Main Theme – (Six of cups), Surrounding cards – Two of wands, King of swords, The sun, 6 of cups, The hierophant.
Numerological break down calculation – 9th – Childhood wounding, past life patterns, leaving pains of the past behind, creating something that allows you to channel your pain, healing others whilst healing yourself, profound creative work – 15th – (6) – Family issues, family karma, being apart of, or accepted into a community, children, maternal affairs, and bonding.
The full moon in Cancer blesses us this week with an emotional opportunity to finally lay some of our most concrete wounds to rest. The energy of Cancer prides itself on family orientation, feelings of belonging, sensitivity, and community values. This is the individual who is the devoted mother, the devoted father, and dedicates themselves tirelessly to making a happy, and a healthy family home.. So, as full moons would have it, the area of family, and security, and childhood settings are highlighted to us, in a way that causes us to question, and reflect some of the values that we have inherited from our family home.
This is definitely a time of immense healing, however, when healing periods tend to occur, so do the wounds that accompany them, and some of us could be experiencing this week what is classified as a dark night of the soul, although, the sun card actually suggests that we are working through this, as opposed to being beat down, or defeated by it.. This is the light at the end of the tunnel, the understanding of ourselves, our behaviours, and where a lot of our pain has come from; giving us the energy, and the opportunity for transcendence. IT DOES hurt to re-live certain memories, and this may even cause us to feel as if we are still caught in the vibration of these energies, however, these memories arrive to us for our own understanding, in order for us to make peace with them, to forgive others, and to know how to heal, or soothe our own inner child. .It is time to be a parent, firstly, to yourself.. What do you deserve? Scrap that – what does your inner child deserve at this time? How will you deliver it to them?
The 6 of cups sets the tone of childhood day dreams, past life karma, or the conflicts that exist between us, and our former selves/experiences. There is a dreamy energy that pertains to the past anytime that the 6 of cups is introduced.. A time for understanding, making peace, and resolution of things that occurred in our past that shaped us today.
Perhaps we are being triggered to remember specific times when we were not allowed to be children, not allowed to shine, not allowed to flourish, maybe we were bullied, alienated, or made to feel as if we were not good enough, and the full moon in Cancer magnifies dreams, or recollection of these moments, and energies – in hopes that we can break, and severe this type of cyclical damage..
There is a strong emphasis on not passing on these themes, and karmic templates to the next generation – that is specific to some of us who may be looking to start a family, pregnant, or already in the presence of a child whom they witness their own image in.. There is also a gift shared when the 6 of cups is present, so this may be the gift of new karma, either to our children, or our own inner child. The interest this week lies in gifting a past situation with a new outlook, an emotional revamping.
Symbols, or old items, memories that pop up from the past could be assisting us to visit these areas that we once decided were either too painful to be open, or worthy of suppression in order for us to proceed with our day to day lives.. The moon has absolutely no regard for what you attempt to repress, and WILL undoubtedly shine a light on all of your darkness-es, whilst also illuminating areas of your subconscious mind..
The sun card however, speaks of the CONSCIOUS mind, and in combination with the king of swords, likely indicates that although there is a lot of subconscious realisation going on, we are integrating all of our findings into our conscious actions, and conscious awakening so that we are sure not to repeat the same patterns. The sun is a masculine card, representing the ego, and this is the inner child actually breaking free from the ravenous ego, that attempts to manipulate, and control it..
We see the image of a child care free, raising their hands up, almost as if there is no need to control, or worry about this part of the journey that they are on.. Issues with being controlled, or feeling anxious give us the chance this week to see what has really been holding us back.. Likely, it was none other than ourselves, and our beliefs about who we were.. It is time to enjoy the journey, even the uncertainty of it, and not feel so compelled to cling to our fears about where we are going in life.
Maybe there is creative work, and creative life force that wishes to flow through you, but you struggle to understand how you can make a living this way, or you have doubts about actually being worthy of being paid for your work.. It is time to come out of the closet. True freedom is in the way that you express yourself, and in trusting that others will identify with the message that you share, because it is a very unique message. Nobody is like you. Nobody can bring what you bring to the table. Your fears of not being seen, no longer need to be tangible. ALLOW yourself to be seen. ALLOW your voice to be heard. Stop hiding yourself away in shame. Your inner child deserves the form of liberation that is promised to you by the 2 of wands.. It is time to venture into new territory, to appreciate new heights, and your procrastination is only delaying the inevitable..
This is probably one of the last weeks that you will look back at your life and yourself in such a way, because this portion of the journey asks that you throw yourself into the pits of a new horizon. Looking at how far you have come, means it is time to look at how far you can now go… You have been through so much over the years, for sure, but there is a profound awakening occurring on a deep level, that asks you to take all of the lessons, and all of the pain, and use them to initiate you onto this new path..
The path of doing things differently. You do not change who you are over night, of-course not, and you are not expected to.. This is why appropriate planning must be put in place before you can declare yourself fully reborn. Think about what has been holding you back specifically, and how you can turn this around, because in the new world, in the new energy, remember *whispers* nobody will know who you used to be. This is the beauty of recreation. Who do you want to be now? This is not about adopting a false image or a false sense of self, but rather identifying with who you TRULY are, before all of the abuse, before family templates told you what and who you should be, and identify with.. How are you to paint your own canvas? The wildest, most liberated, creative, and imaginative part of yourself is dying to be reborn.
If you feel personally victimised by members of your family, then the sun may be warning you that you are still playing the role of the poor, unfortunate victim, and this is why it is so easy for others to imprint on you. Whatever your issues were with persecution consciousness, you need to learn to celebrate yourself now, and to become comfortable with sharing yourself, and your gifts with the world. Stop tip toeing around others, and yourself… There is no fear of being attacked when you stop attacking yourself.. Venturing into new territory can be scary at first, but, practices such as yoga, meditation, or visualisation will help you to feel comfortable in your new energetic body… Picture yourself as somebody who is light as a feather, yet with the impact of a bolder. Agile, precise, clear, and highly intellectual like the king of swords. This is about changing the wiring of your mind, from somebody who thinks that they are not capable, or that they always mess up in some ways by being too much. Allow yourself to be too much.. Not energetically no, because you always need to keep a piece of you, to you, but allow yourself to be more than what you were ever allowed to be.. Sure, people will be jealous, people may be intimidated, but once again, if you stop fearing persecution consciousness, then their jealousy or their envy will not effect you in the same ways.. See it for what it is. An energetically recessive soul attempting to stop your glare, because they have no light of their own.
The king of swords is logic. As creative, dreamy, and ideallistic as we may be with our dreams, and passions, we need to balance this out with the masculine energy, which is execution. The HOW. How are you going to make this a reality.. Get off your arse, (yes, I am British, so I say arse, not ass), and grab your dreams by the horns. You cannot just sit there and wait for everything to fall into your lap. You need to do research, research the field that you are entering, make sure that you are knowledgeable about it. Be clear, and focused on what you want. Practice calming techniques so that you do not give overwhelmed by the part of you that still does not think that you can handle all of this.. The study of self is also encouraged with the king of swords, it is important to know yourself, and to be honest about your strengths, and your weaknesses so that you know what needs work.. Thinking positively about yourself, and what you want to do does not mean denying the areas that you perhaps need more work, study, or growth… The king of swords knows the power that the mind yields, so warns to be VERY cautious about what you feed your mind, and what you allow your mind to believe – a new template is asked to be created here. A mind that is not so easily manipulated by outside forces.. It is time to trust yourself to stand up for yourself. You do not need a crutch.
The hierophant presents the opportunity to create a dent in the cycle of your karma.. This is the spiritual figure who dictates law from above, and allows it to befall on those on earth, according to a certain order, and regime that expels the balance of existence. In order for you to change this, and to change your past life patterns, you need to know what they are, but most importantly, you NEED to know how you perpetuate them.. People treat you, the way that you treat yourself. Still playing small? That narcissist sees that.. So, what do you think you are to them? The prime target of-course.. Spiritual messages are abundant this time in assisting you to change the flow of energy that has been draining vital life force for a long time for you. You may be mourning over situations involving the family, and the hierophant suggests that there are lessons to learn, even in this situation, lessons that you may teach to others, to ignite their own healing, and to help them not to perpetuate their own cycles of dysfunction.
Rewards will present themselves in healthier family dynamics following these realisations, and shifts that you are making..
The 6 of cups, along with the 2 of wands can also speak of soul mate love.. Because of the level of spiritual transformation, and childhood healing that is occurring, people from the past may be returning with a message.. This could be twin flame love, a lover who now realises, and returns to confess their love for you, because they have cleared a lot of the baggage, and karmic debt that was cluttering their truth. Forgiveness is a healthy practice, even if you do not wish to look back, and reconcile with this individual in a romantic, or very close fashion. You may forgive them, and send them on their way, for your own healing, and also theirs. An offer of love is made, and it must also be accepted. Just because you deserve it. You will be meeting a lot of people now on a soul level, as opposed to an ego level, which will bless your friendships, and relationships.. Past karma associated with feelings of rejection, or feeling lonely, and abandoned are tackled when we allow our soul group to enter into our lives, and we do not perpetuate behaviours that push, or pull them away. Let new friendships form with your soul group, as you clear out narcissistic, and one sided relationships that fueled your negative view of yourself.
Existing once again as an active member of a community means allowing some responsibility on your part. Responsibility with your thoughts, and responsibility in regards to the way that you approach, and relate to others. Lost, or suppressed parts of yourself including your childhood passions, and the depth of love that you are truly capable of is returning to you, but the king of swords asks for balance in terms of discernment. Not everybody is deserving of you, of your time, your gifts, or your efforts, and you have to know this as a key part of self love. A mature tone is introduced to even out our naivety, as we must take the steps to nurture, and parent our own growth.
I recently came across a picture of my childhood best friend in my childhood home, that had been trapped in my radiator for I guess about 8 years.. I found it particularly strange that it had managed to stay wedged in there for this long, and only fall out at this time. And like I do with all seemingly strange events, I took it as a sign. I proceeded to take the picture downstairs, and I burnt it, watching it turn to ash as I did. To me, it represented not her, but the person that I was at the time that the image was taken. Lost. Uncertain. In pain. In search of somebody, or something to validate me. And toxic.. I no longer own that life. In-fact, I can hardly recall it at all. This too, is a ‘past life’.
Happy healing, my sacred beings ~
© Cindy Anneh-bu 2016.
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