This message speaks to those who have recently gone through, or are going through, a time of self reflection. You may feel like you’ve lost your true self in the previous months, even years. This loss of self may have been triggered by outside influences, such as work, relationships, family, or a new group of friends. Whatever the seeming cause, there is something inside of you that needs to be reckoned with.
The dark mirror isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it is better than the clear mirror which only reflects back the shallow surface. If you smile, your reflection smiles. It’s easy to mask what is really going on internally. The dark mirror, however, forces you to address the issues you wish to conceal, for only when you face challenges can you overcome them. Don’t be afraid. Everyone has issues they keep inside. It takes more strength to address the pain residing in ourselves then to repress it. Once you do, the healing can begin and you can learn to trust yourself again, or maybe for the very first time. Only then will your true self be revealed to you and to the world. This is how we begin leading an authentic life.
Ways to self examine: Do you like the friends you surround yourself with? Are you doing healthy activities together? Do you like your job? What steps are you taking to reach your goals? Do you conceal how you really feel in your relationships? Do you talk negatively about yourself? Do your actions align with your words? Do your actions align with your future goals? Do memories from your childhood still make you cry? Are there some memories you physically can’t discuss? Do you treat your body with respect? Do you treat others with respect?
These questions will get you thinking about the areas in your life that could use healing energy.
Currently, spirit is urging you to not accept things at face value. I am receiving that for some this is a very personal experience of avoiding your true self because it’s going to be very painful to address the issues that have been repressed. If you find yourself blaming others for the mishaps of your life, this part is for you. Blaming is an easy fix which takes the focus off of ourselves. This is in the shallows, and you are being called to dive deep. It is ok to not take any action at this time. Gather information about yourself and take a serious inventory on your life and how you ended up in this mental or emotional place without placing blame on friends or lovers, even family. There comes a point in our lives when we must forgive and release even the most heinous acts of our caretakers.
For others I am getting a different message. There is something going on in your life in which another party may be attempting to take advantage of your trusting nature. “The Unseen” cautions you to ask questions, dive deeper. You are being guided to ask someone with more experience about the situation, as well as use your gut feeling. If it’s too good to be true, it is. Period. It may seem like a quick fix, something that will “bring” happiness. But you are being called to remember that nothing is easy, and trying to talk yourself into believing it is will not make it so, no matter how badly you want it. Do the necessary work to uncover all that is hidden, even if it makes the other person angry or uncomfortable. Anger and discomfort in others only shows you that there is something hidden. I am getting that now is the time to set firm boundaries. Do not allow future suffering in your life just to make another happy in the immediate.
Conchomancy is calling you to move forward on your own spiritual practice. Water connects us with our emotional energy and you are being called to do exactly that. Go to the beach and search for seashells, but make sure it is clear of anything living! Take in the healing energy of the wind and water. Pick up litter to show gratitude to the earth for providing life. I am receiving that some of you are drawn to seashell patterns in the home already. Now is the time to research their meaning and use their power for your own personal healing. This will propel you forward! It will help you discover your authentic self, and assist in making better life decisions which will bring you great happiness.
For others, seashells are not your thing. That is fine! You may have been curious about crystal healing. This is the time to move forward on learning and collecting crystals to add to your self-evolution journey! You do not have to have all the answers to get started. I am guided to suggest an abalone shell to this group, and for those who have pearls, wear them! These small moves towards self care will provide great clarity in your self evaluation and emotional healing!
All readings are timeless. The Divine sends us messages when we are ready to hear them.
This is a message of self love in order to connect with universal love. This reading is for those who are having trouble seeing the true beauty in themselves due to cultural expectations, societal norms, or simply from past trauma. The energy imbalance here is what is causing separation because you and the love that you are seeking.
The first card is Coral’s Wisdom. Just like coral constructs slowly beneath the waves, so does building our true selves from deep within. We develop slowly and naturally, going through many life transformations as time passes in order to grow into our true being. Many times this process seems stuck. Here I’m seeing someone who is trying to conform into a situation that isn’t part of their true self. It is natural to want to fit in; it’s actually human nature to want acceptance. Sometimes, however, the people or places you’re wanting acceptance from aren’t right for who you really are. These experiences are here for a reason. It is to teach you about your true self, and push into the transformative energy that will help you grow into the person you were put here to be. With this growth you will find a self love that is so purely unconditional that the right people naturally come to you. Don’t fear change and rebirth of the self. With each awakening, you get closer and closer to finding what truly feeds your soul. This card is a number 4, signifying the solid foundation on which to build. Number 4 takes an idea and brings it to life. You’ve done well constructing yourself thus far— keep going in ways that are true to who you are!
In the present position is Beauty. This card represents the beauty within and without. It speaks of what you put out into the world, your natural gifts of expression, and embracing the intricacies that make you who you are. It is time to cultivate your passions. It is time to nurture your individual beauty. If you spend too much time in the morning straightening curly hair, it’s time to allow your curls to breathe. Give yourself more time to care for your soul, rather than the ideals of a society that doesn’t appreciate diverse beauty. Spend more time doing things you love instead of what others expect from you. The more effort we put into nurturing our true selves, the more beautiful we become. Our light begins to shine outward and we inspire those around us to do the same. The Beauty card is calling for you to focus on yourself right now. Focus on self care, forming rituals of beauty that feel right to you, and cultivate the natural talents that make you, you! Forget about the standards others put on you. Forget about societal standards. You were put here to inspire others with your natural gifts. Take this time to find the beauty within. This card is in the position of 1. 1 represents beginnings, further exemplifying the need to start going within to find your true passions and nurture those gifts!
The Yearning card is in the future position, but I sense this is a feeling currently happening. This longing may be for someone you have already met, or have yet to meet. Some may be yearning for a love they haven’t found but are anxious to find. Others are feeling the sting of separation from someone they’ve already met. There is an energy here that this separation is meant for the two of you to grow. You need this time apart in order to develop into your true selves. Although nobody likes pain, it pushes us to understand our greater purpose and to give us the space to grow in order to continue building the person we were meant to be. Although the feeling sucks, would you rather feel an even deeper pain of being with someone who wasn’t ready for you, or vice versa, hurting someone you love because you weren’t ready for them? This card is acknowledging that there is a soul connection, but it’s just not the right time for you. However, if you make healthy choices, focus on developing yourself, nurture your true being and grow into the beautiful individual you were meant to be and shine that light outward, guess what? This separation will cease to exist. Those who are meant for us will not pass us by. Trust in divine timing. This card is placed in the 4 position representing ideas taking shape. There is a reason for this longing and separation.
All together, the cards add up to a number 9! Nines represent the end of a cycle. You are releasing some old ways of viewing yourself and your position in the world and are being called to embrace who you truly are. Rejoice in this energy! The love you seek is seeking you.
Healing crystal recommendation:
Rose quartz:attracts love of all kinds, especially self love
Abalone shell: heals emotional turmoil and brings peace of mind; develops confidence
So much for one of each card! I asked Spirit to send me a message for the collective and four cards flew out from each deck. They even fell in the exact same pattern; so be it! We have two swords and two wand cards. A situation is about to become clearer, and with clarity comes great manifestation!
Two of Swords & Void-of-Course Moon
The first set is the Two of Swords with the Void-Of-Course Moon. More swords energy! Cutting through illusion and the bitter truth are relentless these past two weeks. Here, a choice must be made. Notice how the figure is blind folded wielding two swords? The swords represent the options you have in front of you. The blindfold must come off if you’re to see the situation for what it really is. In this case, you are being asked to let go of control. The unknown in this reading points to an unexplored way of being. Worry and fear are sometimes just a response to the unknown. There is a lot of teamwork action happening in this reading, and I see it hasn’t been sailing smoothly. The message is to let go of the anxiety that everything must be a certain way, really listen to others’ opinion. The Void-Of-Course Moon urges you to try another suggestion. It may work better than you think. Nothing is going to come of believing you can’t work with this person or people.
Waxing Crescent Moon & Five of Wands
The Five of Wands represent the dedicated work you’ve been put into this idea or job.The struggle isn’t over, but you’re well on your way to achieving what you set out to gain. There are five figures here helping wield the wands, symbolizing teamwork. Whatever your personal circumstance is entrepreneurial or leadership in a place of employment, this vision is shared and you are being called to release control and be flexible in your pursuits. Personalities have been clashing; nonetheless, you are getting closer to your goal. Don’t let a stubborn streak slow you down now. The Waxing Crescent Moon card further accentuates this message by urging you to keep going! Even if you, or the person or people included in this situation can’t see the forest through the trees, that doesn’t mean the view will never rise. Your goals are manifesting. Persevere and be patient. Remember, nothing worth having is easy.
Queen of Swords & New Moon in Pisces
The feminine energy of Queen of Swords is next, paired with the New Moon in Pisces. This is a serendipitous pair since the Queen of Swords, as fierce and powerful as she is, can have less than redeeming qualities when she feels she’s been wronged. This card is asking you to tame the anxiety and worry, heal any resentment or whatever negative feeling that has boiled over due to this situation. Learn the lesson that resulted from it instead. Then you’ll be able to work with the cool, mental clarity needed to achieve this dream collectively. The New Moon in Pisces urges you to release fear about this situation.There are good tidings underway and it will only be slowed down by allowing the mind to create false realities to feed the ego. The time is now to make the shared vision come to life; and for some, this their final chance to make the right choices.
New Moon in Aries & Three of Wands
The next set is the Three of Wands and the New Moon in Aries (how fitting that both are fire signs!) Fire creates, but it can also destroy. The figure in the Three of Wands is carefully tending to her fire. This card suggests that you do the same with your situation. Whatever happened with this other person, or people, who share in your goal are part of its growth process. Working with others isn’t always easy, but it’s a requirement to build great outcomes. The Three of Wands energy shows the foundation of your plan is already built and just needs tending to keep the fire blazing. Use this conflict to grow your communication and team building skills. Big opportunities are on the way! The New Moon in Aries reiterates the Three of Wands: the flame has caught, stoke that flame! There is still much work to be done and there’s enough fire energy to keep it moving to completion.
The New Moon in Aries also cautions against the Queen of Swords energy and suggests to treat people well. Even when we are in conflict with others, everyone shares the same basic needs of wanting to be heard and appreciated. Not everyone can get along at all times. A simple apology and a new perspective will lead you straight into achieving the vision you have begun so carefully crafting!
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