To truly be committed to a lover, for all of your earthly days, is nowadays scarce. The convenience of self enwrapment has coincidentally become a fort of self entrapment; that for whatever reason has caused many to have become conditioned to find it to be more desirable to be a solo spirit, flying freely about the world. However, our Spirits are designed to connect, exchange energies, merge, expand, and reproduce even amidst the obstacles and chaos of this physical space.
And if you agree, you are one of the last of us whom is committed to the selfless act of true and endless love. Circumstantial love may presently be the craze, but your choice to love unconditionally through the difficult times within the alignment of your committed union is both admirable and divinely guided. Sometimes, when you KNOW the love is real, but the circumstances have broken your flow of alignment, it can be difficult to heal and reconnect.
Therefore if you're in a committed relationship, and find you're in a moment of misalignment with your lover; then this reading is for you. Using the spread below and the cards of both the Afro Goddess Oracle and the Afro Goddess Tarot Arcanas, we will examine both you and your partner; as well as the energies that have and are contributing to your misalignment. Knowledge is power, right? Let's face those feelings of fear and uncertainty that have added shadows in the dark. For only through the darkness do we see the light.
And here is our Spirit-selected spread:
Believe it or not, the massive power of Ra shines on this Union. With the Sun card from the AGO at the focus point of the reading, you can relax in the respect of knowing that this union, itself, is destined.
The Sun card of the AGO eludes to us that happiness and victory shall always overshadow the darkness. So whatever problems that may be plaguing the two of you at this time, know that a grand potential is there for them to be cleansed and healed away...should you put in the effort; despite your potential fatigue from the heat.
However, be advised that one of the bitter sweet aspects of the Sun, is that it is indeed very bright. So, at this moment you may no longer be able to ignore some inconsistencies and hidden issues that are now simply just "boiling over" from the high temperatures of the times.
In this moment, in order to recreate balance in your union, it will be important for you to be honest about what the light of the sun has illuminated to you both. Honesty and the mutual desire to continue will guide you into a more balanced and fulfilling time for you both as individuals and a couple. So let's examine the energies of you. (*Energies can be interchangeable should you see fit.)
Oh my dear, you've been taking quite a beating. The energy of the Whip (AGO) shows that arguments and problems have caused you to not only lose focus but are now also beginning to restrict you in other areas of your life. But it's time for you to make a decision, because in the end, you must always be the best version of you. So decide what you want, and drive the whip; DO NOT let the whip drive you any further.
Le'ts look further with some clarifiers from the AGTA deck.
The Moon card shows us that you've been trying to be brave as you have blindly been navigating through some sort of situation. Secrets and surprises have arisen and now you are way more aware of your surroundings on your journey. But at some point, you arrived at the Five of Swords, meaning you decided you were going to win at all costs. This can be by using said bravery to slay the obstacles in your way, or by viciously cutting out a situation completely.
However, on your stride to victory, these obstacles may have snuck up and got the better of you with your Eight of Wands in the reverse; leaving you feeling frustrated by this rift in connection to your partner. So what should you do? Be the Goddess of Cups. The Goddess of Cups is the pillar of emotional control. She allows her emotions, and her love, to flow from a place of deep subconsciousness and can see past the turbulence of the now. Basically, it's time for you to exercise the notion of for better or for worse. You and your partner may be having some circumstantial hard times, and that may have caused some things to be done or said that left some soreness in your Spirit. Forgive the one you love if your heart is calling you to do so. Love them from a deep subconscious place that can overshadow the pain of the now. For with your contribution of that action, forward movement is abound.
Now let's have a look at your partner, because understanding all the perspectives will give you all the power.
(And I do mean the power to mend not manipulate.)
Two cards actually fell out for your partner, and this particular combination I find quite interesting. I see your partner appearing as the Black Fox. The Fox is smart and his heart is in the right place, as all he wants is to provide for himself and his family. However in that quest, the Fox may use some trickery and cunning ways to get ahead. But why the tricks? Attached to him/her is the Mice. There may be a situation or group of individuals feeding from him in a heavy and infectious way. Often we are quite judgmental of others' actions, but here we see that there is an underlying, deeper issue with your partner (that honestly has nothing to do with you) and his "tricks" or argumentative nature have all stemmed from this growing need that he/she may be struggling to fulfill.
So let's go deeper with clarifiers from the AGTA deck.
There comes a time when change is necessary, and your partner is in that moment. The Judgement card, illuminates to us that your partner is currently opening their EYE and seeing the awakening that is to take place for them (and you). With the Nine of Cups being reversed, it is clear that balance has been thrown off as there is now some aspect of their life that your partner is now gravely unsatisfied with. And being followed by the Devil, your partner is feeling trapped, because he/she is tightly and uncomfortably bound to those "mice." So what should your partner do? The Devil card shows us not only our traps but also our treasures. Nothing or no one can hurt you worse than someone(thing) you love, so it's time for your partner to enjoy giving in moderation. The job of a provider is indeed a burden and heavy weight, but it most definitely shouldn't weigh you all the way down. Your partner needs to lighten his load, but it will be up to them to make that decision to answer the horn of Judgement.
So now that you know what the two of you should do separately, let's look at what you should do together and where that action will lead you.
It's time for the two of you to bask in the energy of the Star together. The Star calls for us to be vulnerable and at peace with the idea that the two of you are all you need to light the night sky. Perfect your flow of giving and receiving emotionally, and the Ace of Pentacles will be there to follow! This will be a new opportunity of a new time in tangible results of your union. Growth is here, but you will need to both protect and nurture what you have if you'd like to see your love manifest into abundance.
And finally, what's the overall advice from Spirit?
Now's the time to put true effort into your relationship. With the actions of willful destiny, the Sun card from the AGTA deck shines brightly on the future of your union. However, first you must open your hearts and enjoy compassion, gratitude, joy, and love with each other again. Your union is blessed, so just stay optimistic as your stride towards...or swim towards....the Anchor of the AGO. The Anchor being at the end of this reading is a beautiful indication that stability is ahead for the two of you. You will get through this storm, because just like the weight of the mighty anchor, the love you share is solid.
I do hope this has helped you in some way or another. Feel free to leave me a comment if it connected!