Osho Zen Tarot: Guilt, Slowing Down, Integration
Medicine Cards: Crow, Beaver
Mayan Oracle: Caban, Lamat
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Cups, Four of Disks, Eight of Disks
Aleister Crowley Deck: Science, Princess of Disks, Swiftness
Healing Earth Tarot: Woman of Rainbows, Seven of Pipes, Seven of Crystals
Words of Truth: Knowing, Terror, Opportunity
Here we are in February the month of Valentines and we have a strong focus on the elements of duality. In this month (that is about unifying lovers) it is important to remember that within each of us, we are both male and female aspects. There are moments when we need to be the masculine eagle, flying high with majesty, clarity, and embodying power and aloneness. Then there are moments when we need to become the feminine swan, gently floating and diving into the elements of our emotions with the embodiment of space, grace, and purity.
Remember that the conflicts always originate within you. You cannot create a bridge between your own opposing and yet complimentary sides if you judge one part, suppress another part, or feel guilty about something from your past and are still holding on to some mental self-hatred.
This is the month to create bridges between the dominant parts of yourself and those other parts that deserve and need some attention and connection. If you notice that you are very loving and beautiful in one moment and then hours later you are expressing absolute anger or fear, then something is not fully integrated.
When you are unified within, the emotions may still roll past your mind but your identification with them and the attachment to voicing them or your expression of them will be very different. When the different sides of your mind and heart communicate and become strengthened, then the duality disappears and the bridge connecting them becomes stronger. At that point they unify into one great bridge of awareness. In that moment a crystallization occurs and the duality evaporates. All becomes one and your male and female internally become one powerful moving force of conscious clarity, where each is heard and honored for the gifts and insights that they share, the logic and the illogic finally understand each other and chaos and clarity find a way to be with each other in a flow of love.
Within you right now is an Earth Keeper, a synergistic shield of perspective and respect for all things. If you do not feel that this part is fully activated it is time to look at what you are judging within that is preventing the natural alignment of all life in the great cosmic flow that is available to all. You do not need to earn it. It is your birthright to be here on this planet. This is such a wonderful gift and so often in our rushing around and getting caught up in “thinking” we loose touch with the wonder and magic that is the passionate force of life and nature.
In this month of “Love” don’t forget to put your heart awareness to the animal and nature kingdoms. Often their lives have more suffering than humanity. So become aware of your own suffering and learn to expand beyond the limitation of suffering into a larger world that is the envelope of love that surrounds and protects us all. When you are fully embodied and awakening, you will notice the suffering of others. Everything alive has a soul. Everything on this planet has that spark of life within it. Everything that lives struggles to navigate the world and the priorities of the pattern that it’s life requires.
Remember, your pattern and priorities are not necessarily the priorities or joys of your pet. What a farm animal wants and needs may be very different than what you want to offer. When you can step beyond your own fears, insecurities, or emotions you can begin to notice the needs of others. It is not about what you want or what you need to give others. It is about what they need and then it is your job (as a conscious being) to find a way to give that to another in the way that opens them, serves their growth, and supports the expansion of love that is not about getting but about giving.
You have an opportunity this month. Take a look a how you communicate with your inner self. Are you being loving? Are you being respectful? Notice how you choose words and be willing to look that shadow in the mirror and do not turn away from what you might see within that has been perhaps a bit off-putting in the past. Look beyond the event and into the heart and longing of who you really are. Yes, this is going to take some work, which is why the Beaver is there in the cards. Beaver reminds us that it is always best to have more than one way in or out of any situation. Beaver tells us to look at the alternatives. Become aware that limiting thoughts stop productivity. It is time to settle differences within yourself and also in your outer world. Use discernment with love and you will discover ways through all situations that are currently causing problems.