Both aspects of this week’s combination highlight the need for balance in one form or another, but they also draw our attention to the need for healing or reconciliation with one’s own essential needs.
Principle 6: I AM Self-Full, the Grail’s permission slip to put your own needs first, not only demands that you take charge of refuelling your own inner wellspring but also that you do a blanket assessment of all your behaviours to discern what you may be doing to allow what is essentially a self-sustaining healing vessel to be drained in the first place… in effect what’s being tipped out of balance.
One stage on from this combination is the negative or upturned “Sacred Chalice,” a card that stands alone instead of in combination and shows potential illness or burn out.
Let’s take into account then the emerald green heart chakra…
Physically speaking it affects the heart and lungs, inviting you to breathe deeply and oxygenate the blood and by extension the body, slowing your heartbeat and lowering your blood pressure, bringing a sense of expansion and peace to the body… but the heart chakra is more than the physical and mechanical sum of the organs it controls…
When the heart chakra is blocked or out of alignment the chances are you are leading with the head not the heart. Love is no longer flowing as it should be: to you, through and from you. Life may have reduced in size as the heart’s expansive nature becomes restricted, which will show up for you in the form of repetitive, cyclical routines and a lack of new or fresh storylines in your day to day reality, you may even find yourself in restricted spaces which at first feel safe but soon feel like a trap or personal prison and bring on shallow breathing or a feeling of panic and a need to escape…
This is a week where you need to breathe in love, breathe in life.
Wherever you are, if at all possible find somewhere natural. Nature is the gift of love, and if you step into a wide open space, perhaps filled with tree’s (even though many have shed their leaves in the northern hemisphere), or maybe the beach or the mountains, just somewhere where the busy and routine day to day reality seems a long way away, and then breathe. Don’t take your watch, don’t take your devices, take time to be alone with your thoughts, your feelings, your daydreams.
This is an important week to be present with you. Your inner being maybe craving escape but only by listening with your heart will you truly hear what your soul wants you to escape from… usually it’s the effects of imbalance and the restricted flow of fresh energy… an unhealthy and restrictive routine.
Breathe in love, breathe in life… in all its forms, not just the familiar. The heart doesn’t just want what it wants, it actually needs it. Will you oblige?
More later… x