The Shapes We Mae

GODDESS TAROT TUESDAY: The Six of Swords

Inner GoddessLily MyersComment
The Goddess Tarot was created and illustrated by Kris Waldherr.

The Goddess Tarot was created and illustrated by Kris Waldherr.

It's been a while since I've done a Goddess Tarot post; I'll admit it, February got me down. The seemingly endless winter, long days of work and my cold apartment had my deck sitting on the shelf-- sometimes I neglect the Goddess Tarot when I need it most! But I've got good news for you and me. We're moving away, and we're moving into something ENTIRELY new. Buckle up.

….And to COMPLETELY prove my point, as I clicked away from this window to check my email, I received some very huge and surprising news that's going to change my employment situation drastically (not great news, not terrible news, just very unexpected NEW news). The restaurant I work at has suddenly, unexpectedly, shut down. I just read the email and shook my head for about ten minutes, shocked. Shocked both at the news itself and also at the cards' ability to predict. This card is all about moving on to a completely new phase. And boy, am I doing just that.

In the card's image, we see a woman gliding away, alone on a boat, on a seemingly peaceful river. She looks serene, though perhaps nostalgic or sorrowful; it's a bittersweet transition, as all big transitions are. We grow accustomed to our situations, no matter what they are. As much as I complained about the restaurant job I've worked for the past five months, I find myself actually sad that I won't be working there anymore. I'd wanted to find a way to quit in the next few months anyway-- but faced with the sudden forced transition, it does feel sorrowful. I already feel nostalgia for all the hours I spent there, for the life phase that has now come to a close.

But alongside the nostalgia comes both excitement and trepidation. We know we're heading into something completely new, and we're heading there fast. It's the beginning of a new month, with brand new energy; a new season is almost upon us. We don't know what it looks like yet, but that's part of the fun. I don't know yet what I'm going to do now that this new phase is thrust upon me, and as nervous as I am, I'm excited. Variety is the spice of life; we can't stay in the same phase forever. There are certain transitions in our lives that push us into a drastically new energetic field, a new feeling, a new way of being in the world. That's happening now. Like I said: buckle up.

This is a great time for releasing the old. De-clutter your room; find at least one bagful of things you no longer use. It's highly symbolic to give away possessions that you don't need; it encourages your spirit to release that which no longer serves it as well. It's a good time to start your spring cleaning. Clean out your closet, sweep your floors. Cleaning out old energy invites brand new energy to pervade your space.

It's also a GREAT time to write out your goals. Don't just think about them; WRITE THEM DOWN! Seriously. Yesterday, I started writing down the goal of "quitting the restaurant within three months". Today, I find out that I have inadvertently achieved this goal. The power of writing down goals is no joke. Studies also show that the more you write down your goals and affirm them verbally to your friends, the more likely you are to achieve them.

It's a great time for looking ahead. It's the start of the month: what do you want March to be about for you? What's the energy you've been missing and craving this winter? For me, it's warm, fiery and juicy energy. So that's what I'm making March all about. I don't know exactly what form this will take, but I am on my boat, gliding expectantly into the new. I'm ready to face the next stop along the river.

Happy sailing, goddesses! xo