Greetings on this very special week when we receive the powerful Solstice gift of Light.
I threw this reading on the Full Moon, asking for practical advice for opening to the Light of Winter Solstice. Consult this spread throughout the coming days of the holiday season to remain present, centered and balanced.
Watch the video, or read the following article for a summary of the spread.
The Emperor in the position of Body is saying that it is important to ground. If you’re feeling “off center” or insecure in any way, it’s a sign that you’re not fully grounded. Move your awareness within and then down into the Earth. Work with breath and visualization to connect to the vitality and strength of the Earth. She is a part of you.
10 of Discs, Wealth, in the position of Mind is affirming the abundance of the material world. It’s important this week to keep your awareness on appreciation and the many gifts that are already present in your life. If you’re experiencing stress or any form of lack, including scarcity of time, remember that you only need to shift perspective by a shift of awareness. In every moment there are infinite opportunities for appreciation.
If you’re still feeling stressed and having trouble grounding, then consider the spiritual support from the 4 of Swords.
4 of Swords, Truce, in the position of Spirit represents the help available this week to access clarity in the form of a strong, calm and confident mind. This is the Mind that transcends apparent conflict in order to access the larger perspective of trust. The four steps that lead to the confident mind are: Show Up, Pay Attention, Speak Your Truth, and Release Attachment to Outcome. During the holiday season it can be easy to get caught up in unrealistic expectations, either from yourself or others, and these four steps can help you return to balance and appreciation in the moment.
There’s another very important message in this week’s reading, shown in the image below:
In order to remain aligned and available to the blessings this week, it is necessary to go within. Your sense of balance, abundance, and appreciation will come from inner alignment. Be sure to set aside time each day for quiet and self care.
I drew a fourth card asking for additional guidance around this very practical advice.
As the final card of the reading, the High Priestess is a powerful affirmation of this week’s gift of light and love. The High Priestess is You, clothed in light. She is your Higher Self, your Guardian Angel, available now in a very direct way to connect you with your own wisdom and larger sense of Self. This is the “Gift” of Solstice, and what you will experience when you ground and center within.
I wish you all the gifts of this Blessed Season,
PS – Scroll below the video to see your invitation to the upcoming New Year Tarot Retreat.
Manifesting for the New Year – January Tarot Retreat
Join me at the January Tarot Retreat for a very special weekend of rejuvenation and focused manifesting as we leave the holiday season and enter 2014, the Year of The Chariot. Prepare for your year of Fortunate Change at this first-ever retreat, held on Bainbridge Island at the Eagle Harbor Inn. I’d love to see you there!
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