• Bethany Evans

Creative Solutions for Ancient Problems

Updated: Oct 7, 2019

This week's energy has the potential for you to creatively act in the areas you have been needing to cut ties with for some time. The Tarot card for the week is the Eight of Cups - needing to walk away from something that you once were emotionally connected to in order to move towards something that is better suited for you as who you are today, or who you are becoming. This could be a situation, a relationship, a way of being, a mindset, a perspective, a habit, or an addictive pattern - each person will be experiencing something different - but the theme is the same: cut the ties that bind you to an ancient issue that no longer serves it's purpose in your life.

The Eight of Cups from the Spellcaster's Tarot by Melanie Marquis & Scott Murphy

The number 8 represents infinity, manifestation, and the interconnectedness of all life - this points to the recognition that whatever you are walking away from once played a vital role in your life, your development, and the foundation of yourself. However, just as seasons, cycles, and phases change for a reason, so does your own personal transformation as you mature and grow. You cannot evolve doing the same things forever. So the message is also to make peace with whatever it is you are leaving behind, choosing to see it from a higher perspective with love, gratitude, and forgiveness, if needed. Otherwise, you will not be able to move forward because the presence of bitterness, resentment, blame, shame, sorrow, or regret is a sign that you have not fully learned the lesson this cycle was here to teach you.

You'll see in the picture that the man is looking at what once was (two full cups standing upright), possibly reminiscing about the past (the six cups stacked), reflecting on what happened and why (the fact that one cup is spilled and the other remains upright - how and why did this happen?). It seems he is just about ready to walk the other direction by the way his body is turned slightly but he is getting one last look before he goes. What is stopping him? This symbolizes the question I am posing for you - What is stopping you from moving forward away from something that does not fit into your life any longer? Only you can answer that for yourself.

The crystal for the week to support your creative action is Carnelian. It is a stone of creativity, representing the root and sacral chakras - your foundation and your sexual and emotional energy. Carnelian is also a perfect stone to represent Masculine energy - the energy of taking action. The healing message for this stone says, "You have the ability to remain calm during disputes and self-control not to follow the crowd. Courage in the face of danger comes from inner strength, not foolhardiness...You are a tower of strength during sorrow. Stay anchored in the present. Let go of emotional ties or outdated projects holding you back."

From the Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle by Judy Hall

It may take a tremendous amount of inner strength to walk away from whatever it is you know you need to leave. Especially if what you are choosing to part from is not widely accepted or understood by others closest to you, or mainstream society. This requires our Masculine within to take charge and use logic over emotions. What you are tied to has an emotional hold on you, but it is not a healthy attachment anymore (and possibly never was). Carnelian will give you the strength to embody your Masculine and find a creative solution to removing yourself from the situation, pattern, behavior, or mindset. It will help ground you while tapping into your sexual energy and channeling this into what you wish to birth instead - also, what your TRUE desires are, not what you might have been suppressing or denying and pretending was something you wanted simply because it was more widely accepted.

The number 7 (from the Carnelian card) is a spiritual number, which is supporting the message that this is all a stepping stone during your spiritual awakening and journey for your Soul's expansion living as a human on Earth. You cannot escape the lessons or difficult transitions, as the contrast allows you to know what you do want, and what is better for you in the long run. Don't be afraid to make peace with the past, no matter how painful, because there is wisdom to be gained and then shared with others. You are on the leading edge of breaking the mold of society's conditioning and it can be an exciting time if you allow it to be!

If you feel stuck and need to clear your energy field in order to make a decision, or know which direction is best for you, book a session with me today! You will get the clarity and confidence you need to move forward.

Sending you so much love, power, and strength!

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