Illumination: Energy for the Week of 1 July 2019

Illumination: Energy for the Week of 1 July 2019


We enter the second half (and the third quarter) of the calendar year as this week begins. Does that seem possible? Does it feel as though six months of 2019 elapsed already? Whether it seems possible or feels as though six months elapsed, it's a fact. Well, it's a human "reality" at least.

Illumination: Energy for the Week of 1 July 2019 | Ellen M. Gregg :: Intuitive :: The Soul Ways

Our cards for this week are:

  • The Great Gathering: It's all coming together. Intuitive hits. Soul tribe.*
  • Six of Swords**
  • Fish: King of Diamonds (Pentacles)***

I feel and see powerful energies coming together as one. The feeling vibes with a gathering storm; "super-charged," I hear. The tension rises, and with it our awareness and anticipation of the storm's arrival. And while there may be a meteorological storm gathering, the storm outlined here isn't that.

A portion of the storm generates from within. Eclipse season opens with the new moon, and Mercury stations retrograde the end of the week. Between those two alone, the inner storm gathers so we may resolve past wounds. It illuminates what requires our attention and our healing.

While we may wish to avoid the sharp edges of those wounds, that only prolongs the pain. The eclipses and Mercury retrograde support our shadow work. And the energy of Fish suggests our accord with Earth's healing, too. As we heal our wounds, we heal Earth's wounds (the external portion of the "storm").

"There comes a storm which presents an offering for all. The storm washes away the distress and distraction, providing clarity and understanding. While uncomfortable at first, the ways of the storm ultimately bring relief and release."

See? We need only walk through the storm - preferably together. No avoidance. On the other side, the light shines.


With the new moon on the 2nd and our continued swim through watery Cancer season, the "intuitive hits" subtext from our first card hits home. Heightened intuition and all the senses and perceptions that come with it contribute to the inner storm. Why? Because as we're clearing out the wounds of the past, we access deeper regions of our soul. It's a "power play" of sorts, with a "storm surge" that pushes us toward expansion.

So, we need practice awareness of the variables of our inner storm. Notice how the release of past hurts opens our intuition further. The tension of that space - the contraction of it - leads us to expansion.

Blessed be.

*The Great Gathering from Work Your Light oracle cards by Rebecca Campbell and Danielle Noel.
**Six of Swords from Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot by Pamela Colman Smith
***Fish from Fairy Tale Lenormand by Lisa Hunt and Arwen Lynch

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