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Mental Genius or Lunacy

The beginning of the week favors mental work and planning. Your mind is clear and can handle dealing with the details. You may be restless but you should have enough discipline to pull you through. You will have a strong intellectual curiosity.

Your sexual relations now may lack sensitivity and care. You may even use sex as a domination tactic especially if you are inclined to be a demanding lover. This can lead to a conflict if your partner is sensitive or doesn’t understand your current emotional drives. It’s good to communicate your needs and find a balance between your desires and being considerate of the feelings of others. Try not to suppress the energy as you may become irritable and frustrated which can even turn to anger and further insensitivity. It is a good time to try and be artistic and creative, if you are unable to express yourself sexually it is a good time for doing physical activities but also something that fulfills that sense of beauty inside you, gardening, sculpture or going out to a music event could suffice.

This maybe a time of challenge or crisis where peoples’ actions make you feel unworthy. Be careful not to get angry and realize this is a point to understand the motivations of others and whether your own motivations are true.

Mercury in Cancer suggests that your mind is greatly influenced by emotional and subconscious patterns - thoughts will affect your emotional state and visa-versa. You have a good memory, imagination and the ability to absorb knowledge subconsciously. The mental disposition is quiet, good-humored, easy-going and sociable, but somewhat changeable. Your mind is sound and strong, but not always quick or alert. There is a tendency to introversion and contemplation - others may view you as something of a dreamer. Notwithstanding, this ability to turn the mind inward can bring intuitive insights which border on the genius. Many of your most perplexing problems will be solved in this manner. On your negative days the mind can be gloomy, apprehensive and fearful of the future.

Theme for this week - The Moon Reversed

The reversed meaning for The Moon pushes you into illusion, or lunacy. It is here that some reject reality to favor ego, and choose to live in an unconscious state of fear towards what you don't understand. This is the spirit of unhappiness and confusion. Despite this being an uncomfortable place, many are bound by their ego and remain here. Numbing one's self to the pain you feel everyday. This is pain is here because you allow it to exist in the underbelly of your psyche. You CAN release this if YOU CHOOSE.

To turn this card upright you must face the truth about yourself, of your actions, or whatever happened in the past, that you are repressing. By genuinely wanting to know the truth, and reveal secrets, you can begin to heal by overcoming what is within you. You can facilitate change- it begins with your own mental and emotional attitude.

One of the ways I help to initiate healing within others is through Ritual. Over the weekend I performed the Rite of the Womb for some Coven 88 members. This helps to release trauma and pain from current or past lives. The image above shows the Witch ancestor captured during my Ritual fire, and I turned her image into Ritual Art! Make sure to keep up with us on the Coven 88 app and on Facebook for opportunities such as this!

Report by Crystal via AstroMatrix & Patch Tarot.

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