Happy Blood Moon eclipse, my friends – Wow, what a day! Mercury went retrograde yesterday and some of us are already noticing the effects. Not to worry; It’s definitely not all bad. Check out this post (including Tarot spread) about how to make the most of this Mercury retrograde which is set to last until 19 August.
As you may know, the effect of an eclipse can last up to six months so do pay attention to the energy and events of today. This is an intense time but it will begin easing off gradually and we certainly aren’t powerless when it comes to thriving in spite of the energy being tricky to work with. Check out my Aquarius Full Moon eclipse post (also with Tarot spread).The eclipse can bring to the fore things we have been deluding ourselves about and force an awakening. Click To Tweet
Take it easy this weekend. People may test your patience in the wake of this eclipse that is conjunct Mars. You may find this useful in terms of weeding out dysfunctional relationships but it won’t be easy or pleasant, especially if you have been deceiving yourself.
For this week’s pick-a-card messages, we are working with the Thelema Tarot and the Alchemy stones (OOP).
Intuitively choose your Alchemy stone and Tarot card selection above. You may find that it helps to take a minute to relax, ground and centre before making your selection. If you struggle with choosing a combo intuitively, you can allow a digital randomiser do the selection for you. Scroll down past the general spirit guidance message for your individual week ahead message.
General Spirit Guidance for the Week Ahead
The going is tough right now for many of us… The intense pressure of this eclipse season seems magnified because the many retrogrades (six in total if we include Chiron) force us to focus on what is happening within our own psyche. This brings certain hidden advantages though and Chenguang is her to remind us of one of them:
Only when we are mindful of inner processes can we actively begin changing them. The best attitude to cultivate in the week ahead is to do as much of the things that generate true joy and love in our lives as possible. Use colours, crystals, essences and essential oils if that helps… but don’t forget: the quickest way to bring more joy and love into our own lives is to extend the same to our brothers and sisters.
Be mindful of your heart and how it connects to all the loving hearts around you. Keep expanding this energy so that more and more of your daily choices come from the heart. This is how we expand the Light of the Divine in the world.
Tarot & Alchemy Stone Week Ahead Messages Reveal
You chose Alchemy stone & Tarot card combination number 1
Eclipse with Queen of Pentacles (Capricorn). Much growth has been achieved and you are ready to ‘graduate’ with this eclipse. Take pride in your success so far but don’t rest on your laurels – There is much yet to do. Future endeavours will be undertaking with gravity in and sense of responsibility for the wellbeing of those in your care in the week ahead. People respect you for what you have made of yourself because they can see how far you have come.
For the relationship: Practical concerns may not leave much time for romance in the week ahead but you will be given plenty of opportunities to support your beloved and to draw on their support in turn. Not a great week for new love for singles and if anyone tries to flirt with you, it’s likely you’ll be too busy to even notice.
You chose Alchemy stone & Tarot card combination number 2
Salt with 4 of Swords (Jupiter in Libra). Objectivity is needed in order to find where and how to focus your energy. Start each day with a few minutes of yoga, meditation or qigong to clear and balance your mind.
Don’t take on too much work this week. Instead, make rest and recreation as much of a priority as possible. All that other stuff will still be there to deal with later. This is a time of integrating recent events and to gain clarity. Do not force any projects or make choices before you know more about where they might lead you.
For the relationship: Focus on harmony and diplomacy in your relationship. Listen more than you talk. Not a great week for starting new relationships but harmony can be restored to troubled relationships and it is possible to reach out to ex’s if it is done in a diplomatic way.
You chose Alchemy stone & Tarot card combination number 3
Initiate and the Ace of Wands (Fire). The eclipse is acting as an initiation for you and next week brings much creative passion/inspiration as well as many new beginnings. How will you harness all the energy is being freed up now?
Trust your gut instinct and focus on your goal/desire. You may lack discernment about the best way forward in practical terms. Now might be a good time to seek out a mentor or teacher to show you how to achieve your dreams. You are alert to the signs around you and feel magically connected to all of life. This is a truly wonderful time and people are likely to be drawn to your energy which is pure charisma now.
For the relationship: The sap is rising and whether you are single or coupled, you will most likely find that you are more sexually charged than usual… so make the most of it! 🙂