This week is perfect for learning how to navigate difficult relationships and knowing when to cut ties with those who no longer support us on our journey.
No one said it would be easy, but sometimes that's just the type of mission we need to grow. This week will be full of opportunities for growth as we are presented with challenges that give us the perfect chance to see who we are as reflected through our interactions with those around us. What if we don't like what we see? No sweat. You can always change course, no guilt, no shame. Becoming conscious of our own subtleties gives us the power to make changes little by little to slowly align ourselves with who we know we are. How will this specifically play out this week? In our relationships; more importantly, in the difficult and uncomfortable ones!
This week is auspicious for: Practicing moderation and self-control in relationships
The card of Temperance reversed tells us that we may be involved in arguments, situations where there are competing interests and even circumstances where there are elements of corruption. The big takeaway will be how you deal with it all. First things first, this is not a situation where you should enter with all guns blazing to find a solution. The counsel here is to moderate your actions and instead favor observation and reflection before chiming in. There is an irritable and fiery energy in the air that feeds off of conflict so you'll want to do your best to avoid getting entangled in trivial arguments that could escalate and lead to loss or destruction. It's a fine line you'll be walking as there is even a possibility that those you'll be pitted against will rely on shady tactics and unethical behavior to advance their own agendas, however, this should not be permitted. Stand your ground although keep in mind that the delivery is just as important as the message itself. Keep calm, cool and collected while expressing any dissonance and even when things get rough, be friendly and relaxed, above all with those that are the most difficult to get along with. If you toe the line in a steady, balanced way you'll find that the bark of those pot-stirrers was far worse than the bite and you even have the chance to gain new respect and new allies out of the least-likely of characters.
This week is NOT so auspicious for: Argumentative dynamics and quarrels
We're living in a world of dualities and right alongside the just and the morally-upright we find cruelty and troublemakers. The Knight of Swords reversed will have us coming directly into contact with the latter. This week you'll need to be especially cautious of toxic people in your environment because there's no rest for the wicked and it's like they're coming out of the woodwork. We're talking about people who relish and take delight in other people's failures, individuals who like to open up old wounds just to watch you squirm. So how should we take these bad apples on? Don't. Where the situation permits, walk away, cut your losses and leave behind an energy that simply no longer serves your higher good, if it ever even did. We have the power here to recognize a situation for what it really is and then make our decisions accordingly. If we look out at the situation and realize that the sword-wielding, fire-breathing maniac in the mirror is us, it would be best to lean into some transformative techniques soon lest you continue the path toward self-destruction. It's never too late to start. Let the revolution begin!
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