Labor Day has arrived. Its arrival officially declares that the Summer vacation season is over for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. Although it won’t officially be Fall until the Autumnal Equinox on September 22 at 10:29pm EDT, we’re already feeling the coolness in the air and noticing that the leaves are beginning to change colors. During this annual change, we automatically shift our energies and focus on assessing what we’ve become, what we’ve done and how we’ve dealt with manifesting our intentions for this year. Nature guides us to ask ourselves these important questions– What ‘crop’ did I grow? How well did I tend it? Was/is it a profitable ‘crop’? As we answer (or in some cases, ignore) those questions, we are also creating the space for the type of energy that will sustain and inform us during the winter season. How will you participate in your own personal replenishing phase? Will you choose to actively be at the effect of it or passively affected by it? 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 you dynamically support your efforts as you enter into the process of completing nature’s 2014 cycle.
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 sorting through your emotional, spiritual and physical belongings– you know– your feelings and fears, your beliefs and attitudes and the objects you’re drawn to because they display your value to yourself and the world. As you take inventory, you’ll begin to see the direction you’re headed and who is on the same path with you. With this new awareness, you’ll be able to continue the successful manifestation of your most important goals for 2014. Your mantra for this season is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “You have done what you could– some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely with too high a spirit to be encumbered with the old nonsense.”
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. For you, this year has (hopefully!) brought you to a better place of acceptance of the necessity for thoroughness, transformation and wisdom. Naturally deep, with a profoundly powerful way of ‘sussing’ any matter out, you now have to encourage and develop that aspect of yourself that can not only access the meaning of the moment, but knows how to put that information to practical use. By reviewing and practicing the mental, emotional and spiritual lessons you’ve encountered and learned this year, you’ll be able to finish out 2014 with more passion and power than you’ve ever had. Your mantra for this season is from Hamilton Wright Mabie, “Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for… life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience…. What he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways.”
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. Remember that old audio cassette tape commercial whose tag line was, “Is it real or is it Memorex?” The TV ad was selling the ability to replicate an experience so well that you would get as equally powerful an experience from the copy as you’d gotten from the original. This ‘harvest’ season is the time for you to consciously evoke memories of your past victories and achievements. The more you experience these moments of being purely and powerfully yourself, the more you’ll inspire and strengthen those winning aspects of yourself. You become even more powerful and resourceful if you remember to keep what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and how you’re doing it to yourself. As you close out 2014, you’re also preparing for one of your greatest years yet– 2015. Your mantra for this season is by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer, “Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways. Be flexible, open and willing to let the new come to you. This can be the most joyous, prosperous, and creative time of your life.”