Today’s rune is Ehwaz, which means horse and it stands for cooperation and loyalty, as well as for movement and progress or maybe even a combination of the these two aspects. For today I wanted to know how to get going again after feeling a bit out of sorts due to the extreme heat and humidity here. I want to do so many things but it is so hard to really get anything done.
To answer to this question I pulled the Nine of Wands. Often I see this guy as a defender and a warrior. Someone who doesn’t give up and will fight for the cause, although he might get hurt or overburdened in the process. I’ve been there, done that and I’ve learned the hard way this isn’t always a healthy attitude. I also notice he is turning his wounded head to the eight wands behind him his as if he is defined by his past experiences. This might cause fear or recklessness or it might even render him immobile.
The Deviant Moon card is highlighting the incapability to move. This figure is sitting on the stairs with his head down and he is not even holding his ninth wand. A possible answer to this problem can be found in the Nine of Fire from the Gaian Tarot. In this card we are encouraged to stay in the here and now and to acknowledge our past experiences but not to let ourselves be hindered by them in any way. By telling and retelling our story, our great deeds and challenges, we might color the present moment in ways that will prohibit to enfold our full potential. The Gaian tarot guidebook talks about the benefit of a spiritual practice which of course I fully agree with but which I am not putting into practice lately.
So for today I will begin (again) with a daily meditation and gratitude practice. And I will not let my previous lack of success to maintain my practice taint this new beginning!
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” - Buddha