Glinda's Guidance for the week of 10/18/2015 - stock up on garlic the energy vampires are near.
Uh oh - we're stuck in Munchkinland this week! The hypnotic rhythm as hold of us and is seducing us with lollipops and gilded parties! The good news is that it's OK to set aside ambitions in favor of contemplation this week. Rest! Relax! Rejuvenate and Meditate. Time to re-connect with your gifts.
The energies of the week: (Knave of Garlic Flowers crossed by the 2 of Stakes) We are far too focused on the external this week.
Note: Continuing with the spirit of the season, I've grabbed The Vampire Tarot by Robert Place for the reading this week. Reading pictured above & below. Seems these blood suckers really cut to the chase! I was blown away by the DIRECTNESS of the messages I received.
The lion says: (6 of Knives) we must have the courage to move away from the hypnotic rhythm of life. It pulls us in and mesmerizes us - yet the Universe has prepared a far greater offering if we are willing to sail into what appears to be stormy weather with the full faith that the Captain at the helm knows what he is doing and guides us to calmer water where our desires can manifest more fully and in accordance with our soul's purpose.
The scarecrow says: (Queen of Knives) if you are thinking that you are anything less than beautiful, gracious, intelligent and extremely capable - you are quite simply wrong. Your gifts are innate - you know them because you are in a state of joy when you are expressing them and feel most natural. Though others may not understand you or find you intimidating, unusual or unconventional, know that is simply them NOT seeing their reflection in you - and you know who doesn't see a reflection... right? You got it a VAMPIRE! Don't let these folks drain you of your life blood! Leave self-doubt at the door this week and greet your guests with an olive branch with a nice clove of garlic on the end.
The tin man says: (The Count Reversed) do not remain tied to the physical world at the expense of your soul. Release your need and desire to control the Universe and simply go with the flow of life. Let go of ambition in favor of contemplation this week - your physical and material world will reward you for taking the week off!
Side Note: ACK! How many time must I resign as Director of the Universe? A role that I continually feel I'm qualified for and yet... my results have been really poor.
Toto says: (3 of Holy Water) heads up... turn to your friends for support this week - this is a time for supporting and encouraging one another to live fully in our true gifts and to break free of the conventions which don't serve us. Do you have a "go to group" of friends or colleagues whom you know will share in the good times and the bad with you? If so - call on them this week! (Hello Lion, Tin Man & Scarecrow, I need your help getting out of Munchkinland!)
The final stake in the heart of the energy vampires: (9 of Stakes) - wow that's a LOT of stakes, we're sure to get them now! it's time to make a sacrifice. Stop using your energy to protect sacred cows and false beliefs - be willing to be on fire for your true desires - call on your friends for support but leave those who want to douse your flames by the wayside. The phoenix only rises whole if it burns fully to ashes. This is indeed a call for you to sacrifice comfort to realize a new revolution of your evolution.
God the tarot NEVER ceases to amaze me! When I do the numerology for this week's reading (adding all of the card numbers and reducing to a number 21 or less) it is revealed that this is indeed a reading about making the right choices in life! The number is VI - the associated card - The Lovers.
Robert Place writes of the Lovers card: "The vampires penetrating bite is a symbolic lustful sex act. Dracula demonstrates this by praying only on young women and attempting to steal them away from their lovers and husbands to add them to his harem." Once bitten there is a choice to be made: lust or higher love.
You too are asked to make a choice this week - hypnotic rhythm or harmonic rhythm? Will you succumb to the trappings of the materialistic, the conventional view of society, the shoulds, the musts or will you muster all of the internal strength required to BE the Queen of Knives and pursue your harmonic rhythm with wild abandon no matter if society casts you out as they did the witches of Salem.
Stay strong, the Queen of Knives wears the Ruby Slippers this week - do NOT allow the Vampires to seduce you into releasing those blood red shoes into their care.
Always with you,