The energy really HAS shifted for the better! For the past four weeks, no matter what card deck Doreen used, it always said that we should stay quietly at home as much as possible. Now, this week, the cards speak to the new positive energy.
The intensity mellows a bit this week, allowing you to feel lighter and more able to think and process emotions . . . particularly if you spend quiet time in nature, where you can hear and feel the lessons and blessings.
This week will increase your faith and strength, and push you to use all of your spiritual tools, because it's going to be a continuation of the intensity that we've been experiencing. Look for the blessings within the intensity, and you'll have healing experiences.
This week pushes you to take great care of yourself, with lots of rest and meditating. By mid-week, you'll be practicing your assertive boundaries of saying No when needed. You're also called upon to nurture your inner child, who needs some play time and healing for the past.
As Monday and Mercury Retrograde begin, it's a good idea to stay home or retreat into nature if possible. If you can't stay home, then do your best to connect with nature and avoid stressful situations.
We're in the pre-shadow of the upcoming May 19 Mercury Retrograde in Gemini, so it's important to be extra-careful with communications to avoid misunderstandings . . . and to clear and resolve miscommunications.