Virgo Season is a great time to give our health and fitness habits an overhaul. We all know that our fitness levels depend on the food we consume as well as our daily habits and exercise routines. However, many of us use fate as an excuse for low fitness levels. It is easier to blame our genes and our family or circumstances than to create the necessary changes. But, as we get older, we start paying a higher price for going down the path of endless excuses. So if you feel the time for change is now, join me in laying out the cards to determine how (not if) you are Fated to be Fit.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.”
A Bit About Genetics and Epigenetics
Many people who struggle with getting or staying fit genuinely believe that their genes are the problem and that it is therefore impossible for them to lose weight or change their body shape. However, your genes do not determine the fate of your fitness. Recent research into epigenetics proves that we can all create change at an epigenetic level through the power of our minds and by changing our habits.
The Fated to Be Fit Tarot Spread
- My fitness journey in this incarnation
- Genetic blessing
- Genetic challenge
- Bad habits established in your younger years
- Good habits established in your younger years
- Main strength on your fitness journey
- What really needs to change now
- First step to making the change
- What to expect in the near future when making this change
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
– Fred DeVito
Fated to Be Fit Sample Reading with the Witches Tarot
1. My fitness journey in this incarnation
This card is based on any soul contract component concerning your health, well-being and general fitness. For this position, it is useful to look at the Elemental distribution in your natal chart. Also, look for any inherent challenges in your 6th House, the House of Health and daily habits.
Queen of Cups (Water of Water/Cancer): Many of my challenges in this incarnation come from a Water-heavy chart. For instance, I have had issues with my lymph for much of my life and being too ‘damp‘ (TCM) in general. However, this Queen also grants me immense pleasure from moving to music so it’s not all bad.
2. Genetic blessing
This is a fitness or well-being blessing that has come down to you via your bloodline.
Knight of Cups (Air of Water/Scorpio): I have a heart for transformation and for using my body to express myself artistically. This keeps me moving even when I don’t feel like exercising.
3. Genetic challenge
This card represents a fitness or well-being challenge that comes down to you via your forbears.
Justice (Libra/Cardinal Air): Asthma runs in the family but it is a challenge I overcame thanks to dietary changes and cardiovascular exercise. Eliminating all grains from my diet cured the asthma within a couple of months.
4. Bad habits established in your younger years
This is a card you need to read together with what you already know about bad habits you established in childhood through to young adulthood. The card may give you a bit more information about the underlying reason for those habits.
Page of Wands (Earth of Fire): I was a total sugar-fiend and made up for the lack of sweetness in my chaotic childhood by consuming any sugar I could get my hands on. The Page of Wands when negatively aspected can indeed signify destructive pleasure-seeking.
5. Good habits established in your younger years
The Emperor (Aries): I have always been good at organising my time to make room for exercise. Once I have committed to a training regimen, I stick to it.
6. Main strength on your fitness journey
The Wheel of Fortune (Jupiter): I’m quite lucky to be fairly fit in my 50s. The more I move, the luckier I feel. I’m optimistic about my ability to improve, even when I suffer from injuries. I always focus on the opportunities.
7. What needs to change now
7 of Pentacles (Saturn in Taurus): I work way too much. This means sitting for hours on end. My body is not happy and the lymph has not been flowing the way it should. I can tell because my ankles start swelling and my whole body aches when I sit too much.
8. First step to making the change
The Magician (Mercury): Setting a firm intention, use the resources I have and come up with a plan. It’s definitely the movement side of things that needs to change the most. Recent dietary changes and tweaks are working well.
9. What to expect in the near future when making this change
The Fool (Uranus): Ha! Well, I should expect the unexpected with The Fool. But most of all, I should enjoy being in the moment. This card makes me think of enjoying movement for the sake of it rather than having heavy-duty fitness goals. The Fool (our soul) is always dancing and leaping about. He moves wherever the wind takes him and he enjoys every second of it.
Does this mean I should not come up with a plan? No, not at all. But it means I have to remain adaptable and that the focus wants to be on being present.
Fit and Fabulous at 50+
I hope you enjoy working with this Tarot spread and that it gives you both the aha moments and the inspiration you need to get moving on your fitness journey. I firmly believe we are fated to be fit and fabulous at 50+!
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