This card, for me on a personal level, has come at a crucial stage in my life. The past has held me back and I’ve been afraid to move forward for fear of hurting the feelings of someone.
But that’s the past and I’m not going that way anymore.
Letting situations go is never an easy thing to do. We always feel safe in the tried and tested, why would we unsettle everything?
But it is in the unsettling that we find our voice, often find out who we really are, not who we are pretending to be for the sake of others.
Embrace change. Let things go. Move forward knowing it is the right step for you to take.
With Valentine’s just a couple of days away, today my message is one of love.
I am always talking about how love isn’t just about the romantic kind. It’s about our families. Our friends. Work or school colleagues.
People can go OTT at this time of the year. I don’t think that matters, why should it to us? We don’t always know what is going on in the personal lives of other people.
People without partners can feel down at this time of year. The displays of cards, flowers, gifts, a constant reminder of what they don’t have.
This is where self love is important.
Self love is a special kind of love. You always have yourself. I think it’s important at any time of the year to practice self love and care, soul love. Especially during these dark and uncertain times. But at this time of year it can be a wonderful way to help with any feelings of lack.
Be good to yourself. Be kind. Be loving. Remind yourself that you are not defined by having a man or a woman in your life. Your worth is all about you as a whole, not what someone else brings to your life.
Celebrate the love you have for yourself this coming weekend. Even if you are in a relationship, there’s nothing wrong with loving you too.
And if you’re not in a relationship and haven’t learnt to love yourself yet, just be gentle with yourself right now. Use this weekend as a starting point to loving you. Keep things simple to start with, learning to love yourself is difficult enough, so don’t over complicate any gestures or actions you plan on doing.
Most of all celebrate love this weekend. Any kind of love. Not just romantic love.
Th card is all about centring on the feeling of joy. No matter what is going on in our own lives we can still experience joy by awakening our senses. There are plenty of ways for us to engage all of our senses you just have to be willing to explore them.
During the run-up to Valentine’s Day we can engage with our sense of touch, our sense of smell, our sense of taste, our sense of sight and sound/hearing.
We don’t have to have a partner to engage our senses. Having a luxurious bath can engage some of our senses. Listening to music too.
There is no reason for us not to feel sensual if we are alone. A little imagination can go along way.
Ooh how appropriate. The theme for February is love, so if your love life could do with some attention this card is for you.
Love and relationships aren’t just about romantic love. Love can be self love, familial love, just about anything really.
Libra is the sign of balance. Of harmony. The new moon always heralds new starts, new beginnings. Together they signify a harmonious and balanced new start.
Wherever the scales have tipped too far, know now that are coming back to centre once more. Love. Family. Work. Friendship. It’s all about to come back to centre.
The outlook for February seems to be much of the same, the energy is still quite heavy, and for me, I believe the onus should be on us achieving our best for ourselves, as well as those around us.
Even though everything still has a bleak feeling about it, we can focus on all of the good in our lives, no matter how small.
Carrying even the smallest amount of hope within ourselves allows us to forget, however momentarily, about the dark days that we are living through.
That hope grows a tiny bit each day, until one day it has encompassed us and filled us with brightness and positivity.
Over the coming weeks be the change that you want to see in the world. It always starts with ourselves and grows bigger and wider from there.
Stay strong. Have hope. Smile often.
Continuing on from yesterday’s body theme, today the guidance is regarding rest.
Resting isn’t just about getting sufficient sleep each night, although that is a big part of it. Resting is essential after we’ve been to work or to school/university; even when we work from home, in fact, especially if we work from home.
Rest plays a vital role in maintaining our bodies needs, along side food and water. Rest can make sure we have a clear head when it comes to our lives.
The card is suggesting the coming weeks may continue to be hectic and stressful, and that getting the rest that our bodies require is essential.
We are almost half way through the first month of a brand new year, and boy do I feel like it’s been a tough one already.
Mercury is in the shadow period it encounters right before retrograding, yep, we’ve got that coming up at the end of the month.
We’ve just had the New Moon (early hours of Wednesday morning for us in the UK), so there’s the energies still rolling on from that.
There’s a whole host of other planets creating a storm right now too, so it’s no wonder we are all feeling the energy bouncing around us and shaking everything up.
That’s why we need to care for and nurture ourselves. As the quote says, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
Whatever you choose to do for yourself over the next few days, be gentle with yourself and others too. We are all feeling it right now.