Never fear, in spite of the title of this card, our Foxy friend is not here to say we’re necessarily going to feel bad or be rejected this week. Instead, she speaks about the obvious or hidden feelings and thoughts that accompany letting go and jumping into a new positive phase. (The good kind of letting go, that we need or even want!) The call to let go, relax and open up often wears the disguise of fear of rejection. For example: being rejected is often a fear that accompanies the act of letting go and letting someone in. Fights can surround a misplaced sense of “rejection” when in reality another person is simply trying to express themselves. We can even feel rejected when someone around us is not taking responsibility for their lives, something that has nothing to do with us.
Sometimes emotions are like a fox in the woods… elusive, difficult to track, difficult to understand or pin down. We might not know what they mean in the moment we’re having them. or they might just present themselves silently when everything seems fine. Sometimes we wonder if we can trust ourselves. Doubts dart in and out of our mental landscape like the fox. This is the perfect week to think about our feelings, stories and beliefs about “rejection” — are these stories keeping our power to choose and make decisions hidden? Are these beliefs hiding an awesome way to progress forward?
What are you afraid of? Here’s the thing – rejection isn’t something you need to fear. Most of the time it’s an idea in our heads, a fear in our hearts, not something real. Sometimes rejection is just an act when we don’t know how to talk about what is REALLY in our hearts. And in those rare times that something doesn’t pan out or work out (we get a denial letter from a publisher or a Dear Jane) – it’s still not rejection! It’s simply that whatever it was wasn’t in the right groove with where we’re headed right now. (A protection, not a rejection)
Maybe if we worried about rejection a little less this week we could make better decisions and not cloud our judgement with thoughts about how to keep another person (or thing) from hurting us when we could be seeing the truth or making intelligent decisions instead. We’d be our wonderful, shiny, foxy selves more often. We’d rush into things (or out of things) a little less blindly because we’re not just trying to escape rejection.
The second card that popped out alongside our fox, is the moon. – The author says, “The moon calls you to creative reflection. Her mysteries will be revealed in due course, and when you least expect them. If you feel stranded and bewildered, energize your goals and aspirations with positive thoughts. Listen to your inner voice, dreams and intuition. They have amazing power to alter your future. The Moon is about the joyful celebration of your success.”
Imagine our little fox darting in and out of the trees in a deep woods. The moon hangs in the winter sky, the snow crunches beneath her little paws. She’s on the case, she’s going somewhere amazing and astoundingly beautiful. She knows where she’s going – it might not always be obvious but she’s being guided with her creativity and heart more than any doubts or fears and so are you! We all have fears, illusions, and dreams hiding the clear path, but this week those dreams can be harnessed for powers of good!
Have a wonderful week and happy 2015!
About this deck: This week’s card is from the beautifully painted Chrysalis Tarot illustrated by Holly Sierra and written by Toney Brooks. Published by US Games (and available by Fools Dog on Android and Apple). I was attracted to this deck based on the really unique and whimsical representation of traditional tarot themes and the magnificent artwork.