“I saw my earlier selves as different people, acquaintances I had outgrown. I wondered how I could ever have been some of them.”
― Roger Zelazny
The card for today’s tarotized quote happens to be the card corresponding with Monday’s second decan Full Moon in Aquarius. This lunation also brings a lunar eclipse – a good time for a complete emotional reboot and letting go of the past, in other words.
The Aquarian energy of this Full Moon lunar eclipse is an invitation to release anything that keeps us isolated or blocked from feeling fully apart of humanity as individuals who have something valuable to contribute to the whole.
Those times in the past when we felt shame in group situations or as if we somehow didn’t fit in… All those painful memories that held us back from reaching out and taking part in meaningful group efforts can now be released.
If you have been bullied or been a bully or both… Release and forgive.
If you brought a new idea to a group who weren’t ready to handle it and got wronged for speaking up… Release and forgive.
If you spent your days scouring the Internet for sensational news and gossip about celebrities… Release and forgive.
If you tried and failed to stop something from happening because the group you were fighting was more powerful than the group you were part of… Release and forgive.
Do not let fear and bitterness win. Start over with a clean slate and let go of the outdated models of yourself. You can even ceremonially say goodby to them on Monday night. They are worthy of love and compassion too, of course, but they have served their purpose and you are ready to be the truest, most powerful version of Self now.
The Archangelic rulers of the 6 of Swords are Raphael (Mercury) and Uriel (Aquarius). You can call on Archangel Raphael for help with healing past pain and archangel Uriel for inspiration and innovation to reinvent yourself.
Archangel Raphael is also the Patron of Travellers. In the 6 of Swords, we see a mother and child on a journey, presumably moving away from a troubled time toward a brighter future.
The destination of any journey depends on the intent. Where are you heading now? What is in your boat with you? Will what you carry with you help you reach your destination? Who are you longing to be? What sort of people do you see your future self surrounded by?
And… perhaps most importantly… How can you make sure you enjoy the rest of the journey?
This weekend is a good time to take stock of what you need to release.
Lisa Frideborg (Click link to order a reading or book a healing session)
The card that inspired today’s musings is from the Centennial PCS Tarot deck.