Light & Shadow {Nov 22) 🌗

Pick a pile for extra clarity & guidance this week

Hello tarot lovers & wisdom seekers!

Welcome to another pick-a-card weekend. Today’s theme is addressing light & shadow energies that may be coming up for you right now. It’s a two-card spread using all tarot, no oracle.

Entering Sagittarius

This graphic from Danielle sums things up so well.

This is a positive wave of energy if you choose to listen and embrace its gifts.

Let’s see what the cards have to say this week.

xo,

Natalie


Before we dive in, I want to highlight something special you might be interested in.

My friend and healer, Sophia Wise One, has put together an incredible project. I’ve incorporated her book & deck into my practice and it’s changed the way I approach the cards.

What is it?

It is a card deck and book that work together.

It is a kind of choose-your-own-adventure-style healing practice. Based on where you land in the book, you’ll work with the cards and whatever practice the book has in store.

This can be done solo or in a group of people. I highly recommend you check it out if you’re looking to explore new ways to work with the cards.

Get your copy here


The cards

Today is a 2-card spread addressing light & shadow energies that are showing up in your life right now. They may be fleeting or in town for a while.

Let today’s reading guide your awareness to recognize these energetic patterns and make choices that serve your highest good.

From left to right, piles 1-3.

Which pile draws you in the most?

What is something you’re seeking guidance on right now? If nothing comes to mind, try, “What do I most need to hear right now?”

Breath. Listen. Feel. Then choose.


The crystals & stones:

1-Lepidolite: strengthens immune system, tension relief, emotional balance ✨heart chakra

2-Smoky Quartz: disperses fear, stress, and negativity ✨root chakra

3- Green Flourite: gentle healing, focus, and clarity✨heart & throat chakras


Hold up!

Choose a card from the photo above before scrolling down.

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Remember: Shadow & light energy are complimentary. Although it may seem like the obvious thing to do, you aren’t striving to surround yourself with only light energies. Instead, you’re learning how to understand and integrate the shadow so it serves you, too. It’s a balance that works together, one informing the other.

Light: Ten of Cups

Shadow: The Emperor

This wave is a positive one for you. There are gifts showing up in your life right now that reveal the presence of divine love. This energy is everywhere, always.

Right now, you’re just able to connect with it more. It may show up as a supportive person in your life, a peaceful afternoon, or the health of your family.

Perhaps it’s a good meal or a good night’s sleep. There are unlimited ways this light energy is showing up, and all are to remind you that you are held and all will be well.

Embrace everyday gifts with presence and gratitude.

The Emperor’s energy—often authoritarian in nature—is asking you to let go, just a little. Right now, you may be clinging to rules, establishments, and maybe even dominant male energy in your life (father, brother, friend) because these structures help you feel safer or more in control.

Working together, this light & shadow combo reminds you that you will find more harmony by letting loose a little, maybe even breaking a rule or two, if it causes no harm to others.

You may feel restricted by your own rules, be they routines, work goals, or diet rules. For this week, try to connect with what feels nourishing rather than intellectually trying to navigate everything.

Weekly intention: I release my grip on trying to control things and trust that I am held, always. I am always in the presence of divine love and I embrace everyday gifts with presence and gratitude.


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Remember: Shadow & light energy are complimentary. Although it may seem like the obvious thing to do, you aren’t striving to surround yourself with only light energies. Instead, you’re learning how to understand and integrate the shadow so it serves you, too. It’s a balance that works together, one informing the other.

Light: Nine of Swords

Shadow: Maiden of Swords

You, my dears, are in the middle of the shit right now. So much so that you’re forcing small moments of relief and reprieve away because you’re hyper-focused on what is going wrong.

And that’s okay.

You may be experiencing heightened levels of worry, anxiety, fear, or even having nightmares. It’s an impossible terrain for peace to take root.

These cards together ask you to first acknowledge that you are out of balance. This might be that you’re worrying about your health, money, or something out of reach.

This is an energetic space that requires you to first recognize that you’re there before you can begin the process of healing.

The Maiden of Swords is curious and imaginative. She invites you to begin your healing journey by seeking new solutions or perspectives. This may not be solo work, either. Confiding in a trusted friend or therapist might be exactly the formula for a shift to occur in your world, and for light to make its way in again.

Do not be afraid to ask for help. It will appear, like all things, in divine timing.

These cards also remind you that you’re spending a tremendous amount of time in your head, and by opening your heart, you’ll find signs of relief.

This is a journey and may take some time to navigate. But you have chosen this pile and it is calling you. It’s time. You have everything you need to call the light forth, as it’s always with you.

Weekly intention: I acknowledge my time of struggle and honor it. I am ready to seek new solutions and support in order to invite the light back into my life. I AM supported and loved on this journey.


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Remember: Shadow & light energy are complimentary. Although it may seem like the obvious thing to do, you aren’t striving to surround yourself with only light energies. Instead, you’re learning how to understand and integrate the shadow so it serves you, too. It’s a balance that works together, one informing the other.

Light: King of Swords

Shadow: Justice

You are clear right now.

You have likely been feeling more in alignment with your own truth, the good and the challenging.

The King is here to remind you that you are on the right path when you stand fully in your truth and own it. Get clear, then take action. You are more powerful than you know, and your actions carry a lot of weight right now.

As clear as you are, Justice in shadow is here to remind you that you might be leaning too much on your own analytical mind. You are trying to weigh every option thinking that this approach will produce the perfect outcome.

That isn’t the case here.

Your own clarity is the compass. You must stand in your truth and understand that if you do, what follows is exactly where you’re meant to be.

Spend less time weighing out the pros and cons, and instead, listen to your inner voice. What do you know to be true right now? Then, follow that.

Weekly intention: I AM aligned with my truth, and there I find all of the answers I seek. I AM releasing over-thinking and deferring to my knowing.


All the links

Sophia Wise One: Book & Deck collection

Intuitive Astrology: Danielle Mercurio

Lumina Tarot: https://shop.innerhue.com/

The Fountain Tarot: https://www.fountaintarot.com/

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