Remember that fuzzy feeling of rainbows and butterflies and beauty that we were experiencing? Yeah, maybe that has come and gone by now, lol!
For some, that Venusian energy may still linger in all of its glory, and for others, it might be bringing up some stuff that you either forgot about, didn’t want to think about or dread dealing with. And so, the journey continues.
The cards are showing that some (maybe one) of you have been feeling a sense of internal conflict arise. There’s tension, there’s ugly, heavy feelings coming to the surface, and perhaps it felt like it came out of nowhere. Well, boo boo, these are the deeply trapped and embedded emotions that are blocking your ability to receive love. And that’s why they’re coming up at this time.
There’s a shadow aspect arising (unconscious wounds) in regards to acknowledging difficult emotions, situations, conflicts, wounds and fears that are causing pain and anxiety, and have subsequently shut you off from allowing the softness of your heart to open to love. It’s coming up to be released and let go.
The cards are asking you to climb out of the cave you’ve created for yourself, the cave that seemingly felt safe and distant from anything that could hurt you, because there’s nothing in there for you. Not when it comes to your soul’s growth.
Instead of looking at these experiences that caused pain as reasons to shut down and move away from love, consider that these experiences are helping in your soul’s growth. They are teaching you something, and no, it’s not that love is dumb and painful. People who are hurting themselves can be dumb and painful, which can be misconstrued as love being dumb and painful, but even then—they’re only pawns in this game of Chess. And the game is focused on you. It’s not about anybody else.
This whole journey is to help teach and remind you who you are so that you can step up and embrace all of your gifts and Self, not just for your own enjoyment and feels, but for the healing of humanity. NBD, right?
In order to get to that Queen or King position, pieces will fall. Sneak attacks will happen. You will get confused, struggle to know the next move, wonder why things happened the way they did, so on and so forth…but you will reach wherever you’re meant to go because you were made for this.
This week give yourself time to reflect on what wounds surrounding love you’ve held on to. What did these experiences teach you? If the answer stems from fear, dig deeper. Dig until you get to the part where you realize there’s more power at your disposable because of this, not in spite of it.
And don’t forget to be your own Valentine and love on yourself extra hard this week. You deserve.
In other news…
I have an exciting announcement. I know everyone and their mom has a podcast these days, and that’s cool for them, but your girl is hopping on that train, too!
I’m so, so, so grateful for the divine alignment and timing that helped create the Return to Self podcast, which launches on 2/22 (because of course!). If you’re about that life, subscribe to the podcast here to make sure you don’t miss an episode!
Thank you for creating space in your life for me, and for always supporting me in my journey. This is love, y’all!
Yasssss to every single line and especially to that podcast :)