Weekly Word: "Wade in the Water"
4:11AM May 3, 2022
Hello, my love's welcome back to a weekly word with Jada que I am so glad to be back in the space to share a message that I hope is beneficial and lovely. And hopefully just give you a moment to just sit down and and really just soak in this time make it about you get something nice to drink. If you're lying down, maybe close your eyes and just relax. We're gonna talk a little bit about this message for this week. Now, typically, I do a reading for the lunar cycles. We just passed a new moon in Siberia, Aries. And there's also this eclipse, right. And I don't know about Java, I am feeling it. And so I did not do a meditation for the new moon. Instead, I listened to my body out of it and your eye rested, it was very necessary. So I hope that you also were able to prioritize your wrist. And so without further ado, let's get into this weekly word. So y'all, this week, our focus is the star. Now we had the star a mostly a few weeks ago, but this time the star is in reverse. So that means my dears, we need to sit down and talk. The star in reverse is asking for us to really get clear about what's happening around us. This time right now y'all is so heavy. And I know that if you have been paying attention to the signs to the season to the news, you've been filling it to the star versus telling me that many of us have been feeling despair. We have been feeling like, after all that's been happening. We just don't want to get up. We just want to lie here a little while longer. The star card asks for us to have faith to to rise and ascend to a place where hope resides and is supreme. Because we know that the tower moment which comes right before this in the Major Arcana requires some shifting, it shook some things up it changed things rapidly for us. But when the stars in reverse, this is saying that that change took a little more out of us than we expected it too. And so we are needing a little more time to recuperate. Now, this is not a bad thing. reversals are not an indictment. reversals are not bad. I want to stay away from the binary of good and bad and taro and in all things honestly. But with this star in reverse, any reversal on my table prescribes good medicine. The reversal on a terrible table for me is the medicine. And so with the star in reverse is saying that this time of doubt have and feeling unsure feeling unbalanced is appropriate for the harm that we're seeing for the violence that we're seeing. For all of the negativity that is existent, or the oppression that's existed, all of the pain and the sadness and the heaviness that we are experiencing in this world
that has a lot to carry. And so Oh, it's okay, if we just, if we don't skip over the heaviness, if we allow ourselves to be in this grief a little longer, sometimes it's necessary. Most times, it's necessary. And we actually don't allow ourselves to sit in it because it's uncomfortable sometimes. It's uncomfortable to be sad. It's uncomfortable to feel emotions that are unfamiliar. Our bodies and our nervous systems needs such regulation. And is, is very difficult to find that equilibrium. When we're living in a patriarchal capitalist, white supremacist society transphobic, homophobic ableist all these things are coming against us. And we can't skip over the pain of that reality. Like we'll get there, the star is here to say, yeah, there is hope. However, sometimes we just have to sit. Sometimes we need to allow ourselves to rest in that recuperation period. And it may be longer than you anticipated, but it's necessary. So now, the card that I have on the table, too, represent what we should embrace this week is the five of pentacles. Now the five of pentacles, I would say, is fitting for this moment. Right now we're talking about cities, banning folks to live together in one apartment unit. Because if they're not related, it's almost as if they're forcing us into house lessness forcing us further into poverty. They're keeping us apart for one from one another. They don't want us to, to join in community, right? The five of pentacles as a car to embrace may feel jarring because we're seeing two folks, one of them disabled, or at least that we can see visually, we can visually perceive their disability. They're walking in the snow, no shoes, ragged clothes. But the thing about it that I always love about this car, even though they're in a dire situation. This is what Dana Lynn knuckles that people people's Oracle calls sharing the burden of survival. Because even though these folks are walking in the snow, by themselves, with no belongings, but the clothes on their backs and crutches to support their wait, they have one another. And so last week we talked about the 10 of cups and safety and security in community. This week, we are being asked to embrace that community. This week we are being asked Who are the people that you can call on to share the burden of survival. We are in survival mode y'all. The news just came down that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe vs. Wade. This is a direct attack against people with uteruses. abortion rights is a health care concern. Who are you sharing the burden of survival with Who are you covering? Who is covering you? The beauty in this five of pentacles is that in the universe of this card?
There are resources available we see the five pentacles is there framed in what looks like a looks like a like stained glass and a church window. So there are resources that are available. And sometimes, the reality is that we don't have access to them. So what I am finding is that our strongest resource is one another is our true community. In the dusta, onyx, Taro by Courtney Alexander, the five of pentacles card is represented by a large boat is full of people. And I love this because there is movement in this card, even though the situation seems very dire, the two people in the traditional Rider Waite Smith deck interpretation of this card, they're moving, they're not sitting in the snow. They're not huddled together, they're moving from one place to another. So the place of despair, the place of desolation is a location that we can move out of, but not without one another. We move together. And in coordinate Alexander's interpretation is a community of people, a large group of folks saying we are leaving this place. We are moving forward. How do we do that? How do we move forward? I'm glad you asked. The car that I have here on the table is judgment. We move toward our collective liberation. When we awaken to the call of liberation. That means that I don't just see where I have been harmed. Individually and collectively, or I'm sorry, institutionally, I don't just see my heart. Or the I'm sorry, I don't just see my pain. But I see where systems have also oppressed other folks, other groups of people. And together we rise, to answer the call. Together, we rise, and we use our voices to fortify those who are disabled to fortify the trans community to fortify people with uteruses so that we have abortion rights, to fortify our children so that they can be protected and safe in our communities. to fortify black and brown people, so that we can finally join together as one to resist capitalism, patriarchy, queer phobia transphobia ableism child ism everything that rises itself, itself up against the people. Anything that rises up to challenge the people to oppress the people. Judgment is here to say we move forward together through this desert through the storm. When we rise up and we hear the cries of other people around us who were not fixated on ourselves. Daniel and knuckles calls it the cult of individualism. It's not just about us. It's about everyone. All of us together. Moving toward a greater hope. A greater future. This heavier this word is a little bit heavy, but that's okay. Because I think it's timely for the moment. I think it's timely for the moment. The great thing is that judgment calls to us. It calls to us because there is a hope that we can move toward there is faith. We will get up one day from this place after we have grieved after we have recuperated after we have helped each other through the snow. We will experience this hope in faith. I believe that it. So you know, as always, I love to end with an Oracle message. And today we have revisited some words of wisdom from Lucille Clifton. And it says, some of us know, we have never felt safe. You know me, I'm gonna run that back. Some of us know, we have never felt safe. And so what I'm asking for you all to do this week is if you are one of these people who has never felt safe, where can we imagine it? Where can we dream of safety? Can you locate it? Is there a place in your body? Is there a place in your mind? Are there people around you? Who do you share that burden of survival with? Because make no mistake, we are in survival mode. We are still worthy of the safety and security that we explored in last week's Weekly we're in the 10 of cups. But something tells me that when we joined together as a force against oppression, to ensure the safety of communities that are most more marginalized and pushed to the side that securing their safety will in turn, begin to secure our own cache. I'll see you next week. Bye now.