This was a quick Stop Doing-Start Doing-Keep Doing reading to get a snapshot of what to expect of the energy of Autumn in honor of Mabon.
Stop Doing: The Hermit – As we move into Autumn, it is advised to take the lessons and perspectives we have learned from a period of solitude and figure out a way to pass them along to others. Solitude for the sake of solitude is all well and good but we do tend to come to insights that others would also benefit from hearing. Additionally, this may be a good time to take in perspectives of others t=rather than relying solely on keeping your own counsel.
Start Doing: the Ace of Cups – This is an invitation to go for that new love, to feel all the feels and to be excited about the prospects coming your way. This may not be a romantic love (though it could be) but a new endeavor, a labor of love, a new project. It may be a new friendship or a new colleague or a new job. It may be a new look or style. This is a card that shows you that love is coming and maybe has already arrived. This is a perfect opportunity to light a passionate fire to keep you warm as the days get shorter and colder.
Keep Doing: The Emperor – The Emperor is someone who knows what they want and how to make thing happen. They are skilled at keeping the wheels turning and making sure that the things that matter are well attended to. Keep on top of what you have control over and stay committed to seeing things through. Make sure you are looking at any changes that are needed and make sure you are implementing them in ways that will maintain stability.
I also was caught by the shadow card as I went to put the deck away.
Shadow Card: Judgment – Things are going to come clear and you may not like what you see. Be prepared to confront yourself and others as they are, not as you would wish them to be. Being honest with ourselves and others is not always easy but in the long run we can’t hid from who we are. Embrace your flaws. They make you the beautiful, magical, unique and important being that you are.