Autumn is spreading her cloak here. The weather has turned cooler and leaves are starting to fall. I lit the stove for the first time over the weekend, and it was lovely to cosy up in the heat. With the harvest season drawing to a close, what creatives projects are bearing fruit for you? This week’s reading offers a harvest theme with the What Served You Well This Season, What Needs More Nurturing, Where Abundance Awaits spread.
The 8 of Cups signifies the strength of knowing when something no longer serves, and acknowledging the need to move on. Within a creative setting, this can appear as accepting you can do no more on a piece, cutting ties with a collaborator, or admitting a process or perhaps an entire project is not working out as hoped. While no-one sets out seeking to fail, there’s wisdom to be found in the disappointment. What Served You Well was not being too precious with creative endeavours; knowing when to walk away, accepting a move into a new direction, or making an honest assessment and acting accordingly. The 8 of Cups brings an energy of deep wisdom, where despite an ending, we know greater abundance lies ahead; a powerful tool for our creative mindset toolbox!
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” - Christopher Reeve
A reversed Chariot brings obstacles and confusion. Instead of focused willpower, there’s misplaced focus. Appearing in the What Needs More Nurturing, it indicates a need to set boundaries with time management and fine tune processes. Reflect on the structure of your working day and be honest about what distracts you. How can you cut that distraction away? What about your processes? Does each one efficiently serve your creative endeavours, or are you spending time on a process that doesn’t truly benefit your business? A reversed Chariot bangs along a rough, twisty path, leaving us barely seated and struggling to hang onto the reins. To right it, the path needs clearing, so consider what obstacles you’ve allowed to block your way and shift them aside. Nurture focus. Cut out distraction or inefficient processes. Once you reclaim your reins, you’ll revert to focused, victorious Chariot energy.
Abundance awaits with the 3 of Swords, and despite this being the card of sorrow and heartbreak, it does carry a positive message. Feel Your Feels is the message here. Don’t ignore whatever sorrow pricks at your heart right now. Allow the emotion the space it needs, and give yourself permission to feel it. Honouring sadness is not a weakness; it demands great strength. Instead of shoving sorrow down, accept and release it. Once you do, you’ll become aware of mental and physical relief, and with that, a space waiting to be filled with something new and positive. Emotional and creative abundance awaits. You’ve already learned how to let go and look to the future with the 8 of Cups, so draw on that for this situation. This Too Shall Pass, but first, it must be acknowledged. Consider also how this energy may reflect on the distractions indicated by the reversed Chariot. A troubled heart clouds a mind, so working on one may also resolve the other.
We had a full house of Cups last week, and it appears high emotion continues to linger with the 3 of Swords this week. In order to get back in the swing, we’re being called to address the challenges we face. What obstacle will you tackle?
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