dong quai : an energy builder for the creative energy; increases new inspirations; gives energy to bring creations to fruition; helps to flow better
alternative : lovage
Affirmation : I bring forth my creations with joy. I love and nurture them to fruition.
When the III Empress appears reversed, it may be time to recognise when a situation, an environment, a relationship, a project has no life left in it and has little or nothing to offer us. As a card of pregnancy, the Empress card reversed can indicate that there may be difficulty in getting pregnant right now, this may not be the right time to be getting pregnant due to other external factors that would make things more difficult or complicated, there may be fertility issues that are getting in the way and need to be examined, or sometimes that a pregnancy may miscarry or not come to full term. Similarly, the Empress reversed may indicate that an idea or project or goal that we’ve been trying to birth still needs some gestation time, that it’s not the right time or it’s not ready to be brought out into the world, or perhaps that it just hasn’t taken hold and we have to let it go and accept the loss rather than keep trying to force something that just isn’t happening. The reversed Empress can indicate that this is a time to move, for a change of environment or scenery, be it living space (remodel or move) or work situation. You’re not going to find what you’re looking for by staying where you’re at; you need to be willing to step outside your comfort and familiarity zones and go out into the environments and world of the « other » rather than waiting or expecting them to come into your world. « Mother » yourself and allow yourself to be pampered or taken care of this month rather than always nurturing, supporting, encouraging, taking care of everyone else. Health issues, body issues, sexual issues may be at the fore this month and need our primary attention and care.
XVIII The Moon (Extra Dimensions)
Ally : Herb : Lemon balm : herb of evolution; balances feelings and emotions; helps resolve moodiness and melancholia; guides us through misty emotional states
alternative : lemon balm is also known as Melissa; peppermint; spearmint; catnip
Affirmation : My emotions are rivers to the Ocean of Peace. I flow with the rhythm of Life.
There’s more than meets the eye to a person or situation this month. When the XVIII Moon card appears, it suggests that things may not be quite what they seem, or that we aren’t (yet) seeing someone or something in their full light. There may be some unknown or hidden aspect that is operating or affecting us or a situation. Things or people may not be what they appear to be (or what they seemingly show themselves to be), so stay cautious and conscientiousness this month rather than taking everything and everything at face value. This may be a period of transition, and the Moon card reminds us that we have to simply give ourselves over to the natural ebbs and flows of life, that we can’t rush something nor keep something from moving away when it’s time. Use this month to spend some time in reflection, connecting with some of those deeper, darker emotional areas that may get regularly avoided. It’s not quite time for action yet as a bit more reflection is needed, as is a bit more patience in order to see things more clearly before moving forward. This card is often one that reminds us of the saying, « It’s darkest before the dawn. » There are many layers and dimensions to someone or something that have yet to be uncovered and discovered, so give it some time before making up your mind or a final decision. You may feel particularly emotional, or react to things in an emotionally heightened way this month. Pay attention to your instinct, intuition, dreams, psychic hits, etc. this month, as they are very strong and have much to reveal to you if you are willing to be quiet and listen to them. Things may be in particular alignment with the phases (and energies) of the Moon this month with the focus on the new around the 10th of the month, attracting and bringing in what is wanted or needed between the 10th to the 23rd, the assessment of how things are going or the ability to have the full sense and picture around the 24th, and the adjusting, sending away and removing focused during the period of the 25th to the 7th of Sept. This is a great month for delving into the Mysteries or anything/anyone that you feel is mysterious yet compelling.
6 of Swords (Fermions and Besons)
Ally : Herb : Vervain : purification; opens the inner eye to other dimensions of reality; helps see things from a different perspective; helps relieve congested thinking to reveal new possibilities
alternative : bupleurum; feverfew
Affirmation : I open myself to different perspectives about my life; I ride in the boat of inner faith.
What do you need to move away from ? The time has come to take that first step towards the rest of your life. It may difficult, painful, challenging, fraught with worry and anxiety, but it is, for certain, one thing : necessary. This is the month that represents the first step in moving on, moving forward in a healing process that may be long and arduous, but will ultimately take you to a different and better place. This may be a month where you find yourself heading to or arriving at a place in your life that you never thought or expected you would find yourself, perhaps a place that you always thought was something « other people » had to deal with or experienced. The 6 of Swords reminds us that we don’t have to navigate through this journey alone, there is help, support and guidance available...but only we can take that first step...we have to get in the boat, but there will be someone or something else there to help us row and steer the boat. This is a card that can indicate a period of travel, or that this is a good time to travel, especially if it allows you to get away from a difficult or confusing situation and gain a fresh or new perspective on things. Is your journey in life being weighed down and slowed down by the guilt, shame, fear, etc. that you carry around ? What do you think would happen, what are you so afraid of happening, if you decide to forgive (yourself and/or others), if you choose to look at a painful experience and see it through the new perspective of gratitude for what it taught you or who it helped you become rather than the old perspective of blame and anger ? This may be a month when you play the role of the support, the guide, the one who helps another navigate through a difficult or painful decision or process, to let them know they are not alone and that they will be able to get through this and come out on the other side. Recognise not only your ability to play that role, but also the importance and need that there is in your willingness to step into that role rather than shying away from it. You may be the one who helps to bring a new perspective. You may be the one who needs to be willing to humbly accept or make an apology by seeing that we’re all in this boat called life together, rather than only seeing things from your side, from your perspective, from your place of hurt or anger.
8 of Pentacles (Galaxy Formation)
Ally : Herb : Ginger : health; protection; attracts money; motivation; gets energy moving to use talents in constructive ways; helps the inner craftsperson emerge; helps eliminate feelings of stagnation; gets the juices flowing
alternative : black pepper; cayenne; galangal
Affirmation : I work in a meditative and steady way in order to create the results that I desire.
This is a month to just focus on work, everyday chores and life, the simple pleasures. Get done what needs to get done. Focus on getting things on the to-do list checked off. This is a month for making or having a plan and sticking to it. This is a month for having or making a budget and sticking to it. Avoid anything out of the ordinary – taking on extra work or tasks, spending money on things outside of the daily or monthly routine. Get things organised. This can be a card that represents steady, long term work. It can also represent tedious, nose to the grindstone work as well. But for now, it’s just a matter of doing the work at hand and letting the extra « fun » stuff wait until later. Let this be a month during which you remember to stop and smell the flowers, to recognise and be grateful for the everyday things that are around you that you may not normally take notice of. You don’t need to go to a fancy botanical garden to simply take notice of the colourful summer flowers blooming in front of the office building. You don’t need to bemoan the lack of time or opportunity to go on a hike in the woods instead of simply going for a walk in the nearby park. Focus on your craft this month, on what you do well, on what you are able to create so that you can hone it and perfect it. Follow through on something to do it better, to take it to a deeper level, rather than dabbling in many things or starting something new at the expense of something you’ve already been doing. This would be a good time to take on a do-it-yourself project, or to take class in a craft that you are interested in (more likely something to expand upon skills you already have rather than something completely new). Diligence and perseverance are called for this month. Keep at it.
XI Justice (Planck’s Constant)
Ally : Herb : Plantain : helps identify and clear out sources of irritation; loosens congested thoughts or fixed ways; creates greater clarity; helps rebalance and make adjustment
alternative : purslane
Affirmation : By creating greater balance within, I create more joy in my life.
Disharmony creates a sense of being out of balance. This can then lead to pain and discomfort. It is necessary this month to look at where in your life things are out of balance, where you are afraid of or refuse to make the right choices and decisions which then leads to (additional) pain or discomfort that could have perhaps been avoided. You may tend to give in to impulse rather than have the discipline to do the right thing. But don’t look for others to blame or take your pain out on. Instead, focus that energy on bringing yourself back into balance and alignment by readjusting your own way of thinking and your own actions. Are you lacking compassion for others by being so caught up in bemoaning your own state of being ? The Justice card represents that which is Right, that which is True, that which is Fair and Just. Appearing reversed, it can indicate that something may not go or be decided in your favour this month. It may indicate a delay or (new) obstacle in a legal matter (a broad term that is not only about courts and lawyers, but also things like contract signings, meetings, approvals, etc). You may find yourself saying more than once this month, « That’s not fair ! » or feeling that you have been treated unjustly. The reversal of this card suggests not to pursue legal action at this time, as it likely would not end up going the way you want it to, getting dragged out for a long period of time, or not being decided in your favour, if you were to initiate legal action during this month (though it may be an avenue to pursue at a later time). You may need to look and honestly see where you are treating others in an unfair, unjust, or untrue manner. Let your heart and its capacity for compassion guide you this month rather than your head with its logical, analytical, cold approach. Recognise the humanity in others and in yourself rather than just as « the other. » How are you not being True to yourself ? Where are you afraid to live your Truth ? Perhaps you don’t know what is true and right for you, and you are too easily swayed by other opinions rather than knowing and having your own voice to speak your truth, even if it goes against what others are saying. Where are you shutting down and shutting up rather than speaking out and fighting against what is wrong, what is unjust, what is unfair, even if it is in the defence of another and not just about you ? Perhaps you need to stop talking and to be willing to listen, to hear what another has to say rather than being so convinced that you are right and you know the truth. There may be a great deal of confusion, muddle, misunderstanding, miscommunication this month. All you can do is make sure you are not contributing to exacerbating these conditions. Be willing to seek out the truth rather than simply believing or acting based on what someone has told you. Remember, there are three sides to every story : their truth, your truth, and the real Truth.
Knight of Cups (Perseus)
Ally : Herb : Sarsparilla : purification of the emotions; helps to express clearly our most intimate thoughts and feelings
alternative : dandelion root, red clover, barberry root
Affirmation : I create opportunities to share my thoughts and feelings with others.
Caution is advised in accepting what is being offered this month as there may be hidden or ulterior motives or strings attached. The reversal of the Knight of Cups suggests that what is being offered may not be in your best interests, and the person offering often likely knows that but also knows that it is in their best interest to get you to accept it with little concern for how it might affect you. A cold hearted snake would be an apt way to describe who you might be dealing with this month (and, of course, you have to examine whether you are acting like the cold hearted snake in a situation, only looking out for your own interests even when you know it may hurt or otherwise be detrimental to another). The Knight of Cups is a traditional card representing the proposal. Reversed, it would suggest that a (expected ?) proposal may not be forthcoming this month; or that it may not be the best time to propose, as you may get a response you weren’t anticipating or wanting. There is a sense that your heart isn’t in it this month, that perhaps you are just going through the motions. Use this as an opportunity to assess whether the situation or relationship is no longer something that you really want or is really right for you, or if this is just a temporary phase that will likely pass. It’s time to stop waiting for the knight on the white horse to swoop in and save the day; similarly, who or what you may have idealised as the saviour on the white horse is likely to disappoint, let you down, or show their true colours and intentions soon. The Knight of Cups represents Trust. And when reversed, it indicates having our trust broken, or an inability to open our hearts, make ourselves vulnerable and trust anyone due to having been hurt or betrayed in the past. Since it appears reversed, it suggests that there is still some healing that needs to be done before you fully engage in another relationship or situation, that it’s not time to move forward or act on matters of the heart just yet as the wounds haven’t had time to properly heal so that you can enter into a new situation in a healthy way rather than looking for someone or something to fix or save you. Don’t lead with your heart right now; instead, listen to what your head is saying and act from a place of logic, rationality, objectivity.
5 of Swords (White Dwarf)
Ally : Herb : Mistletoe : protection; helps to cultivate witness consciousness, the ability to « observe » oneself and one’s situation; fosters a greater degree of clarity and objectivity; loosens up knotted and congested emotional and mental states
alternative : hops; lobelia
Affirmation : I let go of my judgements and allow love to be my guide.
After feeling or coming through a period of defeat, despondency, rejection, it is time to stop gazing down at the ground in despair and to raise your head, look forward and upward, and start to move forward again. You’ve given in to the defeat long enough. The reversal of this card can indicate that it is time to know when to throw down the white flag and walk away rather than continuing to subject yourself to the bloody battle (be it internal and/or external) any longer. It is time to change your perspective, alter your strategy, differ your approach. Just because you can’t « win » (which often means be right or fix everything) doesn’t mean that you have « lost. » This is no longer your battle to fight. Instead of fostering an attitude of defeat, cultivate a perspective of learning from the situation, mistakes and all, so that you can move forward stronger, more confident, and able to avoid some of these same mistakes and situations again. Are you the oppressor (bully) or the oppressed (victim) ? And perhaps it is time that you make the choice to be neither. Stop seeing the situation as a fight and start looking for the way toward mutual understanding, peace and reconciliation. It’s not worth it anymore. You have the opportunity now to sink further into (self) deception or to learn, grow, evolve, and move forward. All that remains is the dark, inert lump of post-mortem remains. New life can only be found elsewhere. So don’t let this be when you decide to roll over and play dead for the rest of your life. See that there is still plenty of life and experience out there for you, but only if you move away from the life and soul sucking inertia where you find yourself at present. You are giving in to the self-defeatist tendency toward comparison...comparing you and your life, your situation, your opportunities, etc. with other people, and determining that, oh woe is you, you have less to offer, less opportunity, others have had it so easy or so well. Once you simply start living your life and stop comparing yourself, your life and your situation to others, the more likely you are to start seeing the sunlight of optimism and opportunity peeking through the dark clouds rather than seeing the dark clouds slowly but surely obscuring and engulfing the sunlight completely.
9 of Pentacles (Quasar)
Ally : Herb : Dark Grapes : prosperity and abundance; joy (even in times of sorrow or difficulty); helps clear away envy, selfishness, dissatisfaction; fosters appreciation of what one has, the abundance of life in all its forms
alternative : raspberries; dong quai; vitex
Affirmation : I am open to the abundance that my labour and talents provide.
Amidst all the astrological energies going on, this is a very nice card to get. The 9 of Pentacles can be a period when we are seeing our efforts pay off and the fruits of our labours coming to fruition. You are at the peak of your creative abilities this month, so really use them to cultivate and celebrate your achievements and accomplishments. You may stand alone this month, the sole figure of accomplishment, reward, achievement. Perhaps you are the top sales person of the month, or the most productive on the team while everyone else seems to be struggling to get things done. This is a card that suggests a month when you stand out from the crowd, when you stand tall and singular. This is a maturity of knowing who you are and what you have done, what you can do, and what you want to do. There is an awareness that you don’t need anyone or anything else. There may be a certain sense of melancholy or loneliness as it might seem that everything is going right for you while others around you are struggling. But this is a card that also indicates you’ve had your struggles and come through them, you’ve done your work and are now able to reap the rewards of that. You have the ability to create the world that you want to live in, and this is the month to really focus on making your external world a true reflection and representation of who you are. There may be an emphasis on beautifying your surroundings, your home environment, your personal wardrobe and body. Stand tall, stand proud, stand strong this month. Acknowledge your accomplishments rather than downplaying them. You have achieved, or perhaps you will have an offer or opportunity for, a position of authority and responsibility with its attendant perks. This is a card that highlights self-determination, financial stability, and what you’ve been doing or working towards really starting to pay off. Use your good taste and discerning eye for what is aesthetically pleasing this month...perhaps even turning those qualities into a career, or a component of your career, in some way. There is a great sense of inner accomplishment and peace, that you are where you want and need to be, that you have done what is right and necessary, and now you can see and enjoy what that has brought you. Don’t close yourself off from what is being offered or coming your way this month. Be wise in how you use and spend your resources rather than being frivolous or giving in to avarice.
4 of Pentacles (Elliptical Galaxy)
Ally : Herb : Cascara Bark : enables one to let go of fixed and outmoded thoughts and ideas; loosens and releases old experiences to overcome spiritual and mental constipation and toxicity; helps to absorb the full meaning of old experiences
alternative : cascara is also known as california buckthorn; triphala; rhubarb root
Affirmation : I acknowledge my spiritual power and security. I discover my faith within.
Steady as she goes could be your phrase for the month. This is a card that suggests you sit on what you’ve got for the time being in order for it to age and mature, to allow the foundation to settle and be as strong as possible in order to support what you want to create and build on it. Structure and order are called for this month, so it is best to minimise risk taking, impulse buys or actions, overdoing what isn’t planned or budgeted for. This is a card that indicates a month focused on saving rather than spending. Be careful that you are not clinging to old things that no longer have a purpose and just clutter up space, but don’t be so quick to just discard something for the next greatest and latest thing to come along. Do you need a new computer if the old one is still working perfectly fine and serving your needs ? Do you need to spend the money on a new car right now just because the one you have is two years « old » ? The obvious theme being that this is a month to only expend resources – be it money, time, energy – for what is needed rather than on wants, desires, impulses. Be careful that you don’t look at everything and, especially, everyone in terms of there value or worth to you from a materialistic perspective as perceived value can differ from inherent value, and things can become valuable over time if we hold on to them (like the fifty cent comic book that is now worth $1 500 twenty years later). This is a card of stability and foundation, especially on the material level, so it can indicate that things are in an okay place for now, that there is no need to rock the boat, and to just keep doing things as we’ve been doing them for the moment. But you also have to use this month as an opportunity to look at your life and recognise where you are holding on too tightly. Perhaps it is in regards to your emotions, that you are being very conservative and miserly with how you share your emotions and feelings with one or more others. This is not productive, and can lead to getting stuck in a rut, to stagnation, to boredom. Do you feel like, or are you being accused of being, a miser in some area of your life...stingy, penny pincher, always holding back, keeping things in ? This would be where you need to look at opening up more, being more generous and giving. Are you being too rigid or selfish in some way or in some area ? We can’t be so resistant to allowing any form of change into our lives that we just end up stagnating and then rotting away the opportunity for the new to come in to our lives.
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