Reading Dec 19

I am willing to bet that, on top of all the political and social unrest of the last week, there have been a multitude of personal issues bubbling up, as well.

I, for one, am quite weary of these extreme transits. The double edged sword of enlightenment is the challenge of taking action on what you know. Realizing that a situation, relationship or habit is no longer serving you is the first step. Then, the opportunity for change occurs.

I often write as though insight is a divine message that I get from my higher self. While this is sometimes true, and enlightenment does come in a flash of brilliance, more often it is the result of difficult emotional work: processing anger, grief, sorrow or fear; setting boundaries; dealing with disappointment.

Today’s cards indicate that we are all exhausted from the struggle. We are tired of being embattled, tired of fighting, tired of the sacrifice required of us in order to make a better world for all.

There is a proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, but right now the tunnel seems to be extending into infinity like a cartoon nightmare. In the darkest hours of the year, hope is hanging on by the thinnest thread of tinsel.

I don’t necessarily have advice today because I’m in it right along with you. Trauma, drama, injury and insult are in the water. Just as with Saturn on Wednesday, Jupiter moves from Capricorn into Aquarius today. In two days, these slow moving outer planets will form a conjunction (Google grand conjunction 2020 for lots of juicy details).

Jupiter’s carries expansive new ideas and creativity into the boundless air energy of Aquarius. Imagine a hot air balloon lifting off due to a blast of rising heat. Scary, exhilarating, thrilling. Even though we know what is happening we still have butterflies in our gut, still have to deal with the emotional challenge of adventure, still have to face the danger and opportunity of unknown horizons.

As the balloon rises, the pegs that secured to the ground release. We are unmoored. The anchor is lifted. The journey has begun.

We may end up in Kansas; we may end up in Oz.

Deck: Tarot of the Cat People and EartHeart Affirmation Card deck