2020 Chaos Rally #49

In this coming week’s wellness tarot challenge, we explore the need to be honest with our emotions. Read on for details!


This Coming Week’s Reading


The purpose of this Chaos Rally tarot reading is to take a look at the coming week and see in what way we can challenge ourselves to do better in regards to our overall wellness. I ask you to approach this as a fun brainstorming session of possibilities rather than me prescribing a course of action to you.

And again, in terms of wellness I want to point out that this applies to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self. All four of these comprise the total sense of being and need to be taken care of in order to be well. As always, and I cannot stress this enough, be sure to speak to the appropriate professional before making changes to your care plan. This is especially true if my reading for some reason inspires a change in diet, exercise, supplements, or medications, or even raises a concern regarding to your health.

I’m not a specialist in any of these fields. My goal is to look at how to manage wellness in the presence and with the cooperation of your professional care team. Please keep this in mind when going over this reading.

Here is the image of this coming week’s reading.

The Challenge: Five of Cups

Allow yourself to face and process any difficult emotions that may come up for you.

Monday Button’s position represents the challenge you need to be working on at this time. Thus, what you need to be working on right now is found within the Five of Cups.

The challenge for this coming week is to allow yourself to face and process any difficult emotions that may come up for you.

Given the fact that the Covid-19 crisis has swept the globe and changed so much this year, there has been a lot for all of us to deal with. It doesn’t matter what you believe in regards to this virus, I’m sure we can all agree that it’s been one hell of an upheaval for everyone. And now the holidays are upon us and many of us are taking on significant challenges with that as well.

It’s okay to feel whatever it is you feel right now. You don’t need to hide from it or pretend you’re okay when you’re not. Sometimes life just gets messy or even weird. It’s okay to ask for extra support or whatever it is you need during those times.

The Lesson: Three of Swords

It’s better to walk in the truth, even if it might hurt for a bit, than to live in a comfortable lie.

Grim Lee’s position represents what you need to be learning while working on your challenge. Therefore, your lesson at this time is found within the Three of Swords.

The Three of Swords is typically associated with heartbreak, but it’s also from the suit of swords, which means it also deals with truth.

How often do we experience heartbreak without learning some kind of truth the hard way? I find it interesting that the image for this card in this deck depicts this concept as light in a storm. It’s as if to say that yes, things are hard right now, but knowing the truth will make things better in the long run.

I think that’s what the lesson is here to embrace. That it’s better to walk in the truth, even if it might hurt for a bit, than to live in a comfortable lie.

It’s only by being truthful about those emotions that they can be processed in whatever way they need to be so the healing can follow.

And so, this is why it’s important to be honest with yourself regarding your emotions. When you’re not honest with yourself about the difficult feelings you have, you don’t even yourself the opportunity to heal. It’s only by being truthful about those emotions that they can be processed in whatever way they need to be so the healing can follow.

The Inner Lie: Temperance

Set your boundaries based upon how you feel, not on how you wish others behaved.

Murphy Law’s position represents the false belief you need to overcome while working on your challenge. The inner lie at this time is revealed within Temperance.

Temperance is the alchemy of moderation and balance. Too often we make the mistake in believing that if we just go with the flow to keep the peace that balance will follow.

This is the internal lie of people pleasing. It never seems to work out that way, does it? Instead we remain out of balance when we do this.

The key here is in moderation, which is managed with your boundaries. Don’t give more than you have to give. Don’t invest more than you receive in return. Don’t give or invest with the expectation that it will be returned. Set your boundaries based upon how you feel, not on how you wish others behaved.

Healthy boundaries are predetermined responses to how you are feeling in response to specific stimuli.

If you feel too tired or unwell for a social engagement, it is okay for you not to attend. It’s okay for you to not hang out with people that leave you feeling drained. It’s okay to not do things that you’re uncomfortable with. It’s okay to leave the room if you aren’t being treated with respect or if you don’t feel safe.

What’s not okay is to expect others to change in order for you to feel a certain way regardless of what you’re doing or not doing.

Healthy boundaries are predetermined responses to how you are feeling in response to specific stimuli.

The only thing you have any real power over is yourself.

The truth is, you have zero control over the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of others. They can give you the illusion of that power through a choice they make, but ultimately even that is a choice they’re making. The only thing you have any real power over is yourself.

Too often the need to control comes from a fear of loss or pain.

It can be difficult to release the illusion of control but expecting to be able to, or even possessing the need to do so, only brings unnecessary heartbreak and grief. Too often the need to control comes from a fear of loss or pain. And it’s hard to admit that even people pleasing is a form of control born from this fear. When we find ourselves trying to control outcomes, that’s when we need to ask ourselves what it is we’re afraid of.

The Wisdom: High Priest

We all learn and grow by living with others. Not one of us exists in a vacuum.

Wise Toad’s position represents the wisdom to keep in mind as you work on your challenge. The wisdom you need at this time is found within the High Priest.

The wisdom for this coming week is to remember that we all learn and grow by living with others. Not one of us exists in a vacuum. Everything you do has an impact upon someone else every day, even if you remain unaware of it.

No matter how you feel, there is someone out there somewhere that you can reach out to for help, guidance, or support.

No matter how you feel, there is someone out there somewhere that you can reach out to for help, guidance, or support. There is someone in your life that understands and believes in you.

Not everyone in your life will understand or support everything you do.

Not everyone in your life will understand or support everything you do. Learn how to be okay with this. Do the things that are right for you anyway.

Those truly meant for you find synergy in the presence of the authentic you.

If you feel like you need to hide your true self all the time in order to keep the peace, then you are not with the members of your Soul Tribe. Those that are truly meant for you don’t require you to hide parts of yourself to earn acceptance. Those truly meant for you find synergy in the presence of the authentic you. Boundaries are honored and respected in both directions.

Conclusion

The people who remain within the light of your truth will forge harmonious bonds with you.

It can seem daunting to fit in with others while being honest about how you truly feel. Sometimes it does mean losing people you care about. However, having said that, the people who remain within the light of your truth will forge harmonious bonds with you. These are the people who help build a life worth living together.


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~ Celtic Dragon Tarot by D.J. Conway (Author), Lisa Hunt (Illustrator) © 1999
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