The truth is that we are always going to have moments that test our patience, our temperaments, our emotions. This a part of life but just as a lotus is shown, we must rise above the mud and the muck. It is through these very moments we are able to choose to be wiser, kinder, and better–thereby becoming the lotus arising from the mud. Its a deeper sense of awareness that external catalysts don’t have to ripple across our peace within. This is what the fish is saying for today. Fish can be adaptable, dig deep at the subconscious, It’s about wisdom. This seems the theme for today. Wisdom of knowing that while there are always going to be trying times, conflicts with others, or actions which plague and pluck at our emotions, we are capable of rising above with a sense of awareness, understanding, wisdom, and grace (the swan energy). We are coming into our own emotional power, refusing others to steal away our peace and happiness. From stealing away any bit of our power.
In truth, we wouldn’t be fully grateful for the good moments if we didn’t experience the sour ones as well. Sometimes the bad moments seem daunting and overwhelming–as if we will never be capable of overcoming them–but this is what fear does. It puffs up the situation to appear much more terrifying than what it truly is. Don’t give in to fear. Face it with understanding within your heart and even a sense of gratitude for the learning experience.
You may be tested with these very sorts of moments today–whether it be from an event that takes place or from people. Don’t sweat it. Just remember to breathe and if needed, call upon either fish or swan energy for today. Turtle is about persistence so don’t allow yourself to be stopped–keep pushing forward. You are capable of achieving all that you hope. Allow yourself to remain centered and calm with your emotions balanced, in check, and controlled. Don’t give away your power.
Card of the Day
You may find today to be trying but just remember to have patience and keep on moving. Courage and confidence are two big contenders here but with this fiery, masculine energy also comes the need to remain compassionate and aware of others. By combining this kindness with your own inner bright self are you truly balanced. It takes a wise leader to have this strength.
“Compassion doesn’t weaken leadership, it makes it stronger.” -Rudy Giuliani
The emperor represents will, wisdom, authority and self-control. Its about being sure within yourself. Which makes it incredibly important as we enter December–the last month of the year as now is the time to rid ourselves of the old to allow the new year into our lives. As the card is reversed, it may be signaling a lack in boundaries–are you pleasing people? Are you confident within yourself? Are you determined and ready to work toward your goals? Are you empowered? If not, now is a good time to work on rectifying that. By permitting ourselves this time to really study and observe ourselves we are given the chance to rise like the Phoenix upon his shield to be brighter,better versions of ourselves. Don’t stop. This may be the end of the year but its the preparation for the new as well. Put your will and fire into it. You won’t regret it. It comes with a warning: Don’t grow too rigid and inflexible. ♈