Full moon in Aquarius–July 29, 2007
This card shows my view of men’s power, so caught up in the material and hemmed in by it. It’s like the direct opposite of the unburdened Fool, who wanders where he will. The King of Coins has responsibilities, possessions, “trappings” of success, things that require time and attention, upkeep, guardianship. Lured by the beauty of the box, Osiris stepped in of his own free will. Now he’s stuck.
First Quarter Moon in Scorpio–July 22, 2007
I just love the fact that there are wheat ear pennies on this card!
Most of the summer cards have a gift aspect to them, but this one is blatant. What strikes me as odd is that this little girl is so very overdressed for summer, with her long sleeves, high collar and stockings. How can she play in that fancy white dress? She is presented as fancifully wrapped as her package–so pleasing to the eye, but impractical and temporary. As most material gifts probably are! It truly is the thought that counts! The caring and generous heart.
Full Moon Cycle of Aquarius–July 22 to August 22, 2007
This card reminds me totally of a story I’ve been into lately about Shelley Yates and her Fire the Grid project.
The two aspects of The Star are a) new life rising from the water and b) the flow of the water itself.
The first instance can manifest dramatically, such as Shelley’s life-changing (near-?) death experience; spiritually, such as baptism; mythologically, such as the story of children coming from the fountain; psychologically, such as thoughts and dreams rising from the subconscious; naturally, such as fertile silt birthing plant life on the banks of the flooding Nile; maternally, such as the birth of a baby; etc.
But where does it go from there? Where does the water flow? What does it nourish? Shelley directed the flow to heal her son, then to “fire the grid.” In other instances, it can help us grow in wisdom, health and spirituality. It is, in more than one sense, eternal. And once we bathe in it, we understand the need to pass it on.
New Moon in–July 14, 2007
I keep thinking of the story of the children coming out of the fountain, how we inherit not only genes and heirlooms, but knowledge. Not only life, but understanding of life–its source and provisions.
Last Quarter–July 7, 2007
This card speaks to me mostly of discipline. Creativity is an urge. Discipline turns the urge into skill. A good mentor or role-model is helpful, but the qualities that need to come from self are determination and practice, practice, practice. I’m trying to think of the proper word–it’s not determination. And not tenacity–that’s too strong. Stick-to-it-iveness. Seeing it through to the end, even when the first creative urge has passed. Discipline.
This is something that has been a constant challenge in my life, and I see it in my daughter now too. She came home from the last day of kindergarten with a bag of all her projects. I think the only thing that was finished was something she had finished that day. So we got out the feathers and glue and dressed her paper parrot on her painted rain forest. Do it now or throw it out. I don’t want her to end up like me–where those eight coins turn into eight boxes of unfinished projects. Inspiration doesn’t always carry you all the way through; sometimes you’ve gotta work. I think I’ll keep this card out for a while.
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