Cross of Truth Layout
(Please excuse any typos...I promise I proof it several times!!!)
Q: What is most important and beneficial for this group to be aware of for the month of February 2018?
Tunnel/9 of Swords
Gate/Reversed King of Pentacles
Air/Three of Pentacles
Gift/Seven of Wands
Child/Reversed Ace of Cups
We start the reading with the Image of a Candle. The Candle Card is a symbol for Light and Hope ~ It dispels darkness and provides us with the light we need to take our next steps.
The next card we see is the Tunnel Card.
This card symbolizes traveling underground and a trip to the underworld. Tunnels can be scary and uncomfortable places that leave us feeling a little anxious and unsure.
It is accompanied by the 9 of Swords. That card shows a woman in bed sitting upright with her arms folded over her chest and 9 Swords suspended above her. She is guarding her heart.
The keyword for this card is actually Anxiety.
If you tune in...on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest...how would you rate your level of anxiety?
If it is high ~ these cards make perfect sense to you.
If it is rating low...how is your overall health right now? Your mood?
Sometimes Anxiety is something you are well aware of and other times it is running its current below the level of your conscious awareness.
Tune in and see what you intuitively sense.
The next card is Gate. This symbolizes a beginning point and it is accompanied by The King of Pentacles Reversed.
The Gate symbolizes a passage from one state to another ~ from darkness to light. The King of Pentacles is about Security.
When reversed he symbolizes problems related to home or real estate, bad investments or lost revenue.
If representing a person it can symbolize a corrupt ruler.
Is there a particular person in your personal life that is contributing to your anxiety or a person you have an uneasy feeling about?
Are you passing through a Gate and moving away from this person? Moving from darkness to light?
For some it will be an actual person and for others it will be a situation.
What is Key to remember is that you are moving through this Gate now.
Sometimes what feels like Security is actually a false sense of Security that keeps you stuck in familiar patterns.
It is interesting to note that these events may be actual events in the physical world...which goes along with the Pentacle cards that have come up...but know that they can also just be happening at the level of Mind...which then creates our outer reality.
The Helpful Energy Cards are Air and 3 of Pentacles.
Air symbolizes being free and limitless. This is your time now to move beyond restraints...either self-imposed restraints or restraints placed on you by others.
Either way...you are ready to be free.
The 3 of Pentacles is a card of Synergy. It is about building a foundation.
You are now free to build a new foundation that is Illuminated by the truth of who and what you are.
Time to allow the old stories to be just that...old stories...and you are ready for not just a new chapter in your life...but a whole new Book.
That Book is based on the Real YOU, not the conditioned you...but the YOU that fully expresses your True Essence.
The Obstacle Cards are Gift and Seven of Wands.
This Gift card in this spot can be interpreted in two ways. It can mean that a Gift that somebody is giving you isn't actually a gift at all or it comes with strings attached that will not serve you.
That will be true for some of you. For others this card actually means that all that is going on for you right now...even though it may suck...it is actually a Gift.
Dr. Darren Weissman calls them Gifts in strange wrapping paper.
The overall sense I feel from that card though is a reminder from the Universe that all that has been experienced is bringing you to and through this next Gate in your life.
The next Obstacle Card is the 7 of Wands and it is a card of Forcefulness.
Some of the obstacles that can show up here are:
~ A defensive attitude when openness is needed
~ Oversensitive to Criticism
~ Creating Self-Imposed Obstacles
Tune into your Inner Wisdom here because you may need to protect yourself, hold your ground, and push away unwanted demands...
And yet...this is the Obstacle card so really feel into if that is helping you or creating a problem.
This is why most healers and spiritual teachers will suggest to you that tapping into your own Inner Wisdom really is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
The final cards are Child and Ace of Cups Reversed.
The Child Archetype is about Innocence and Curiosity.
It is an innocent, joyful curiosity that can help you break away from entrenched patterns, better allowing you to see, play and discover.
The Child also represents Simplicity.
The Ace of Cups Reversed is lovingly telling you it is time to fill your own cup. In order for you to move out of the Tunnel and through the Gate you will serve yourself best by filling your cup.
That can look a lot of different ways depending on what is going on in your life.
Because we are Body, Mind and Spirit ..all three levels of Being need to be filled.
Where do you feel most out of balance? Physically, Mentally, Emotionally or Spiritually?
Just start somewhere with the Intention of filling yourself back up.
A simple place to start...add some good quality water to a favorite cup and drink a minimum of eight 8 ounce glasses per day!
How can we Simply sum this up?
Circling back to the beginning card of the Candle that lights your next steps:
Your next Immediate Step is filing your own cup.
What are 1 to 3 things you can Be, Do, Have, Give or Create now to begin doing that? What might that look like?
For me, right now...that looks like:
1. Increasing my Water intake ~ ongoing but I'll start with another glass right now to get me closer to my goal.
2. Returning to Bright Line Eating.~ ongoing but I'll start today by planning my lunch and dinner and sticking to it.
3. Making that overdue Dental Appointment. (Called to make it but they were closed so left a message.)
4. Getting a Massage. (Scheduled for early March...willing to wait for the Therapist highly recommended.)
5. Morning Meditation/Movement ~ ongoing but I started my day with this and I'm always glad when I do.
Truly don't know what that next step might be for you?
Simply start with Lighting a Candle and see what next step is Illuminated for you. This simple action gets the energy moving if you are feeling stuck.
Jill Marie Chesrow