Illumination: Energy for the Week of 8 July 2019
Welcome to the second full week of July... and Mercury retrograde, which started officially yesterday and continues through 31 July. No need for fear or dread, though. This retrograde is in full medicine-man mode on our behalf. Even so, intentional practices support us during this phase.
Ace of Wands* suggests "fire power," as I hear.
"The ace welcomes a new beginning, a new adventure, a new way of being. The fire welcomes the opportunity to ignite a new venture which propels you into the mainstream and shows you the power within."
So, that's interesting, especially since we're in retrograde energy that invites resting; pausing; resuscitating. Thing is, the "new venture" likely comes from inside. And that means it isn't so much about doing something externally as opening and being internally. The internal engages the external when the time is ripe.
We need to pay attention to sparks of inspiration - ideas, etc. - that rise within. Pay attention, and maybe even breathe into the sparks to create a wee bit of "fire power."
Align Your Life: What is no longer in alignment with who you truly are?**
This card seems an obvious nod to the energy of Mercury retrograde. It's a wonderful question to ask in reflection during this super-healing time frame.
"Put yourself in wonderment of what is ready for release. We feel this questions spurs an inward remembrance which supports you to release and forgive, release and forgive. This is how you prepare the way for renewal."
Mmm... That's lovely. "Release and forgive." Let's allow that practice to be gentle, and even easy. It will surely be healing. So mote it be.