There’s a lot going on in the world. (There’s always been a lot going on in the world.) But can you feel it? Things are shifting and changing. And change makes some of us profoundly uncomfortable. Some lash out. Some freeze and become controlling, wield their egos in an effort to try to make everything stay the same. It’s a sticky, fearful anxiety. And there’s no need to judge others, because really, there’s some part in all of us that behaves like this occasionally. This lunar cycle, you may be feeling this. But you will know better. The first thing to do is to step back from the drama. The bickering, the strife, the urge to poke at someone with your sword or to direct your frustration at someone – step. away.
direct your energy mindfully
Because this fiery energy, this urge to pick a fight can be used way more wisely and efficiently. Channel this energy into your priorities, a creative project, a worthwhile hobby, creating a new income stream for yourself – anything that gets your gears turning and is juicy enough for your mind to chew on. Because the potential is HUGE for you to finally master not getting hooked into drama, turning around and saying no every time something is devolving into pettiness. Turning off the news and stopping yourself from scrolling down a news feed that makes you feel fearful and small. When your ego wants to come out and play and cause trouble, wanting to prove yourself to somebody or to pick at an old grudge or resentment, you can catch yourself and shut it down before a drama is set into motion. This could even come up for you in the form of old memories, intruding thoughts and recollections that trigger reactions in you – to spiral down into obsessively going over stuff and picking over the bones of the past in your mind. Don’t go there.
are you gonna let them distract you?
You can and you will recognize it for what it is – a waste of your beautiful life force – say NON MERCI, turn on your heel and walk away. Because truly, all of these little things are simply stuff that distract you from what you’re here to be and to do. This quote from Toni Morrison comes to mind:
“The function, the very serious function, of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing.”
Replace racism with whatever it is that pricks you and gets your goat and you get the idea. The point is, someone will always be saying something. Someone will always be doing something. And you won’t always be liking it. But is there really a need to react? 99% of the time: Nope. So do your best to stay focused. Because you will be so productive! Your energy is so precious, so needed for healing, beautiful and creative things. Once that reactive side of you is disengaged, that energy will be freed up for creatively solving problems, seeing things in a new light, coming up with new ideas. A whole new world will open up for you.
This cycle, you will have the opportunity to fully explore your softer strength. Your ability for restraint. Your ability to love and lead from the heart. It doesn’t mean you have to stay silent and take someone’s BS. It’s an act of self-love to remove yourself from a situation that’s purely destructive and makes you feel small. But what it does mean is that you can grow to appreciate the sheer beauty and efficiency of not needing to have a clash of egos. Side-stepping land mines with the grace of a gazelle. Holding your tongue instead of ‘telling them how it really is!’ will bring you an inner peace that is priceless. Stay soft and strong like the Goddess you are.
3 of Swords, 2 of Wands, 9 of Wands