May I Fall in Love...
Snow Moon // 2.14.22
A new + beautiful way to experience Mondays.
You guys. It’s St. Valentine’s Day! I had to be reminded. I’m not typically a celebrator.
But I am a celebrator of love!
Today’s mettā: May I fall in love today.
Say it a few times, breathe deep, hand on heart, and let the person you fall in love with be you. That’s what mettā is all about, anyway, and this is just a simple sentence, a simple reminder. Let today be the day you fall in love with yourself!
Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️
So glad you’re here.
Intuitive Tarot Card Reading
Use your intuition to guide you to a specific card below. Choose the card with the crystal on it that calls to you.
At the end of this newsletter, you’ll see the cards flipped over, with a reading for each one. The card that you choose here will have your reading for the week.
Wait to scroll down to the bottom until you’ve chosen your card!
Reading today from The Star Tarot deck.
Card 1: Red Jasper Choose this card if you’re feeling unmotivated and/or unbalanced.
Card 2: Carnelian Choose this card if you need a little creative inspiration.
Card 3: Black Tourmaline Choose this card if you’re dealing with some consistent negative vibes.
Class Schedule This Week:
Online- just one class this week! Back to normal schedule next week :)
Tuesday: 5:45pm // 45 minutes Yin Yoga
Zoom link to all classes at themobiyogi.com and DM/email Rachel for the password. All times in Eastern.
What is Mettā?
A bunch of you are new here, and welcome! I have been sending out my Monday Mettā newsletters since August, and my very first newsletter included a thorough description of what mettā meditations are. Click the button below for more, along with examples of mettā meditations and further reading.
For those of you who’d rather skim:
The Pali word Mettā (in Sanskrit, Maitrī), means “loving friendliness” (a term made popular by Bhante Gunaratana) or “loving kindness.”
Mettā is one of the four sublime states defined by the Buddha. The other three are compassion (Sanskrit: karunā), appreciative joy, and equanimity. In Buddhism, all four states develop together.
Practicing mettā allows us to banish our outward and inward hatred and neglect. It helps us to find genuine love, kindness, friendliness for ourselves and others. It’s a daily (or weekly, thanks for reading!!) practice that starts with the self first. Short sayings help us feel more calm, at peace, and in love.
So glad you’re here!
🌗 Moon Info This Week! 🌗
The Full Snow Moon will shine its light on February 16th (at around noon, for those of us in eastern time), but you’ll be able to see it glow the night before and after. It’s called the snow moon because in northern North America it’s… snowy.
If you have any stagnant energy you want cleared, now’s the time. If you have crystals, definitely put them on the windowsill overnight to let the full moon shine on them. You might do the same with your journal, or even your computer and phone, letting the moon wash over them and fill them with renewed energy.
As usual, I suggest a candle ritual 🕯or a bath ritual 🛀🏻 or both at once! There are plenty of full moon meditations on Insight Timer, or you can visualize one yourself, watching the moonshine float over you from head to toe.
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Much love and gratitude,
PS- I love hearing about the cards you pick and your related experiences! Please email me or comment below to let me know what comes up from your card reading this week! 🔮
Your Tarot Reading, Revealed!
Card 1: Red Jasper // Knight of Wands What a great motivating card! The Knight of Wands is anything but stagnant. This card represents forward movement, creative force, courage, and spontaneity. When this card is pulled for someone, it usually means travel, adventure, change— something unexpected. If you’ve been thinking of booking a trip, go for it. If you’ve been wanting a change of scenery, make it happen. In terms of feeling unmotivated, I’d encourage you to find something creative that you enjoy. Writing, sketching, singing along to your favorite playlist… Spend 20 or so minutes working your creativity and you’ll have a real energy shift, almost immediately.
Card 2: Carnelian // Two of Swords Your creative inspiration this week is … you (note the mirror image). This card is encouraging you to look in the mirror, or to mine the stories of your life as inspiration for your creativity. You have great personal power (maybe you don’t sense this, but you do), and your abilities are truly right in front of you. If you aren’t sure how to find yourself in your inspiration, this card encourages you to grow silent. Listen to yourself. Meditate until you can quiet the voices in your head and you can listen to your heart/intuition.
Card 3: Black Tourmaline // Prince of Swords This card is a great mentor for dealing with people in your life that are feeling draining and negative. The message? Stand up for yourself. Own your part in continuing to negotiate or participate in a yucky cycle with people, and, gently, let them know that’s no longer how you’ll be showing up. Don’t be afraid if hurting feelings— as long as you communicate with compassion, your message will get through (swords are the suit of communication). The most important thing is to show compassion for yourself first, and sometimes this means telling someone something they might not want to hear. In the end, you gotta surround yourself with uplifters. Not yes-people, but uplifters. Communicate your needs!