Good morning, people! Hope you’re all doing well. I’m feeling like I’m running on empty energy-wise, so I thought I would do a spread about what brings us energy and what takes our energy away. And this … well, yeah. It’s one of those readings where the cards are so obvious, they’re doing their “Cosmic Frying Pan Upside The Head” thing. I feel like I’m Wile E. Coyote and I just got KAPOW’ed. My ears are still ringing.
The card on the left, the King of Disks/Pentacles, is what brings us energy. Ok, just look at him. He’s a Pan figure fully embodying the masculine generative principle (you *know* what I’m talking about), and he’s equally fully engaged in what he’s doing. Whether it’s ruling a kingdom (the King of Pentacles is often seen as a hopefully benevolent dictator, a supreme commander and ruler who has his people and his kingdom’s best interests at heart) or just eating that apple in the card there, the King is focused on what he’s doing. In terms of bringing us energy, the card seems pretty obviously indicating that it’s time for some sexytime, if you know what I mean. We draw energy from the sex act, from the pleasure and the intense focus we engage in while doing it. We recharge our batteries by this connection, whether we’re connecting with another (or a group of others) or the Divine within. Or both. Whatever works. Go get lucky. And if you’re single or otherwise unpartnered, take matters into your own hands. Yeah, I went there. 😉
The card on the right, The Hierophant, is what’s sucking our energy away. Look at the image. The Hierophant figure is suckling two near-skeletal figures at her swollen and distended breasts. It’s a harrowing image in the best lights, but in this reading today the light is profoundly negative. Other people are sucking away our life force, and we’re letting them do it. Find those relationships in your life that are draining you and cut them off. Maybe not permanently, especially if they are core relationships, but at least for now. Something in our communities is unhealthy and overly demanding, and we need to turn away from it. So take a look around and see what there is in your life that is taking without giving. Find the leaks, the leeches, the vampires, and cut them off. Maybe just for today, but do it, for your own peace and well being.