This reading uses the Chrysalis Tarot by Toney Brooks and Holly Sierra.
(Process: I don’t “choose” the cards for these readings, I simply shuffle until I get a “jumper card” – a card that “jumps” out of the deck during the shuffle. I’ve found that this method provides the opportunity for the universe to choose the card(s) without interference from me. If more than 2 cards volunteer, they’re shuffled back into the deck until I get a maximum of 2 for the position I’m drawing for.)
Note: The combined energies and messages of all the cards in the reading are active for the full week, with the energy of the card drawn for specific days being more dominant on those particular days.
This week I felt the need to draw an additional card from my Healing with the Fairies Oracle deck. I’ve noticed that there has been a strong focus on healing in the metaphysical community lately; both in posts and comments in groups, and in articles I’m reading. Combined with the powerful energies surfacing old “stuff” for us to deal with, the addition of a healing card felt not just appropriate, but necessary, especially after I saw the cards that came forward for the reading this week.
Monday/Tuesday: Seven of Stones (Regret)
Seven of Stones is an emotional healing card, and after the intensely emotional energy of the last few weeks, that is very necessary for many of us. The focus this week feels like getting outside and taking advantage of the peaceful, healing energy of being out in nature – preferably near a river or lake; but even a fountain, koi pond, bird bath, or swimming pool would work. Take your meditation outside, or just sit somewhere and enjoy the music of nature – the sounds of moving water, birds singing, insects buzzing – let the peace flow through you, washing away the stresses and strains of the last few weeks. This is reinforced by both the Ravens, which talks about more playfulness and fun and spending time outdoors, and by the additional card I drew from Doreen Virtue’s Healing with the Fairies Oracle cards.
Wednesday/Thursday: Ravens (Synchronicity and Messenger)
Ravens are playful, intelligent birds, the messengers of Chrysalis who bring the magic of synchronicity (what most people call “coincidence”) and new beginnings into your life. They bring several messages this week, but the most important is the message that those coincidences that you notice as something a little “odd” and interesting and then ignore are NOT coincidence. They’re messages that you need to be paying attention to because they’re bringing you important information and guidance. This card is practically shouting for you to watch for these synchronicities (and intuitions) to show up in your life and pay attention to them. If you run into someone you haven’t seen in a while, or keep thinking about someone you haven’t talked to in ages; pay attention, there’s some kind of reason for it. They may have a message for you, or there may be something that they need to hear from you. The other messages the Ravens bring are just as important, but not as urgent – you need more fun and playfulness in your life, and you need to be spending more time outdoors.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Bella Rosa (Detachment)
We all have masks we wear, whether we’re hiding physical or emotional pain because we don’t want to make the people around us feel uncomfortable, or we’re afraid they’ll judge us for it; or whether we’re hiding some other aspect of ourselves because we don’t think the people we care about will “approve.” This is a natural thing, and is sometimes necessary – after all, the people we work with don’t need to know our private business, but when we lose the ability to remove those masks, when we start wearing them even with the people we’re closest to, they become an unhealthy coping mechanism. Bella Rosa tells us it’s time to detach from that fear and insecurity, and take an honest look at why we’re wearing those masks. Are we hiding something WE’RE ashamed of, something we don’t accept about ourselves? Are we pretending to be someone or something we’re not because we think that who we really are isn’t good enough? If so, we have work to do, because as long as we think that we’re not good enough, that we’re not “acceptable” in some way, we can’t be our best selves.
Healing with the Fairies Oracle card: Magic of Nature
This card very strongly reinforces the sense that we need to be allowing the healing energies of Gaia to help us heal the emotional upheavals and discomfort we’ve been feeling. Grounding ourselves more fully by going barefoot on the earth will help us to balance our emotions, as well as allowing the energy to flow through us more easily and wash away what no longer needs to be part of our experience. We spend too much time cooped up in buildings, disconnected from the earth our ancestors spent all their time in contact with, and that’s not good for us. Our bodies developed over centuries needing that contact, and when we deprive ourselves of it, we cut ourselves off from a very necessary renewal process.