We are starting out this year on a hard note. We are faced with massive social struggle locally, nationally, and internationally. It is easy to point fingers, to lay blame, and to get sucked into the dramatics propagated by those who would fuel the media fires that continue to divide the masses. I wanted to approach this New Year with humor, and laughter, but it’s kind of hard with all that is going in the world, yes? We, my friends, are at an impasse socially, economically, politically, spiritually, and emotionally.
This new moon card reading is brought to you by The Ten of Cups- REVERSED. It is normally not like me to read reversals; however, it shows us where we might be misaligned. What is the Ten of Cups? It is joy, happiness, and contentment. It is a happy home, a happy family, and our world just as we want it to be. I think it is reasonable to assume that most of us want some version of these things, and this reversal gives us valuable insight as to how to heal current issues at hand. The card speaks to fulfilled desire, yet reversed speaks to desires unfulfilled, or out of balance. The reversal poses several hard questions:
- Are you valuing the good that is already in your life? Your friends, family, your home, and your occupation may not be in complete alignment with what you want, yet take care not to take all of this for granted. Being in a space of appreciation creates openness and expansiveness.
- What is your sense of entitlement? Before getting defensive, consider, many of us are raised with perceptions and expectations that certain things come without work or compromise. To change your world, it will take some personal effort. Everything in reciprocity; Give as you receive. Do for others as they do for you.
- Where are you out of balance? With this card can come the idea of satiety. We all crave that state of fullness and satisfaction. Tipped to one side of the scale, it leads to extremes such as addiction, impulsiveness, and a desperation to fill certain voids that may be a result of open emotional wounds.
- Are you in integrity with your desires for yourself, the community, and the world? This means reflecting the qualities that we want to see in the world. Being the change you want to see in the world has become a tad cliche. We can’t just say it. We have to mean it and take action.