Force: Wrangling Lions

The card of the day is FORCE.

Even though you might not know it yet, you are actually in a position of strength. This card explores the feminine approach to power, and encourages you to consider a soft, persuasive, and strategic approach to solve your problems.

Traditional tarot decks show a sophisticated and feminine woman taming an unruly lion by using a gentle touch, in the distance there is a lion hunter ready to attack at a moments notice. What the woman knows that the lion tamer does not, is that her greatest strengths are her compassion and patience; by using a non-threatening approach she is able to turn a volatile situation to her favor.

The appearance of this card tells me you might have to wrangle a lion or two to achieve your goal, but if you show patience with yourself and those around you, you will succeed. If you are presented with a lion – don’t run away, don’t attack – cajole.

What does the lion represent to you? Do you have an impatient or impetuous beast in your midst who is trying to force your hand?  Or, is the beast a part of yourself that you are trying to master? What do you achieve by communicating with compassion and patience? What do you achieve by using a non-threatening approach to handle the situation?

I welcome you to share your lion wrangling moments in the comments section below!

Ace of Cups: The Key to Emotional, Intuitive, and Creative Wellness

The card of the day is the ACE OF CUPS.

This Ace of Cups is a fertile seed, it is the key to your emotional, intuitive, and creative wellness; plant it wisely and cultivate with care.

Unlock your emotional, intuitive, and creative potential by giving your digestion a break.

You can help yourself along by paying close attention to what you eat. Think raw, fresh, and organic and you have the idea. Emphasize lighter enzyme-rich foods that are easier for your body to digest (fruit, vegetables, broths, and seafood).

Watch your health blossom on every level as you respond to your body’s needs. When your body is able to digest, this will release energy so you can digest your thoughts and emotions as well (I’m serious, give it a try!). Giving you energy to explore your intuition and creativity! Go for it.

How to get started: For 3 days focus on meals that are built around fruit, vegetables, seafood, and broths (as well as gluten-free grains plus olive oil, nuts, and seeds for fat). Eat until you feel satisfied (3 square meals or 6 mini meals each day) Be sure to stay hydrated by getting plenty of water, mineral water, herbal tea, and coconut water.