The Week Ahead – 03/21/16

Reading for the week ahead beginning Monday, March 21, 2016, is from the Chrysalis Tarot by Toney Brooks & Holly Sierra.  U.S. Games Systems, Inc. – 2014.

Chrysalis Tarot Eight of Spirals – Four of Spirals – Seven of Spirals

“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” 
 Shannon L. Alder

You’ll want to pay close attention to your dreams and especially out-of-the-blue stray thoughts this week.  Have you ever experienced a thought ,an idea, or a dream, that seems to be more of a message than a fleeting whimsy?   Are these thoughts that surface from your own subconscious or perhaps messages you’re receiving from spirit?  I believe that both occurrences are true and either way we should take a moment and examine them more closely.  When possible, write them down before you lose the details.  Like a dream soon forgotten with only wisps of memory, these messages can slip away all too soon.

The suit of Spirals is associated with the suit of Wands and in the Chrysalis Tarot they represent our passion, personal growth, fire, and energy.  With this card there is usually a need for urgency, whether its in an action for you to take or a message you need to receive, you won’t want to miss it.  The Eight of Spirals is the Chrysalis dream awareness card.  It reminds you to be mindful of your waking and sleeping dreams, and of odd inspirations and mysterious impulses.  The Eight of Spirals bodes well for rapid progress and successful conclusion of unresolved matters.  The Blood Moon marks a time when ancestral energy from the Otherworld reaches its highest peak.  In your reading, this card says to pay attention to random thought and peculiar dreams.

The Four of Spirals (Harvest Home) reminds us to take time from our busy schedule this week to recharge, both physically and mentally.  If like me your week ahead is packed with all sorts of working and running around, you’ll definitely need to remember to set aside some time for yourself to clear out the cobwebs.  Spring has just arrived here in the northern hemisphere and it’s time for some spring cleaning…of the mind.  The news or message you’ve received in the Eight of Spirals may have opened a new door and given you a new perspective.  It’s time to bring out the dusting fluffs, and the broom to make room for a fresh season.  When paradigms shift and worldviews change, the adjustments bring about the difficult process of clearing.  Clearing energy is one of the subtle energies the Four of Spirals symbolizes in a reading.  The challenges posed by most anything new are lessened by the clearing energies of regathering symbolized by the Four of Spirals.  In readings, the Harvest Home asks you to sweep out the antiquated ideas and beliefs that no long serve you well to make room for those that will.                           

The Seven of Spirals calls on us to once again take some type of actions, to be assertive and stand your ground.  The Seven of Spirals highlights self-assertiveness a human quality best administered with bear-like strength and caution.  The “Goldilocks” approach to assertiveness balance strength, which can lead to overbearing power and control, with caution, which can lead to setting boundaries.  Weak, fuzzy boundaries are the building blocks of codependency.  Typically, weak boundaries are unenforced.  If you’ve gathered your strength, your wits, and your head is clear (Four of Spirals), then you are as prepared as you are able to take and back-up the actions you’ve started in the Eight of Spirals.   A word of caution: The cold porridge of codependency is a significant problem for many people.  Its main cause is the lack of self-esteem, which also breeds fear of rejection.  Codependents are overly concerned about what others think about them.  Establishing balance between caring for yourself and caring for others is the lesson of the Seven of Spirals.  When our bear awakens from his winter;’s rest, he expects to find Goldilocks balance was restored to his surroundings.  In our own surroundings it’s important to maintain balance between the hot porridge of aggressive, outspoken behavior (strength) and the cold porridge of passive, reserved behavior (caution).  When assertiveness is just right, your energy signature will attract like-minded individuals into your life.  Assertiveness means protecting sacred space, setting clear boundaries, and accepting responsibility for the choices you make.

text in italics is taken from the LWB and the new Companion Book.