Cards: (1) 7 of Pentacles; (2) Strength in reverse; (3) 9 of Cups in reverse; (4) Knight of Swords; (5) The Star
(1) The Rider; (2) The Scythe; (3) The Flowers/Bouquet
Affirmation from Deja Osbourne's Manifesting Prosperity & Success Deck: "I give back to the world without expectations of receiving. I send love and gifts to others for the greater good of all. The Universe always provides everything I need to do so."
Messages from the Universe:
#109 - Archangel Uriel: " I allow joy, activity, passion and creativity into my life."
#228 - Arnica montana: "In order to avoid conflict, I pulled back and isolated myself like a wounded animal."
Mercury has gone direct today!
As a result, our communication will also become more direct, rather than indirect as it may have been as of late.
In other words, we won't be beating around the bush in our discussions, but instead we will address topics head-on.
Furthermore, following some delay, it seems we will finally be receiving the appreciation, praise, accolades, recognition, etc. that we deserve. For some of us, it could be an offer or invitation. This will probably come in Virgo season, when either the Sun or Mercury is traveling through that sign, a time period encompassing August 23rd, when the Sun enters Virgo, thru September 23rd, when it exits Virgo, but especially as of September 6th, when the Sun is joined by Mercury. The Fall Equinox on September 23rd might be the culmination of this energy for some. In short, you can expect something nice in the next 5 weeks!
During this time as well, certain areas of your life where you have invested a lot of time, energy and effort, but may have doubts whether to keep investing, it seems that these areas are under a good star!
Also, what I only barely mentioned in the reading is that movement is coming in, things are speeding up (but usually that's obvious when retrograde planets begin to go direct, and Mercury is the fastest planet after all).
At any rate, you will continue to grow and develop, even emotionally, as we become more willing to let our guard and defenses down, thereby making us more vulnerable, which according to the author Brené Brown in her book Daring Greatly, "...is the core, the heart, the center of meaningful human experiences." Since this energy was represented by the outcome card, the 9 of Cups in reverse, I assume there will be more on this topic in upcoming weeks/months. Perhaps it will come up again in the upcoming Full Moon in Pisces reading, Pisces being the most vulnerable sign after all.