After the purification of Vulture, the card of the previous collective reading, Phoenix now ascends from the razed earth, and shines hope on a situation many believed was hopeless. There has been a heaviness in the collective, but our trials have been for the sake of our transformation and rebirth. Phoenix now offers to take us in her wings, and reforge us with her fire.
It is easy to get caught up in the romance and mythos of the immortal Phoenix and her undying flames, but the reality of this magnificent spirit is that she understands what it means to die moreso than any other creature in the deck. She burns herself to ash, only to be reborn through intense heat and fire. (Re)birth is a perilous ordeal, and can sometimes feel like being burned alive. Communion with Phoenix does not protect us from pain or loss, but instead guides us to be transformed by it.
After much confrontation with (and possibly shedding of) old and outdated patterns relative to finances, relationships, stability, and pleasure; Venus has finally gone direct. As we transition from Scorpio (which is actually represented as the triplicity of the scorpion, eagle, and phoenix) into Sagittarius season, we are guided to be move beyond what was lost, and set our aim onto new horizons. Consider this Mercury retrograde a final cleanse.
Phoenix presides over the root chakra, or Muladhara, which translates as "root support." Stability is not found in stagnancy or stasis, but can only be discovered when we our foundations in our molten core. The only constant is change. Our heaviest karmas are thought to reside in the root chakra, and the only way we can correct our cycles or patterns is through practice and dedication. I leave you with this point of reflection: what sort of future are you forging with your thoughts, actions, and interactions today?
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