Intuition Exchange: June 20-26
While the Devil upright often warns of struggles and difficult times to come, the Devil reversed signals that we are coming out of that period of struggle or at the very least learning to manage it. The Devil is highly internal, forcing us to look at how we deal with the tough stuff. Rather than wallowing in our struggles and letting them become a vicious circle of doubt and fear and sorrow and hatred, now is the time to learn to interrupt that circle. We will always have hardships to deal with, but how we deal with them can make all the difference in how those hardships affect us. It's so easy to play the victim, to magnify the sorrow and make ourselves believe we deserve it, but Devil reversed reminds us that the easy way is not always the right way. When something difficult happens, it's ok to cry or yell or tuck ourselves away, but only for a little while. After our initial reaction, we need to stand up and say, yeah, this sucks, but I'm going to get through it. We decide whether or not this terrible thing will hold us back, no one else, so if we curl up and quit we have no one to blame but ourselves. If we can push through, however, if we can find a way to move forward, we will also find a strength we didn't know we had.
Manifest reinforces the truth of the Devil reversed: We make our own choices. We have the power to turn our dreams into reality, but we have to work for it. We can't just sit back and expect good things to happen. Doors may open for us, yes, but unless we walk through them, all they are is a hole in the wall.
Knowledge is a reminder of two things. First: We have the tools we need to succeed. Everything we have gone through in our lives has taught us something. All we have to do now is use what we've learned. Second: There's a lot we don't know, but knowledge is more easily accessible today than ever before. The only excuse we have for not learning something is laziness. If we know our knowledge is lacking, we can buy a book or watch a video or take an online class. We have no reason to stay in the dark. So take your knowledge this week and use it to manifest your desires. If you're having a difficult time with something, stay busy. Keep learning. Keep doing. The only thing standing in your way this week is you.