Sunday, January 14, 2018

Feminine Energy for 2018





As we have discussed, 2018 is a 2 year, and so partnership and planning are powerful energies that are happening this year.

A perspective on this you may not have considered is that partnership with our spirit guides is also a powerful component this year. 

In the tarot, the Priestess is the #2 card. The pictures here are different artists renderings of the Priestess from some of my favorite decks. Three above are from Tarot of Dreams, Tarot of the Old Path and Victorian Romantic Tarot. Three below are from Intuitive Tarot, Wildwood Tarot and Renaissance Tarot.

When we consider the meanings assigned to the Priestess, we get a vision of how exactly we can develop closer ties to our spirit guides and work with feminine energy this year.

One concept before we go further, and that is that every person contains some masculine and some feminine energies. So for example, when we are being aggressive in business, making a hard sell, driving a hard bargain, viewing others as competitors, rapidly expanding territory, we are using masculine energies.

When we are nurturing, being cooperative, calling on our intuition, gently eliciting support for a goal, being kind, empathic, and fluid in our positions and perspectives, we are using feminine energies.

So you see, a woman can use masculine energy and a man can use feminine energy. At different times, we go back and forth with this.

Tarot as a teaching tool has been with us and evolving since 14th century Italy. One of the fascinating and attractive aspects of it is that so many different artists have drawn the pictures differently, and many more are still making new drawings. 

Think of a deck like a coffee table picture book which you can just sit and look at sometimes to find inspiration and enlightenment. As a self teaching tool, you can use it to shift your frame of reference from a device for fortune telling to one for fortune creating. 

What are principles, ideas, and concepts that the Priestess can help remind us about? What are some lessons we can get from this image?

For one, the priestess is all about inner guidance. She really uses her intuition to help her make decisions. She is about trusting your feelings in making choices and decisions.

She can signal quieting yourself to becoming more connected with the divine. By doing this, a person can become more self confident. 

By focusing on visions, she becomes a seer, like the Oracles of Delphi, who revealed prophecy after inhaling and staring into the mists arising from the earth. How often do we get inspired, creative thoughts when we are simply out in nature, either walking or just sitting a relaxing and opening our minds to take it all in.

The priestess also knows mysteries and secrets. She knows the truths in a clearer way than they way they are often stated in books and scriptures. She intuitively knows how to do or say things that bring about healing. 

She is a powerful woman who needs a powerful partner, and having a woman of this quality in your life is likely a soulmate experience.

A priestess also possesses a magnetic sexual appeal as she knows how to combine her sexual energies with spiritual energies. These two together are a very potent mix that elevates a relationship with her to a powerful energetic experience.

As such, these traits symbolize aspects of reconciliation and reunion both with our selves and with others. 

That is why some artists draw her as one who is very comfortable interacting with all aspects of nature, including animals, weather, plants, and recognizing the spirit in all living things.

Then some draw her as more of a seer and magical person who resides in a temple and bestows gifts of love, healing, wisdom and insight upon those who come to call on her and ask for her advice. 

Some images may be more appealing than others because we all have different tastes in art. And some may also appeal to us more than others because these represent more of what we want in our life.

So consider all the ways that this priestess energy, feminine energy can help us partner with spirit and other people to help us create more of the life we want this year. 

If you were to see yourself calling on priestess energy, what would you be doing? If you were shifting your view of situations, events and relationships to a priestess perspective, what would you see differently?  If you were using priestess energy to get things done, how would they work differently?

In all of these ways, you begin to use the images in the tarot deck are tools to teach ourselves and learn important life lessons, and in so doing, we act in ways that becoming fortune creating. We are not doing fortune telling. When we use our energies in the divine feminine kind of way, we set about making life better for ourselves and all of the others in our lives.

So if you are a man reading this, how would you treat women differently if you recognized these energies in them?

And if you are a woman reading this, how would you use these energies to treat the men in your life differently? 

Priestess energies with be prominent all this year. How can we use them to make this a better year? Partner with the priestess. Partner with spirit guides. Perhaps a priestess is one of your spirit guides. 

What will you create in your life now, recognizing, calling on and using all these priestess energies? How can you use them to create a great 2018? What a year it can be!