In the first of our series with Soul & Spirit columnist Michele Knight, the psychic, astrologer and Sunday Times bestselling author guides us through dilemmas
This month’s card is the Two of Cups. The Two of Cups is about soul connections, and relates to someone equal and on the same vibrational level as us. One of the benefits of being on a spiritual journey is the fact we meet so many magical people on the way. The right friend with the right spiritual energy will often pop up just when we need them and they might offer sage advice or inspire us with their own quest for wisdom. So how do we make the most of these connections? And what importance do our friendships have?
All our connections are important. While some spiritual journeys ask their
participants to spend their lives alone in contemplation of the Divine, for most of us, our main spiritual growth takes place through speaking to other people. We are, after all, social creatures. Very often, however, we tend to focus on our love relationships, seeing these as the most important in our lives and ignoring the importance of genuine, close friendships.
The astrology perspective
In astrology there are two areas of our charts which rule friendships. There
is the 11th house which rules our social circle and connections, including work colleagues and those we make via social media. Our close friendships, however, are ruled by the 7th house which is the house of marriage and partnerships. This makes a lot of sense when we consider that many friendships out-last marriage and romantic partners.
Very often we turn to close friends over family members for advice, and for
many people who have emerged from abusive or difficult childhoods, their friends are their families. Indeed, one of the greatest gifts life bestows upon us is our ability to choose our friends.
When a soul friendship ends it can be as traumatic as the end of a marriage or other intimate relationship. How many of you have been in a position where a friend suddenly stops communicating with you, leaving you wondering why? You may reach out with phone calls, emails or texts but receive no response, leaving you baffled and confused.
I believe that as our friendships play such a crucial role in our soul development, perhaps it’s time to have a set of rules we try to keep to when it comes to our friends. When we’re entering into a romantic relationship
we usually have a conversation with the other party about our values and the kind of behaviour we expect from a partner. Trust, truthfulness and fidelity usually feature high on this list. But we don’t have these conversations with potential friends. My question is, why not?
It’s good to commit to honest communication with friends. Agreeing to discuss any issues that arise in the future is always a good basis for trust in any relationship. And asking each other to let the other know if they feel unable to continue the friendship as it stands is a useful idea. It allows closure and the opportunity to move through the process of healing and letting go much faster.
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Michele Knight is a psychic, astrologer, broadcaster, TV personality and Sunday Times bestselling author. She won the title of Best-loved Astrologer in 2019’s Soul & Spirit Awards, and has just become the chief astrologer for dating app Bumble. Visit micheleknight.com