For today I've picked up My Wildwood Tarot and I've pulled The Wheel. Usually I am at bit at a loss when I draw The Wheel of Fortune but this one with the loom, speaks to me more clearly than most of my other depictions of this card. I love how it feels like this loom is waiting to be used. I feel invited to pick up the shuttle and continue to weave this garment. It has already a woven wheel of the year design, a representation of ongoing cycles and inevitable changes. In the back we see three herons waiting for the weaver. They are symbolizing the three Norns or Fates. They spin the threads of life for each person and decide when to cut it. When I think of the balance between fate and free will, I guess this loom is a perfect symbol. Perhaps the waft is the Grand design and the weft is our own personal destiny which we shape with each choice and action we make.
Yesterday M had two wisdom tooth removed. The surgeon had offered her to wait some months to be more prepared and accustomed to the idea of having her teeth pulled but in the end they would have to come out anyway. She made the brave decision to go ahead with the procedure and now she feels fine and is so relieved. This choice has become a strong piece of yarn to weave in her robe.
“Fate is what you are given. Destiny is what you make of it”