neva scared.

happy astrological new year? is it just me, or have things been extremely hectic this whole week? this has felt like the longest week on the face of the planet. i understand that we just had a whole equinox + the supermoon (in my moon sign of libra so SHIT) that happened this past week but my goodness…my body is just kaput. a perfect example of such is today: i was not feeling good when i was awakened by my stomach at 4:30 in the morning. my alarm doesn’t go off until 6:55 everyday. now i’m laying there and thankfully, i had some friends to talk to while i’m sitting there in pain, unable to really move. i start the process of trying to get ready for work WAY EARLIER than normal, but since i’m feeling well, it’s just not working. my body is aching and it’s tired. my throat was a little dry and my stomach felt like the circus was having a free-for-all. i also started to get that nauseous feeling that hinders me from moving too much, but i know i want to try and teach some of my classes. there are days where i try and sleep it off and push through, and then there are days where there is just no returning. today was one of those come in a little later, do what i got to do, and dip as soon as i get the green light to go…and i sit here right now in sweats and a hoodie in front of a space heater just trying to stay warm and pray that my migraine goes away. i actually was walking up stairs at work and had to sit on the steps to take a break. this just shows me that my body is trying to gather its strength back in order to function at its best capacity and it needs a little more care, which i know i need to give myself.

but that’s not really what i wanted to talk about – i just wanted to acknowledge how wild this week has been! this week felt like the slowest week in quite some time, and it felt like there was so much going on. since we have stepped into this new season of abundance, there have been so many signs that i have been paying attention to, downloading, and allowing my chakras to help sense out what’s best for me and what is going to help propel me forward. as someone who is breaking the tradition of being a perfectionist (as they’ve always been their whole life), I am beginning to realize the beauty in just ‘being present’ is something that is unmatched. going with your heart and your intuition is what drives us all the time. those things excite us. they make us want to keep pushing. i’ve been doing a lot of work in regards to finding out what those things are and how to live that life of peace regularly. being drained everyday and not in the best way tends to weigh on your shoulders. this is where you figure out how to insert joy into your day your own personal way, and you let that manifest itself as time goes on.

something i was recently pushed to do was do tarot card readings on my IG live (@__sobredosis) in the mornings by a friend.  she told me to stop sleeping on myself and then something clicked for us…

before work, i always pull my own tarot and oracle cards for myself, but i decided to try and kick it up a notch this week doing it on IG live. even though i was extremely nervous at first, i was able to just breathe and show my process for grounding, and find myself through it without being affected as greatly as anticipated. people responded. it hit them. i got lots of positive feedback. and i felt at peace with it also. i’m grateful people gave me a chance, and i’m proud of myself for taking that leap. it made me begin to wonder what else there is at my disposal that i’m letting slide by the wayside way too often? what gifts are laying dormant? which gifts are highly prevalent, but are not being used to their fullest potential? figuring all of that out is part of a beautiful journey that i’m grateful to be a part of and make happen.  i also know that my gifts are made to be shared and i am dedicated to sharing them as time continues on.

the answers always won’t make sense, i’ve come to learn. all a bitch can do is have faith that things are going to be fine and my dreams will come true. the purpose and the path are slightly becoming more and more clear as days go by, and i look forward to what they become in the future. i have also learned to just trust what i know is right. i am the type of person at times that likes to please others for whatever fucking reason – blame it on looking for approval as a child for so long. however, sometimes people don’t have your best interest at heart and learning how to have faith in the decisions that you make that may be ‘unpopular’ is best for you. if we all followed those feelings instead of being worried about what others are going to say about what we are doing…then what’s the point? we are human. it hurts. it stings. but at the same time, it’s a lesson that helps drive you to where you want to go and allows you to make the decision on who and what is right for you.

the best part about it? no one knows the answers to the questions but you.

this is a great time for you to go inward and do some excavating to make room for all the new shit you want. there is abundance waiting on the other side. all it’s waiting for is you to put your bags down and come on over. when you accept the invitation towards your greatness briefcase, your life will change. then, it’s time for you to hit the road running. small steps is all the universe is asking for you. and you’ll evolve along with it. you just need to be open and let that heart chakra receive and that throat chakra expel.

stay encouraged, even when you don’t feel like your mission is hitting the way you want it to. invest in people that will push you to be your best self and vibrate on the same plane you do and hold you down. everyone’s advice isn’t sound advice, and a truly trained intuition knows what’s gucci and what isn’t. there are always going to be snakes in the grass, and it’s your job to pay attention to whom and what you allow yourself to be a part of. trust yourself, and let the Universe guide you the rest of the way.

your job during this time period is to start planning how you want to move in your truth. the time is now for you to move your chess piece and break the ice. are you ready to play the game towards your victory? let’s dive in…because i came ready to play this season.

amen. asé.

-gg

burning books. [SOLITUDE + ACE OF FIRE]

Good Rising, readers. This Supermoon has been something else, ey? I know that ever since we’ve had this Supermoon pass, the energy has felt like a rollercoaster a bit. Personally, sleeping has been somewhat of an issue. I’ve been feeling a lot more energy than normal. It’s also feeling like I’m in a space where ideas are finally starting to take form, but now it’s going to come with a lot of effort being put in on my end. As I wrote yesterday in my post, it feels like there is a mountain that is up ahead that is able to be seen, and it’s just waiting on the right person to tackle it at the right time.

Today, I was reading something and came across the topic of being willing to receive, while giving generously. This connects back to karmic law, as far as ‘what is given shall be received’, and I think at times, we forget this. I know as an empath, my primary purpose is to always give and receiving is such a weird space for me to be in. Getting gifts, being surprised, small little acts of kindness…I’m grateful for most definitely, but they’re not my first instinct. Naturally, as a giver, I tend to lean into that side of myself first but have learned the more that I grow up that giving TOO MUCH comes with terrible consequences. There are so many energy suckers out here, so be wary of who you spend your time with and who you give your energy to. Lean in with love today, and make sure that recognize you are deserving of whatever support, love and help you need along the way. Make sure that you find that balance between the two, and continue to push forward with that mentality as our days go on by. Also, be willing to receive the goodness of happiness from others. If people are truly giving from their heart, you’ll know. It could be the smallest of gestures, but that’s a way of showing love.

With so much shit happening in the world, small acts of kindness are the potion that could potentially bring us together or tear us apart. Every small act of politeness and kindness doesn’t always come with some instantaneous reward, but that shouldn’t be the focus. It should be more about the feeling you get when you’re able to support someone else the way they should. Your time will come when it’s your moment to receive.

Today, while pulling, I pulled the Major Arcana Oracle Card Solitude and the Ace of Fire from my Tarot of the Orisha deck. (let me tell you – random sidenote; if this is what my days could consist of on a regular basis? Lord Jesus, heavenly Ancestors and Spirit hear my cry…this would be great.)

As I ease into my morning, these are the two cards that somewhat go with the energy I’m feeling. It’s this mixture of wanting to be alone and gather thoughts, ideas, and figure some things out in life (trying to decide whether or not this is at home or just around the city because I’m off)…but also feeling like a lion because I want to roam around a bit without doing too much. Y’all know lions leisurely stroll and I would love to be able to hit a teleport button right now and be in the middle of a park somewhere in the city really quickly, get a little air, and teleport back home. A bitch can dream, can’t she? Who buying me a teleportation watch?

Anyways, as we see in the Solitude card, baby girl is wearing a blue dress and she is reading what seems to be a book. The color blue is connected with the throat chakra and has to do with communication, expression, imagination, and freedom. The other interesting thing about this is that the book is positioned so that way, it feels as though she’s allowing us to read along with her at the same time. I’m feeling like this is telling us to take some time to re-read our situations in life and sit with them for some time. Look at the ink you’ve left behind on the pages. Go back and revisit them. Give yourself some time to look inside your soul and figure out what’s going on. The setting also shows that in the background, it looks like we are around the time of sunset and there is a huge pillar in the background standing erect behind the young woman. The pillar to me looks like the rook from the game of Chess, and we all know that the rook can move wherever it wants on the board in certain directions as far as it wants at any time. The background makes me feel as though if you’re reading this at any point during the day, take some time to step back and let yourself reflect upon your soul and what it is asking for more of. You’ve been moving all over the place lately with your thoughts and have so many paths you can take and it is currently time to take inventory of what is going on and which direction you want to move. What I’m feeling is that you need to take a knee and listen to your soul in a quiet, beautiful sacred place for you at some point today. It carries all the answers to what you’re looking for.

People love alone time, but underestimate the power of alone time that serves as rejuvenation in a variety of ways. Meditation, writing, vegging out to help decompress, working on a passion project…all these things are valid and good ways to make use of your quiet time. As a society, everyone wants to go out and do things more often than not and socialize with friends which is fine, but don’t spend enough time convening with themselves. This card is telling you to make sure that you schedule time to reinvigorate your spirit and conserve your energy properly. Take things as they come. Don’t rush the time that you need to check in with your soul and make sure you all are on one accord. Make this an intentional part of your day from now on so it becomes a habitual practice. I know personally, I’ll throw on some binaural beats or isochronic tones and just breathe to catch myself up back with myself for the moment. Take some time to give yourself space today from everyone, unplug from them, and charge yourself back up.

With Miss Ace of Fire, it’s going to make you want to feel like the center of attention on this day. Miss Lion is PERCHT in the jungle, and as we see in the background, it’s a beautiful day. It seems like Miss Lion is just sitting there, letting you admire your beauty but is ready to pounce whenever necessary. You’re probably going to be feeling a bit fiery today, and that’s okay. Combined with this Solitude pull, this would seem a bit confusing correct? In all actuality, what this is telling me is that you are going to be able to find the balance of doing what needs to get done and listening to your soul and giving it space when it is needed. You want to be understood. You want to be flattered. Or you may want to flatter others because they need it. That symbiotic relationship will be imperative towards your growth and emotional state today. Remember that you have the fire of a lion and whatever comes your way, you will move through with ease Take on whatever endeavors you want today and be charismatic about it. Your bubbly personality in the workplace or around others won’t go unnoticed. Also, go within and value yourself for being your most authentic self and letting others affirm you. Even though you don’t need this necessarily, it’s good to get that love not just from yourself, but others. Today could also be a good day for you to get some “good day gooch” and maybe knock boots a bit if things go your way. As long as you put in the effort, everything will fall into place. You have the power of decision. You can decide how you want to engage with others. You can decide how you want to spend your quiet time today, reflecting. You can decide who you want to let be a part of your energetic space. It all comes down to you.

TL;DR: Make sure you spread love as much as you talk about how much you want to receive it, ensure that you give yourself that love first before throwing it all willy-nilly elsewhere and be the star of your show today by letting that sparkling personality shine. You deserve.

Amen. Asé.

-gg