At this time of 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 those questions, we are also creating the space for the type of energy that will sustain and inform us during the winter season. 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 2022’s cycle.
Mercury, the planet of communication, will be retrograde from September 9th to October 2nd. Introspection, intuition, and inspiration are the key words for this Mercury retrograde. Please use this opportunity to consciously go within and make note of those often brilliant flashes of insight. Then follow through with the research that’ll help you pinpoint how to profit from your discoveries.
As with all Mercury retrogrades, plans and communications will take you on a roller coaster ride. This retrograde promises to be a very intense emotional one, so please remember to remain centered and grounded, no matter what. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation, and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can and will occur. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big-ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for research, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions.
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 feelings, fears, beliefs, and attitudes. As you take inventory, you’ll begin to see the direction you’re headed in and who and what are on the same path with you. With this new awareness, you’ll be able to continue the manifestation of your most important goals for the year. Your mantra for this season is by Dr. Jonas Salk. “If we can be courageous, one more time than we are fearful; if we can be trusting, one more time than we are anxious; if we can be cooperative, one more time than we are competitive; if we can be forgiving, one more time than we are vindictive; if we can be loving, one more time than we are hateful… we will have moved closer to the next breakthrough in our evolution.”
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 an introspective and personal manner. For you, this year has brought you to a better place of understanding the need for transformation and the wisdom that comes through the process. Naturally profound, with a powerful way of figuring things out, you’re now ready to develop that aspect of yourself that knows how to put that information to practical use. By reviewing and practicing the mental, emotional, and spiritual lessons you’ve learned this year, you’ll be able to finish out 2022 with a great deal more passion and power than you’ve ever had. Your mantra for this season is by Albert Einstein. “The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties– this knowledge, this feeling… that is the core of the true spiritual sentiment.”
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. 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. As 2022 winds down, you’re also preparing for the opportunities of 2023. Your mantra for this season is by James Allen. “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”