I hope everyone is having a fun and safe July 4th weekend. I have trouble connecting to the Summer holidays, both Pagan and mundane, mostly just because of the heat. Fibro makes me really sensitive to extremes in temperature, and I usually just hide inside for as much of the summer as possible. Add to that the fact that my car doesn’t have AC, and I’m mostly a shut-in for all of June, July, and August.
That being said, we’re going to go hang out with friends tonight and enjoy some hot firework action after dinner. I’m really excited, and just hope I won’t float away on a river of my own perspiration.
In the past position, we have the Six of Arrows (Swords), or Transition, reversed. So there’s some transition that we were meant to make that we’ve been struggling with. We decided to fight against it instead of letting the transition move easily. Maybe we weren’t ready to move away from old ideas or situations that limited us, or the idea of moving toward a better way of life was frightening. At any rate, this refusal to transition has brought us to where we are now.
In the present position, we have The Pole Star. So there’s some ideal, some wish that we’re hoping for. Something is calling out to us as we’re lost in the dark, and it will lead the way to some new spiritual hope or universal love. So we’re being lead regardless of whether we wanted to make the transition or not.
In the future position, we have the Seven of Stones (Pentacles), or Healing, reversed. Because we’ve struggled so much against this transition, healing is going to be much more difficult than it would be if we had just gone along with the transition. This card can also mean that we’re hanging onto a sense of regret, loss, or we’re somehow unable to forgive. We need to look back to the Pole Star, see what is guiding us, and let go of the feelings that will hold us back.
As always, this reading means a lot to me. I’m always struggling with a sense of loss and it feels like I’m constantly grieving. I need to see the Star, shining through the trees in the forest, and find my way out, but it’s tough. The fact that The Pole Star showed up in the present position, and Healing reversed showed up in the future means that there’s something in the here and now that I need to look to to guide me, and maybe all of the grief and loss won’t overwhelm me in the future.
I think I’ll wear the stones I collected to heal my heart chakra tonight. Maybe I should just keep those close by permanently.
Blessed be, and be safe this weekend.