This client wanted a general overview of the incoming and outgoing energies in her life going into the new year. Here is the summary of the reading:
The previous year in summary – the Queen of Pentacles – certainly indicates that 2014 was a year of inner focus. It centred around developing a sense of security and a sense of worth and value that comes from within. 2014 was about finding inner gifts and inner resources, and becoming more cognizant of your inner worth.
You have the energy of learning lessons having to do with giving and receiving in the context of a relationship. This is the 6 of Pentacles. In 2014 one of the valuable lessons you learned had to do with what having and not having in the context of a relationship really meant. Could it be that something appeared to show up in the context of a relationship – meaning that it appeared that you were receiving, but in truth there was something ‘impoverished’ about the way in which you received? The kneeling figures in the 6 of pentacles contrast so much with the Queen of Pentacles in terms of her inner awareness of her value and worth. So it’s as though the Queen is communicating to you that you ought to really maintain a sense of your value and worth, and in the context of relationships – in how you show up in giving and receiving. I focus on your relationship – because the departing energies, the energies leaving your field, have to do with the contents of your cup being spilled – the Ace of Cups reversed. What is leaving your field is the major energy of emotional loss centred around your love relationship in which there was something imbalanced in the giving and receiving. So that is what is departing.
In terms of your inner aspirations and desires, given your situation, this has to do with wanting to be present with your skills, wanting to use your resources and skills with a certain mastery. If you look at this card, the 2 of Pentacles, you can see it takes a lot of mastery to balance while juggling those pentacles. It takes a certain degree of skill. You want to really be mastering your skills and talents, but doing so within a certain context of consciousness. Meaning that your skills are informed by something else that is more intangible. This has to do with incorporating facets of the intangible in how you use your skill. Having your spiritual awareness integrated with how you use and navigate your talents. Bringing it all together in a masterful way. Because this card is reversed, and because we are looking at what is departing and what is incoming, this is suggesting that this energy is present, but it is nascent, in the nascent, still forming, stages. There is another aspect I want to bring out more clearly here – that you really are working with multiple skill sets and it is about integrating them. There are a variety of ways in which you really can be expressing your creativity. This is the message of Gemini on your 5th house cusp.
What is coming into your field – incoming energies, we have the 9 of cups. The energy leaving your field had to do with emotional loss, the 9 of cups suggests the complete opposite – a sense of inner satisfaction and completion, happiness and contentment, emotional fulfilment. This is reversed, and I will say that it’s not that the energy is ‘blocked’ but it is that it really is in the beginning stages of coming into your field. The energy of inner satisfaction and happiness is what is potentially available to you, making its way into your field if you really allow it to. I sense it has to do with slowly coming into your field, because the next card is the 8 of wands reversed (the hidden aspects), which to me has the energy of ‘take off’, of ‘lift off’, as opposed to swift culmination or arrival in its upright aspect. If you think of a plane taking off, it takes time to build the momentum, but it is taking off nevertheless. Especially in relation to what you have been through – emotional loss – this reversal is about a change of direction into something fulfilling.
One other aspect is that this incoming energy – feeling content on an inner level – spills over onto your aspirations and desires in terms of how you are going to go about using and mastering your skills, and having your talents/skills integrated with your spiritual consciousness. Developing and mastering your skills in a way that is integrated with your spiritual consciousness and pursuits could be a process that brings you a real sense of inner satisfaction and pleasure.
In terms of the overall direction in which you are headed, the 8 of pentacles, this has again to do with the application of your focus to mastering skills – putting your energy into the mastery of your skill. Again, there is an energy of ‘take off’ here, of ‘lift off’– especially in relation to how you will put the creativity of your skill out into the world, how you will release it.
So in summary, going into 2015, you put the energy of loss behind you – knowing this was a valuable experience that really taught you about your own worth, and the importance of giving and receiving love in a balanced, mutually fulfilling way. Giving and receiving love that is fully in alignment with the worth of who you are. You turn your focus to those inner desires and aspirations, your talents and skills, knowing that they really point the way to your fulfilment.