Labor Day has come and gone and with it, the Summer vacation season for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. Although it won’t officially be Fall until the Autumnal Equinox on September 22, our collective energy shift has focused us on the assessment or ‘harvest’ of what we’ve done and how we’ve dealt with manifesting our intentions for this year. This is the season to ask yourself the following important questions– What ‘crop’ did I grow? How well did I tend it? Was/is it a profitable ‘crop’? As you answer those questions, be aware that you are also laying the groundwork for resourcing and nurturing yourself during the coming winter months that round out the calendar year. How you initiate your personal replenishing phase will powerfully affect you and the outcome of your goals. Your message for this month is grouped together with cards of the same mode of energy expression. The communal spirit of the gathered energy of each mode of expression will help to dynamically support you and your efforts as you begin the process of putting the finishing touches on 2012.
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20), THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20), JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) and THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) The energy of your mode of expression is action and activity oriented. You’ll understand the meaning and value of your journey through this year by consciously and conscientiously continuing to work on developing, polishing and promoting it. Ask others for necessary assistance and be willing to consider the opinions and/or advice of others in order to determine if they have merit for you. (Do remember, though, no matter how passionately others advice is, your opinion matters most here.) Your mantra for this season is by Marianne Williamson, “Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.”
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20), THE SUN (July 21 – August 22), THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) and THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) The energy of your mode of expression is best focused in a more introspective and personal manner. Although your intellect is important, your intuitive processes will serve you best at this time. Play your cards close to the vest as you review your process of moving forward as well as being delayed in attaining your quest. Your strength lies in knowing and bonding with the ‘do-er’—you—as you intuitively observe and sort through the results of your experience and how it influences you and affects the outcome you’re questing after. Meditation and quiet time spent in nature and museums will profoundly help you. Your mantra for this season is from basketball great, Michael Jordan, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20), THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22), THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) and THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) The energy of your mode of expression is found in communication with others as well as yourself. Gathering and processing information as you sort through your experiences and communicate your findings with others in your environment will stimulate and encourage you. As you operate in this way, your mind-set will change and you’ll find yourself open to viewing and interacting with life in a more expansive fashion. The potency of this mode of expression for you is transformational and empowering. Your mantra for this season is Richard Nelson Bolles’ priceless reminder, “One of the saddest lines in the world is, ‘Oh come now—be realistic.’ The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride.”