We're skimming the outer edge of April at this point and preparing to embark upon May. May begins with Beltane, a celebration of the approximate midway point between Spring and Summer. It brings with it a lustiness and a surge of creation in the most base sense. At this time of year, everyone and everything seems to be creating... and procreating.
Illuminating the Week of 29 April 2019
Drawing The Empress* to guide us from April into May is no surprise. The Empress bears the energy of creation and procreation. She embodies fertility in its many guises and seasons, from maiden to mother to crone. And she also embodies the energy of Earth. Notice how lush everything in the image appears.
Then there's Badger Spirit**, who seems almost as though another version of The Empress (even though I don't wish to put a gender upon it). Something about the lushness of the flowers and leaves speaks to a similar landscape. And notice how Badger Spirit's hat features feathers (air) whereas The Empress' crown features stars (also air).
"Supreme energy of growth breaks the mold of the energy past. The growth requires of those in awareness that they pursue it with a bold fearlessness that may only be found within the heart and soul. The energy for the week that is sparks a change that will forge as though a new pattern in your life. Allow the growth to beckon you, and allow yourself to step into it."
That's a beautiful message. I hear a quote from the book Charlotte's Web, spoken by Templeton (the rat): "Must be Spring. Everything's sprouting." It is Spring indeed, here in the Northern hemisphere. Sprouting is highly encouraged.
Will you allow yourself to step into the growth available to you?
What new pattern of your life might result?