Monday – Tuesday (3/3-3/4): The Returning
A dreaming card, The Returning has to do with remembering our sacred or magical nature. It’s interesting that we’re seeing these sorts of cards at the beginning of the week. (Last Monday and Tuesday were all about finding The Bright Spark in our days.)
Last week I touched on how the first few days of the week can be a hard adjustment for some of us, even though we may have learned to “push through” and get “back into the grind.” But what these cards seem to be asking us to do is to take a closer look at our weekday/work-a-day existences. Mondays typically carry a heaviness with them. But is that healthy for us? Is it necessary?
We are being asked instead to see each week instead as a new beginning.
If there were problems or challenges that you’ve been wrestling with, these days may be the days that bring about a transformation or resolution if you can bring the right attitude to the table. (Last week’s card had echoes of this concept as well.)
This is a card about “Profound Change, New Perspective, and Understanding.”
As Wendy Froud so eloquently puts it: “The paths you follow flow into each other and an end of one path is a beginning of another as you journey deeper into the heart of the realm.”
Monday and Tuesday of the week you may feel more introspective. These cards speak of shifts and changes, and the ability to see the potential and possibilities that could be allowed to you if you would only give yourself the chance to expand. If you are unhappy, this card asks you to consider what you might need to do to change your situation for the better. It asks you to become an active dreamer. Envision and feel how it would be to have a situation resolved, to move through your life differently, if that is what’s called for, and then think about what steps you can take to achieve that vision or feeling.
Wednesday – Thursday (3/5-3/6): THE ROX
This card asks, In what ways are you, or someone you know or care about, sitting in a prison of their own devising? This is a card about “Manipulation, Neediness, and Making an Effort.” We’ve all come across needy people in our lives, and at times we’ve all been needy ourselves, I’m sure! On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the idea of give and take seems to be coming up for all of us. The Rox “Can get you to do anything for him because he uses guilt as a finely honed tool.” And he’s a rather pathetic looking creature. It wouldn’t take much from your day just to go out of your way and—STOP! The Rox sits in a watery prison of his own making. Sometimes the best thing you can do for someone is to simply show them the way out. The door is open, he only must wade through, and look how lovely and sunny it is on the other side!
Wendy advises, “If you recognize yourself in The Rox, think about the reasons you ask people to do things for you that you are perfectly capable of doing.” And this can be very sound advice. There’s a brilliant strength and sense of pride that can come from taking care of the things you need done on your own.
All in all, Wednesday and Thursday of this week ask us to keep an eye out for any unnecessary time-sucks, whether they be work, friend, or family related. There is always a gentle way to say, “I’m sorry, I just can’t manage it right now.” Or as my friend Mary Alice likes to say, “No is a complete sentence.”
Friday – The Weekend (3/7-3/9): The Speaker of Truth
The Speaker of Truth is a noble spirit. His heart center is lit up, as you can see, it’s as though you can see right into his soul, and it’s filled with bright white light. Truth and honest living has a beautiful ability to shine a light into dark places. This is a card about “Trust, Acceptance,” and having an “Open Heart.” “When something needs to be told, when a question needs a truthful answer, he will always speak, going to the heart of the matter and telling you what he has found there.”
Is there a question you most need a truthful answer to? You can sit quietly and reach out to this fellow, and he will help you hear the answer you’ve been searching for.
To me this is a card is also giving us an opportunity—Can you commit to live your weekend purely? What does that mean to you? I’m not talking about becoming an ascetic, unless that’s something you’re craving. But any ways you can enact the idea of Detoxification. Unwinding. Purity. And always with the Faerie World, playfulness!
Again the concept comes up about listening to what it is you need to nourish yourself and obeying. Because in order for us to be gentle with The Roxes that live within ourselves and others, we have to be whole. This weekend is a perfect time to open your heart to the world around you. Laugh well. Try to get enough sleep. Be purely yourself and do what you need to do to feel good—nourishment on a soul level.
I hope you have a wonderful week.