Welcome back to The Daily Pulse!
The moon is one of my favourites in the tarot for it is as much a card of illumination and revelation, as it is that of illusion. Depending on whether you are at the illumination stage or the illusion state within your current vibe, this card and today's pulse either way speaks to me of wringing out the murky waters of long standing (stagnating?) emotional blocks and finding your way forward. In short, it feels like the haze is slowly lifting on what it is that you are moving towards next, or what it is that has been holding you back from moving ahead.
Today's pulse captures the element of slowly ascending out of the recesses of the dark, the hidden, the shadowy aspects of yourself or someone you may have been heavily influenced by. This can be anything that you may have been in denial about, or simply unable to see a way out of. I have a feeling it hasn't been easy and perhaps sometimes felt utterly confusing because of lack of clarity. With the moon, clarity is coming, and you are shedding the illusion, brushing off the last remains of the parts of yourself and the world, that were heavy and have served their purpose now. Past trauma may have resurfaced recently or you may have discovered how someone's behaviour hurt you tremendously (or vice versa). It is hard work when deeper emotional truths come forward, but you have done the work of facing up with them and coming to terms with that. If not, my advice is to do that as soon as it feels right. Either way, this revelation and discovery process is a big part of the weightlifting that healing and evolution requires us to be patient with and the weight is slowly being shed, as we rise slowly from the recesses of deep emotional healing. It will feel lighter once you release these emotions, helping you shed illusions and disbeliefs about yourself and move forward with greater ease and trust.
If you are standing at a crossroads between and trying to make a choice (or resisting making a choice) between two things, two paths, two truths and find yourself unable to do that, make sure that you find a way to understand, take time or find support to assess and understand whatever beliefs and illusions were blocking you. Remember though, these are illusions are part of you learning to investigate the deeper truth of your wholeness, don't judge yourself or anyone for them. It's part of shedding old skin and becoming anew.
There may be parts of the old skin you may want to keep because the new one feels too raw for the world. That is a valid desire to protect yourself against the unknown, but as I feel it, it is not necessary and in fact, part of what keeps you held back in the past. Worrying about the unknown or repetition of old events, is one way that our minds try to protect us from harm or hurt again. However, if that overwhelms you into not being able to move forward, it is clear that the mind is simply disconnected from the heart that has all the courage to try, despite any fear.
Be mindful, but know that you are allowed and encouraged at this time to let down your guard (at least with your own heart!), open your heart to newer possibilities, and listen in to your intuition. You are supported to let go of old illusions about yourself, or about things that don't matter to your heart anymore, and to cut off the noise of the naysayers, not just on the outside, but also inside your mind. The time is ripe for you to allow yourself to vocalise, write down, feel the truth of your next steps in life, and begin.