With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
― Wayne W. Dyer
Some of you already noticed that I didn’t make an Eclipse Tarot spread in time for the what came to be known as the ‘Great American Eclipse,’ I just wasn’t feeling it and now that some time have passed, I know why. The big lessons happened in the wake of the eclipse… revelations, masks dropping and patterns emerging. I had no way of realising just how massive this would be on both a personal and global level before the eclipse. Now that I know, I feel guided to create an Angelic Tarot spread to help us shed light on what has happened and enter into a state of grace with it all.
Before you begin, you may wish to take a few moments to centre, light a candle and/or some incense if this is helpful and say an invocation to Archangel Jeremiel who helps us review the past in the light of mercy.
The Archangel Jeremiel Life Lesson Integration Tarot Spread
1. What has truly changed
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
What is apparent, someone leaving or the end of employment is surface stuff. Your life Path has a blueprint and in this card position, we look at the underlying spiritual/emotional parameters. Even changes that happen out of the blue were precipitated by your soul’s need for change. The soul grows through change and all change is good if we learn to accept what is.
Whatever happened did so to push you to grow. Once you realised what as truly changed for you, you can use the momentum of this change to propel you forward toward your most magnificent destiny.
2. What you can can control in this process of change
I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Now I’m wise, so I am changing myself.
The quote by Rumi above really says it all. The focus must be on our own journey rather than on other people. In this card position we look at the circumstances you can control and the best way forward. From this card, you can glean valuable action advice.
3. What you must surrender[bctt tweet=”“The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.” ― William Booth” username=”LisaFrideborg”]
There are, of course, aspects of your environment that you will not able to control… but you can still control your mental attitude about them. This card shows you the aspect that you must give yourself peace/closure over… When you come face to face with this aspect, you must remember to surrender. It will most likely keep reappearing until you have surrendered completely.
4. A personal strength to draw on in the process of integrating this lesson
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” —Walt Disney
This card shows you a trait or talent that you can use to overcome any blocks or obstacles you feel have appeared on your path.
5. A weakness to be aware of[bctt tweet=”There is no other enemy than the enemy within.” username=”LisaFrideborg”]
This card shows you how you fail to show up for yourself or actively self-sabotage your progress. Check especially if this is something you project on others.
6. What awaits on the other side of this lesson
Challenges and life lessons open new doors for us to walk through. Imagine this as the door you are being invited to walk through next…
Feel free to share your reading (with positional meanings) in the comments below. I’m happy to help with any card you may be stuck on if you provide your own interpretation first!
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