Happy Labor Day to those celebrating it! I’m thankful for unions and the work they’ve done to recognize that as human beings, we need to take care of ourselves, not place ourselves as cogs in the machine for profit. I’m also thankful for the work being done to recognize that as beings, it is worth it to exist, not because you bring in some tidy profit but because you are alive and here. And so we keep going.
So what energies are themselves known this week? I’m taking a break from Halloween to let the Fey guide me today.
2 of Pentacles
News, messages, growth. Ties between the small and large, the material and the spiritual.
Sometimes, I really don’t get the tie between the meaning and the card. I would have to say that there’s the beginning of growth, of absorbing new ideas and concepts that will allow you to grow. On the other hand, I’d love to have ties between the material and the spiritual in my life, as I’m gearing up to “out” myself at Pagan Pride this coming weekend, and getting ready to put together a spiritual practice in the material world.
4 of Swords
Reaction to problems, ability to fight, decisiveness. Preparing for conflict.
Oh, this Fey is most definitely putting on a warrior’s face. It sounds like a conflict is coming to a head, such as deciding between the material and the spiritual worlds, and the 4 of Swords is reminding us that we have the skills and gear we need to take on this conflict without hurting ourselves.
Ace of Wands
Creativity, birth, beginning, potential.
On the other hand, the Ace of Wands promises a new beginning, one with much more potential for serenity and living in line with one’s values. (I swear I wrote that sentence before grabbing the key words! It’s just that easy to see.)
Take the time to gird your loins, stop putting off any conflict, and remember that if you approach this hurdle with your best values, you can start on the path to the rest of your life, for your highest good.
With all the upheaval in my emotional life in the last two weeks, this is an incredibly reassuring reading! I hope it helps someone else. Be well this week.