Card of the Day • 25 Jan 2019
Card of the Day
KUI MEI (hexagram 54)
ST. JOHN’S WORT
Ponder this ...
• Where am I feeling taken for granted or like a second class citzen that I need to liberate myself from ?
• What am I sacrificing and giving up in the name of acceptance and validation by one or more others (relationship, company, society) ?
• How have I let myself be seduced into what isn't right for me ?
I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen. ~ Rosa Parks
You’re being seduced … or perhaps you’ve already fallen prey to the seduction.
The question is whether what you’ve succumbed to is reflective of, and aligned with, your try, authentic self, needs, desires … or whether it was the flattery, attention, validation you needed that led you down a path or into a situation that no longer feels right.
Now is the time to be honest with yourself and determine where and what you don’t want to stay in any longer, and take the necessary steps and put the necessary actions into play that will move you out and forward rather than stuck in what isn’t right, be it a job, a relationship, an obligation, a city, a way of thinking.
You are more than just your usefulness to one or more others. You are not obligated to a company who only sees you as a replaceable cog in the ever turning wheel of human chattel to serve its bottom line. You do not need to suffer the humiliation and lack of support and respect from a relationship partner just because a little bit of manipulative flattery or validation makes you think you won’t find anyone else to love you.
It is time to see how we have acquiesced to the superficial rather than what is deep, real, meaningful for us. The ability to buy something the world says represents success by staying in a job where we are miserable or goes against the values we hold to be clear, true and self-evident is not worth it. A half-hearted apology accompanied by a shiny bauble or an empty promise does not make up for sacrificing our dignity in the face of abuse and disrespect just to be able to say we’re in a relationship. Doing what we think we’re supposed to do or obligated to is no longer justification for giving up on our own hopes and dreams.
Wherever we may feel that we are seen or treated as secondary, expendable, only as good as what we do, give or offer someone else’s demands, needs and desires, it is time for us to liberate ourselves from.
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