Preservation and Safety.

             Astrologically speaking, we have several events coming and going (check my regularly updated, helpful reminder boxes <—– over there).  However, since that’s not really my strongest area of expertise, I encourage everyone to check out Sarah’s place.  If you haven’t already made this one of your daily stops, please do.  Her take on what is going on around us is extremely helpful.

             Also, it’s not just me this time, I know it.  Others must be noticing it too.  In the past few days the weather has just BOOM! gone from summer to fall.  Which makes sense, the Equinox is only a few days away.  But still, I could absolutely feel it in the air, and I had to turn my lights on for the ride home from class this evening.

             When I got out of bed earlier, stretching and waking up before my window, there were definitely more orange leaves in my view than even yesterday.  I wasn’t discouraged though, because our message wouldn’t let me be.

Find the important/beautiful spots in your day,

and treasure them.

             Which is precisely what I did, from that exact point on.  (Not that my day was bad, though.)  As I later stood in front of our card altar I was directed to jump back into the regular rotation.

             This one may not be my favorite illustration, but what he’s telling us is continuing the previous theme.  Obviously that makes the importance level high.

oracle cards, the metal king

“The Metal King  ~  37  ~

discipline, armor, boundaries

Ally:  The Metal King is strong and arrives to lend you his impenetrable shield of protection.  No matter who sends you criticism or jealously, you will not be hurt.

This Ally also prompts  you to think about setting healthy boundaries.  When you do – no matter how uncomfortable that task may be – everyone will benefit   He asks you to make sure you know where you end and another begins.  Others’ emotions are not yours, no matter how empathic you may be.

Another of the Metal King’s messages is to remind you how important it is to have a healthy sense of self-esteem.  It’s a good time to shine and be proud of what you have accomplished.”

             It’s been a while since the Contrary angle was suggested, but that’s the case today.  Here’s the other side of this one.

“Challenger:  Be mindful of codependency and enmeshment when the Metal King comes as your Challenger.  He’s inviting you to address how overwhelmed you may be around other people.  Do you pick up their feelings like a sponge?  Do you feel you need to heal them so that you feel better?

Get grounded.  Be clear about your own personal boundaries, and restrain yourself when you feel like jumping in to help without being asked.  This is also a warning against forming unhealthy relationships in any area of your life.”

             Good info, from both directions.  I especially like that he has brought his armour to keep us safe, from whoever or whatever happens along.

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Mileage:

was up to the pool and back in only 22 minutes 57 seconds, just 3.872 miles, at an average speed of 10.1 MPH.

Continued Sharing From The Wedding Weekend:

includes this shot of Horsetail Falls, off of Hwy 84’s scenic bypass (the old road, in other words).

Horsetail falls

With Dan taking his own pic, for perspective.

             There are three (I think) official falls along that road, and a couple of spillovers.  It’s a gorgeous drive, any time of year.  We plan on going back that way again, when we aren’t in such a rush.  (And possibly hiking some of them.)

4 thoughts on “Preservation and Safety.

  1. Excellent channeled message! After days of gray and rain and cold, we have a clear and sunny day and I’m going to make myself go out and take a walk, even if it is a short one.

    Now that I live with two people who tend to be kind of cranky and sensitive, I am often buffeted by their emotions. I walk on eggshells so as to try to not set off something inadvertently. They aren’t trying to make me feel that way: the one housemate is volatile and probably should get some help getting to the root of her emotions and the other definitely needs some therapy. Still, they have a major effect on me. Finding a way to set up internal boundaries would be good for me.

    I love the picture of the falls! I’m glad you two are going to bike by all the falls and do some hiking near them too. I love hiking up to falls just to see them!

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    Not just setting up internal boundaries, but also learning how to just let that overly-dramatic bullshit roll off and not let it bother you.
    J

    11:00 p.m.
    9-19-13

  2. “restrain yourself when you feel like jumping in to help without being asked.” I need that tattooed on the back of my hand. It turned into fall this week around here, too, and so far I am enjoying it.

    ~
    That’s sort of a left-over bit that many of us moms have a hard time letting go of.

    I’m looking for the positives,
    like ……. slightly less sweaty?
    J

    11:03 p.m.
    9-19-13

    • oh, yeah, and arrrrr! ahoy matey! and whatever else you say on talk like a pirate day! 🙂 thanks for the reminder.

      ~
      And, HERE is why!

      (I like it because it’s just one more reason to think of Johnny Depp.)

      (Not that I NEED another reason.)
      J

      11:06 p.m.
      9-19-13

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