Daily Reading Feb 11

Thu Feb 11

The message that keeps coming through today is, “give it a rest!”

Somewhere someone is trying to hard to force a situation that requires the opposite approach. Today’s cards encourage a deep connection between heart and mind and a commitment to action based on empathy as well as strong boundaries.

I have heard it said that empathy without boundaries is abuse. It sounds counterintuitive, but the trap many highly sensitive people fall into is anticipating other people’s feelings and acting to either enhance or prevent those reactions. We may believe we are helping the other person, or we may be acting out of fear of receiving the full brunt of that person’s emotion. Either way, these are not authentic actions and tread dangerously close to codependency.

It’s not inherently wrong to use your talents to help others. But be careful of trying to save people who never asked for your help in the first place. Not only are you interfering with their growth, but you also run the risk of burning yourself out being on high alert to all the pain and sadness that you pick up when your psychic radar is constantly on savior mode. Thinking you can save anyone is an ego based belief and it can cause a great deal of stress when it is in fact not your responsibility.

Today’s new moon reminds us to take care of our own business before we get up in other people’s. Working as a collective is about what we can bring to the table. It is not running around and cooking everybody’s meal for them because you’re concerned they’ll mess up the food.

Let people make their own mistakes. Trying to prevent other people’s pain will only cause them a detour on their life path. The lesson will be learned eventually, one way or the other. Of course you can give your opinion, but don’t tie your expectations or your own well being to another person’s actions.

Deck: Spiritsong Tarot and Eternal Crystals Oracle

Daily Reading Jan 31

Sun Jan 31

Today is full of dreamy energy.

Neptune is the gateway to our imagination. Behind the watery veil, we see the hidden words of our fantasies and fears.

Neptune is in Pisces right now, and combined with Mercury in Retrograde it might be difficult to tell dreams from reality.

Four of Swords advises us not to resist this surreal energy. Instead, let yourself daydream and let your mind water. Be careful, however, of complete withdrawal.

This is just a brief resting point on a longer journey. Neptune can tempt us to live with the “lotus eaters,” ignoring reality in favor of our own interpretation of events. The shadow side of these dreamy waters is addiction and denial. It is all too easy to get lost in the narcotic bliss of dreamland.

In the Tarot, fours generally indicate a time of conservation and rest before beginning the next phase of growth. This is a good time to reflect on alternate realities and future possibilities.

In the context of social justice, these cards remind us to imagine not a future where only our personal problems are resolved, but to stretch our minds to envision a scenario with peace and prosperity for all of humanity.

Deck: Astro-Oracle and Tarot of the Cat People