We start this week with a reminder that an open heart is a vibrant heart. The Faery Who Was Kissed by the Pixies is a card of unconditional love in all of its forms, whether it be familial, friendly, or romantic. This is a call to enjoy love, sweet love and the faeries ask you to open up to receive it, and then once received to allow it to flow back outward. This is a time of healing so this process of energetic open heart surgery may dig up the need to look at forgiveness and self-love as well. What can you release so that you feel lighter? As you go through this process, you will notice that your relationships feel deeper and that there is a richness developing that may have been unknown to you until now. The bright light that springs forth from your heart will also serve as a beacon to attract more unto you, and you can be sure that the quality of the love that goes out is what will be pulled back in, so ask yourself: Does the love that pours out of you come from a place of joy? What would it take to love without expectation of something in return? Tapping into that space can shift us to a place of authentic joy and peace.
Some of what comes from this heart opening is the letting go of relationships and situations that are not supported by your new sense of expansion. When your heart is opening and attracting more transparent and authentic love, it no longer supports emotions and people that aren’t a match to that. As we grow and open, it can be difficult to release the past, but The Lady of the Harvest comes through to show you that life moves in cycles and that while we often experience feelings of grief and loss at the completion of one, the harvest always brings abundance once we create the space for it. You are supported – the Lady’s breasts are swollen with milk, which serves as a symbol of the flow of nourishment that is able to sustain life while also providing the sustenance and comfort that we deserve and need. Remember that strength in the now comes from disengaging from the limiting patterns, beliefs, and relationships of the past. The process may be painful, but trust it, create awareness around how you feel, and then take the steps necessary to move on.
Throughout this unfolding and the week, focus on maintaining balance. Motion is a natural process in life and you are creating a lot of flow through opening your heart and releasing. In some cases, this can create feelings of unpredictability. The Undressing of a Salad is a card of equilibrium. If you can stay in a place of poise and balance, it doesn’t matter how many balls you have up in the air, you will be able to not only catch them, but play with them as well. Nevertheless, you will most likely still drop a ball every once in a while, as change of direction and heart can create sudden shifts in fortune. Focus even more intently, go with the flow, and remember that you can come out even stronger than before.
This week’s reading is from The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud.