How do you measure progress outside of the systematic approach of institutionalized education?
How do you establish your worth and value, when your teachers can shit on your dreams because they had a bad day?
Why do we expect ourselves to conform to an outdated belief system and way of life?
We are allowing our self-esteem to be influenced by the destructive ways of society and the powers that be, instead of recognising that they don’t hold any powers over us if we choose not to play the game.
Generations before us led a life based on greed, violence, and dishonesty; however, we can make the conscious decision to put a stop to it. This does not require a mass revolution. All that is required is that each of us wake up every day and choose a life led by integrity.
We are seeking approval by those that have misdirected dignity and no integrity or honest character and have given them permission to make us feel bad about aspects of ourselves that we shouldn’t feel bad about.
Aries have been participating in some self-deprecating thoughts lately, but being at war with yourself will only make your journey more difficult. Instead of allowing yourself to adopt this ‘woe is me’ attitude, choose to see the small gifts in your life as a wonderful stroke of good luck. Sometimes things don’t happen for a reason, but that does not mean it’s necessary to bully yourself in the process.
You need to trust in the process and trust in yourself. Your own self-doubt is what is currently holding you back. Let go of the feeling of being ‘stuck’ or not knowing where you are going to go from here and trust that you are exactly where you are supposed to be at this very moment. You are where you are for a reason.
You are currently experiencing a change of perspective when it comes to where you want to direct your life and how you are going to live it from this day forward. This birthday in particular marks the time that you have chosen to do something different with your life, because what you have going at the moment is no longer cutting it for you. In order to change that, have the courage to follow your dreams and passions at this time, as they will direct you towards a more fulfilling future.
Cancerians can expect a win this month! The Universe is currently conspiring and working in your favour. Stay humble, keep your head down, and continue to do what it is that you are meant to do at the moment. As long as you stick to your responsibilities, the Universe will come in and clear out any outside obstacles. The giving nature of Cancerian has been noticed and you will soon be rewarded.
Last month, you’ve probably experienced some conflict with those around you. This month you will be getting a handle on those emotions that have resulted from that aggravation and will realise that you are better off holding those people at arms length. Their energy no longer serves you and in order to save yourself it is best to keep them at a safe distance.
Virgos have been contemplating new work and monetary possibilities. If you’ve been asking yourself if you should start that new venture, it is time to start it! If you’ve been applying for a new job, you will get it!
Phew! Talk about an emotional time for Libra! Currently, you are your own worst enemy and you’re killing yourself with all of your negative talk and thoughts concerning yourself. Nothing productive is going to get done this month if you decide to continue down this road. Trust in your intuition and allow that to lead you out of this emotionally dark time. You are choosing to see the glass as half empty instead of half full.
You are having a hard time trying to decide where you are going at the moment. You don’t know which way is up and which way is down or if you should go left or if you should right. The problem with being in this headspace is that we don’t allow ourselves to see any opportunities that may be presented to us. Adapt a more positive approach and watch the Universe sprinkle some magic into your life.
You’re going to be challenged this month, whether it is a co-worker trying to make you look bad in front of your boss, or someone that is feeling particularly brave and demonstrates this by being slick with their mouth leaving you feeling like, “Oh! They tried it!” Maintain your integrity by standing firm in your truth. You are better than that negativity.
Burdening yourself with too many commitments and responsibilities is not the right way to chase after your goals. In fact, it is the least effective way to get where it is you want to be. Take the time this month to reprioritise and decide what is really necessary to get you to the end.
Aquarians can expect a harmonious time this month. You’ve got all of the right energies working in your favour at the moment, so if there is anything you desperately want to do or accomplish, now is the time to get on it! You’ve got all of the tools you need to kick some ass, so trust your gut instinct and have the courage to succeed.
You are now turning the page on the last chapter of your life and moving forward. You’ve had times that were good and this makes you question if you are actually ready for new experiences; however, the cycle has completed and it is now time to move on. How are you going to write this next chapter of your life?
Which card could be helpful in understanding the idea of self-discovery?
VII of Wands
Self-discovery is not only a battle within yourself, it is a battle for other people that are on the side lines observing your growth. For this reason, you will be in battles with others that do not understand your ways and cannot comprehend the concept of growth. The scariest thing that someone can become is a person that is comfortable within their truth and power.
Does self-discovery help us in a practical sense?
VI of Wands
The art of self-discovery leads to more joy in everyday life and to the wonders of success. When you discover all of the beautiful aspects of yourself, there is nothing you can’t accomplish.
Is there an end to self-discovery?
II of Pentacles
Self-discovery does not end! It is part of your life’s journey to figure out the ins and outs of this life of Earth while also maintaining our spiritual, ethical, and moral principles in unison. Finding ourselves is an epic battle with many wins and loses that must be navigated around the trials of life.
What can we do with our discovered self?
VII of Cups
When you discover your true essence and power there is nothing that can stop you. You can go in any direction you choose and pick your own path in life without retaining the negativity of judgment from others. The act of discovery leads to expansion, opening you up to a world filled with more opportunities and possibilities.
Any other insights or advice for those that are on the journey?
VIII of Pentacles
Your journey requires hard-work and diligence. It won’t always be easy and occasionally will require blood, sweat and tears, but at the end it definitely will be worth it.
This is the perfect time for you to get a jumpstart on your passions. Use this month to take the appropriate steps to manifest that idea that you’ve been toying with in your head, because it’s a good one! You may feel a little self-conscious about what others will think, but rest assured that the idea is brilliant!
The Wheel of Fortune is turning giving out doses of luck, but as with all luck it can be a toss up as to whether it is good or bad. If you continue your self-destructive behaviour and proceed to feed your indulgences and addictions, chances are the Wheel won’t spin in your favour. If there is something specific that you want to accomplish then use this month to straighten up your act to influence the luck given by the Wheel.
May will bring a lot of changes for Gemini so buckle up and enjoy the ride! Brace yourself as things you previously thought would happen won’t happen as you have expected. The Universe has heard your cries and wishes and is in the processes of delivering what you seek. If you start to become overwhelmed this month due to the changes, take a day or two for yourself to recharge your batteries.
Cancerians can expect joyous, and harmonious celebrations this month. Current friendships and relationships will blossom as the two of you grow in understanding for each other garnering a deeper appreciation for the relationship. You can also expect to reconnect with a loss connection this month, be it a long-lost friend or an ex!
It may be necessary this month to let some of your fire burn, as there are people around you that will try to take advantage, which will potentially create a bump in the road in your future plans. Firmly put your foot down to keep this from happening.
This should be a fairly harmonious month for Virgo. If there is a goal that you have been steadily working towards, you can expect noticeable progress and gains this month. If you’ve recently been experiencing some hardships, you can expect this month to provide a safe haven and some resolve to a few of your problems.
You’ve spent a significant amount of time in your head over-thinking and jumping to conclusions, which has caused you worry and stress over the past few months. There is a chance that Libra has been experiencing headaches as a result. Your continued over-analysing is not going to get you to where you want to be and will prove to be counterproductive and futile. Use this month the recalibrate yourself and remind yourself of what is truly important. Consider reprioritizing your life and what you deem important. This is vital for you to calm and slow the mind.
If you feel that you have faced recent disappointment in the work-place or in your studies, rest assured that it was simply a bump that can easily be overcome. If you continue to look as your situation as a failure, then it will be through thought alone that you create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Everyone has snags sometimes so get up, dust yourself off, and charge ahead.
Trust your intuition this month! There are going to be a lot of misleading instances that will cause you to veer off path if you do not listen to your inner voice. You know what is best for you, and there will be circumstances this month that will challenge your already existing knowledge. Don’t be swayed by the opinions of others.
You will face a bit of resistance this month manifesting itself in a competition of sorts, perhaps with family or colleagues trying to outshine you and steal your thunder. Don’t allow this to demotivate you, because you will come out on top anyway. As you long as you stay calm, people will pick up on their antics.
This is going to be very transformational month for Aquarius. You’ve known for quite some time now that you’ve been needing a change, and that the path you are currently on is no longer doing it for you like it did before. If you are brave enough to take a leap of faith this month, or have done so already, you will see that the decision you’ve made is the right one. The cards drawn for Aquarius are asserting that it is time to move on.
It been a very emotional time for you lately. Take some much needed time this month to retreat into yourself. The answers you are searching for already exist within you, so practice trusting your intuition. It is only when you realise this that you will reach a state of equilibrium. It is imperative that you get a handle on your emotions this month.
Receive the nurturing, healing energy the Universe is know giving you. Use it to heal your mind and refocus on your goals in order for the Empress to grow the success of your ambitions in her womb. Release the fear that you hold onto and the fruitless worries you maintain about being unsuccessful in the achievement of your goals. Come back ready with the confidence to pursue your ideas with the knowledge and acceptance that you can achieve what it is that you wish as long as you allow your Spirit to transcend the material nonsense of the human experience in the physical world.
From the readings I have been doing lately, it is apparent the the collective is in distress and all is need in widespread healing. I’ve decided to a quick reading for those that feel they need healing at the moment, as we as a collective have been suffering from the lack of compassion that has been going around.
You have allowed yourself to be burdened by the obligations that someone else has arbitrarily set upon you, and you now wrestle with the internal need to stand up for yourself and the desire to keep the peace. The stressed caused by this inner turmoil does not serve you, and in order to remove this blockage, you must not allow yourself to become complacent with the idea of others regularly over-stepping their boundaries. It is also possible that you have explicitly contributed to your current position if you’ve made no previous efforts in the past to set external limits. It is up to you to choose if you want to continue living in debt to others, or if you want to live to serve yourself. Allow yourself to feel empowered knowing that acting for the loving benefit of yourself does not mean disrespect to that of another. If you choose the latter, remember cut the ties with compassion so that you can reattach them with love.
Love and Light,
Rainn Card Deck: Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards by Toni Hartman
If you have stumbled across this post today, then things of importance will need to be sacrificed to make way for the necessary purification that your life requires of you at the present. You can either take the leap yourself and begin the healing process, or let the Universe take over and sort it for you. If you choose the latter, I promise it will be painful and recovery will take longer. This is the result of unsuccessfully balancing too many plates in the air. You thought you had the ability to handle it all, but ultimately ended up overexerting yourself in the process causing the demise of something you held dearly to your heart.
Take time for yourself in order to reform a relationship with your Spirit. Quiet the mind and be kind to yourself during this time. Refocus your energy by allowing yourself to engage in something that you enjoy. Nourish your Soul and tend to you heart. Things may have not worked out the way you intended, but make no mistake, the outcome had nothing to do with the lack of your personal abilities or talents. It simply occurred the way the Universe has intended for it to be. The sooner that you return to the reality that everything happens for a reason; the sooner you can make progress in the next phase of your journey.
Love and Light,
Rainn Card Deck: The Fountain Tarot by Andi Todaro, Jason Gruhl, and Jonathan Saiz