Saturday, July 2, 2022

June End of Month: Passion

To help my personal growth, I've decided that not only will I have a card of the year, I will also choose a word each month to study and reflect on.  I'll be reading books and articles on my word of the month as well as figuring out activities that will help me incorporate that word into my life.  My word of the month for June is:


At the beginning and end of each month, I will also do a reading.  The beginning of the month reading will be about what lessons I can learn from the card and the end of month reading will be about what I did learn.  

End of the Month Reading

Deck:  Sacred Rose Tarot

What does Passion mean for me right now?

As usual, this deck does not disappoint when it comes to deep and insightful meanings.  This card tells me that I often get passionate about what is lost and sometimes fail to recognize what I have.  I'm passionate about the pain that John caused me, I'm passionate about lost opportunities, but sometimes I am kind of blase about what is right in front of my face and take it for granted, similar to how this woman is with the beautiful cup of roses.  

That doesn't mean I'm not grateful for what I have and that I don't appreciate it, but I don't get passionate about it.  It seems that passion is sometimes about the journey and not about the having.  One piece that I'm not sure how to reconcile is how to reconcile passion and peace.  We can't live our lives in a continual state of passion or we will burn out.  

What did I learn about passion?

The Eight of Swords tells me that like every other emotion, passion is a choice.  I can choose to live trapped in a life of apathy and boredom or I can choose passion.  I can choose to be excited about what's going on in my life.  And I can choose to use my passion to bring what I want into my life.  I am passionate about school and I can show that passion by continuing to work on my dissertation even though I do not have a clearly defined path.  I can choose to be passionate about my life and about knowing that love and passion is a possibility.

I truly believe that happiness attracts happiness and that if I am living an amazing life and do what I do with passion, I will attract the right person to me for that loving and passionate romantic relationship that I deserve.

What do I need to do to continue bringing Passion into my life?

The Queen of Swords with her straight ahead gaze tells me to not get distracted by things that don't matter.  She tells me to keep my focus on what matters and what is important.  By doing so, I won't shatter my attention into a million pieces.  

The most interesting thing about the reading for the Queen of Swords is that she is a person who is sought out for advice.  She is also someone who has suffered a loss and other people seek her out for her wisdom.  This describes the person that I want to be, but I don't have any idea how to get there.  I'm finding that I really enjoy mentoring people and helping them figure out what they need to do to move forward in their life.  This is something I'm going to have to continue to read and reflect on.  I do know one good first step I can take is to move and reorganize my blog.

What benefits has  Passion  brought into my life?

QOP is always one of my favorite cards as she reflects a queenly and grandmotherly manner.  You know damn well that she is a queen and that she could take you down, if she so desired.  But mostly she is the loving earth mother who makes sure you are taken care of.  QOP is helping me to see what I truly value and what is important in my life.  She is helping me to understand that even though I've had a good career, that is not where my heart is.  My heart is in taking care of people and empowering them to be better.

This is a different way of living for me because it means embracing my inner earth mother.  I have always had negative associations of women who took care of their families and who were there for other people.  However, I've realized that my negative perception is because I did not want to be forced into that role like my mother was.  However, I'm realizing that when someone chooses to be in that role it is a different dynamic.

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