Tarot for the Soul ~ week of August 14-20, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe. We always have gifts being delivered to us—and spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you”… and, so, by taking this moment to give thanks, we generate even more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

YOUR READING

~ WEEK OF AUGUST 14-20, 2017 ~

 

this week spread

GIFTS:

This week, embrace the wisdom of flowers.photo_water Queen

In the Receptivity Card (Queen of Water), notice how a lotus encircles the woman’s head. Her head is completely enveloped in the flower. She is one with the flower, she functions as a flower: energy is flowing into her (from the stars), and energy is flowing out of her (into the Earth), as one seamless flowing motion. Everything is in tune. Everything is smooth and perfect.

If you gaze at this card long enough, you begin to get a sense that this woman is functioning no longer from a place of mind, no longer from a place of logic and rational analysis, but, rather, from a place of feeling and intuition. She has evolved. She has combined her incredible powers of Human Being with the wisdom of the plant world, the wisdom of the flowers.

This week, your gift is the wisdom of the flowers: simplicity, instinct, intuition—a deep sense of connection with the Universe. Beauty.

In some ways, we could say that flowers and plants are more in tune with the Universe than we human beings are—because they don’t cloud their existence with worries. They simply gather the sun, drink the nutrients from the soil, breathe, and be. They are effortless. They know they will be provided for, and so their undivided energy is devoted to simply being. They are.

We love looking at plants and being out in Nature because they remind us that life really is simple.

This week, you will be able to access the flows of intuition more easily. You will be more receptive to the ease and bliss of the Universal forces flowing through you. Open your ears—it will be easy. Open your heart—it will be easy. Open your mind—it will be easy.

This week, you are graced with an enhanced sense of receptivity. You will know as the flowers know, be as the flowers be. This is your gift this week.

Recommendation: Each morning this week, first thing when you wake up, sit quietly with your spine straight, palms facing up, and say aloud: “I am open and receptive to the wisdom of the Universe. I am open. I am receptive. I am a flower, being fed by the stars.”

GROWTH:

This week, it’s important to recognize that both cards are water cards.

In Tarot, water cards symbolize emotions and intuition. The water element is the aspect of Divine Feminine that is heart-based and feelings-based. photo_water 7

In the Projections Card (7 of Water), we see a man and a woman looking at each other. Yet they are not really truly looking: what they are seeing, instead, is an illusion. They see false, distorted images.

Why?

When we gaze at the other, the other becomes our mirror. The Universe is made of many beings so that we have many opportunities to learn and explore what is within. We have these amazing (and sometimes crazy!) relationships with others—seemingly outside our own bodies—in order to feel more deeply what is within.

It’s a paradox.

In the ultimate view of the Universe, no one and nothing is separate. We are all interconnected strands of one energy. And, yet, as we manifest into bodies, we seem to be separate. That is the whole game of it! The game is to have these things called relationships: to interact with others so that we may reveal hidden truths within ourselves.

We want to connect so we can feel connected. We want to relate so we can feel relatable.

The spiritual journey is finding balance between the outward adventures (relationships) and the inward adventures, such as meditation, Reiki, yoga, and other healing arts, where we learn to go within our own heartspace to learn what our own energy feels like, to learn what our own auric field feels like. We feel the muscles in our legs and we feel the way it feels to breathe using the lungs inside our own particular chest. We learn what it is to be “me.”

As we devote more and more time to inner exploration, to meditation of various kinds, we can engage more wholly and honestly in relationship with others. This week, remember this delicate balance. That is your challenge. Are you spending enough time alone? Are you noticing and honoring your feelings? Are you giving yourself enough time in your day for quiet reflection? Are you meditating? Are you walking outside in Nature? Are you caring for your physical body—giving yourself the proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise? Are you feeding yourself positive, uplifting affirmations? Are you hugging yourself and touching your own body with love?

This week, you are invited to see the opportunity to bring more emotional balance into your life. Through more balance between inner exploration and outer relationships, you reduce the tendency to mentally project your own desires, expectations, and judgments upon others. You learn to, instead, intuitively feel and sense people and situations as they truly are. You learn to feel with an open heart.


 

Thanks for joining me, friends. If you have a comment about this week’s reading, I’d love to hear from you. And if you haven’t already, please follow this blog to receive Tarot for the Soul delivered straight to your inbox!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

May you be blessed.
May you be abundant.
May you shine your radiant light.
May the love that you feel
be all that you embrace and heal.

 

Sending all my love,

Anya Light ♥

Rowan!
A moment of light and bliss with my darling soulmate Rowan, after my recent talk at the Center for Conscious Living

 

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