March 2, 2017:
The five of swords sees us feeling pressure from all sides today. Is life feeling a little sharp and prickly lately? Are you earnestly wanting to forget the past, put your best foot forward, and transform into your highest self? Maat, Kemetic goddess of Justice warns "Not so fast!". There is a conflict present in your life that you are trying to side step, but the truth is there are no quick fixes or shortcuts. In the effort to seek pleasure and harmony in our lives, we can easily get distracted by temporary fixes. Whether your vice is food, drink, drugs, unhealthy relationships, or the like, remember that these distractions will not result in the true balance you seek. Only when you face your limiting patterns and habits head on will you release them and transmute them into something new. Beware of putting bandaids over wounds that need more attention. If you are dealing with a conflict within yourself, with another person, or concerning your current circumstances in life, know that conflict is a natural part of life and highlights areas that need more awareness. Ask yourself what you are contributing to the situation. How and why are you entangled? Is there a lesson in this for you? What is at the root of this conflict and how can you change your perspective on this challenge so that it is an inspiration and not a hinderance? Be honest with yourself so that you can GROW through what you GO through. If you cannot clearly see what is creating the conflict, seek spiritual guidance from a trusted source to help you gain some clarity.