2 of Swords// Pathway 52, Al-Wakil
Key Concepts and Practices: Deliberation = Informed Consent
2 of Swords - Lord of Peace Restored
Let the church say "reclaiming my time." I'm sure we've all heard the adage "measure twice, cut once." There are two aspects to this message.
The first, haste makes waste. We've all had experiences where we've had to repeat or revisit something because we acted too soon. We made a decision before receiving all the information available because we thought things were obvious. We had to apologize, backtrack, or play catch up because we jumped to conclusions based on previous experience we thought was relevant. The thing is, balance is intentional and deliberate. If you've ever played an instrument you know dissonant notes add a miraculous razzle-dazzle when placed strategically.
Live life, don't let life live you. Taking a moment to deliberate does not mean you've questioned your instinct against your intuition. In those moments you'll find the solution is in a marriage of the two and opting for one over the other would have been like taking the long route.
It is also helpful this month to consider things from various perspectives. Remember this year balances the sum of ALL parts.
The second aspect of this month's message requires the ability to know when you already know the best course of action without additional deliberation.
Can you tell the difference between false security and true ease? Hubris and genuine confidence?
What does it feel like in your body?
How does it resonate in your soul?
How do your thoughts take form?
How do you recognize and avoid analysis paralysis?
Sometimes you DO form the right conclusion off rip, sometimes your automaticity is warranted. What do you know about when that is?
If you're not sure, heighten your awareness this month when it comes to making decisions and answer those questions as you go. Congrats, you've just received more of yourself this month.
Astrological Aspect: Moon in Libra (January 25th, 3/4 Moon in Libra at 16 degrees)
Remember Mama luna is the master of phases and cycles, while Libra is the archetype of (absolute) truth and justice.
How can you tap these energies to never lose sight of the whole and collective truth of the matter at hand?
Recalibrate using the previous and following reflections every Moon in Libra (especially this month).
Kabbalist Aspect: CHOKMAH IN YETZIRAH
*For the Kabbalist aspects I will not interpret, only outline. It is integral you come to a personal understanding given the context at hand as this is YOUR embodiment journey and only you know how you resonate within the realms*