October 22: A windless days in October. Trees reflected in a pond. Heaven and earth are in a quiet balance. How do I find balance?
|Universal Rider Waite Tarot|
Today the Knight of pentacles will teach me what I need to know about finding my balance. At first sight he’s a dull boring guy sitting on his horse staring at his pentacle. Reliable, dependable, stubborn, all characteristics which aren't really exciting. And yet here he is, sitting on his farm horse watching the plowed and sown field and he is sure that everything will turn out fine; just the way he wants it. He’s proud of his work although nothing unexpected had occurred and no creativity was needed.
My steadfast champion. This is the guy I want to go to in times of imbalance. He grounds me literally. After having been floating some inches above the ground to long (meditating, tarot reading, writing, pondering and so forth) He pulls me down and puts me with my feet back on the ground. “Just do something tangible!”, he seems to shout at me.
Yesterday my youngest daughter was working in the garden; preparing it for the winter season. I wasn't able to help her but being outside, smelling the soil and the rotting leaves, just felt so immensely good. Yes I know being practical and getting things done is my way of balancing out the contemplative side of me. Although it is still difficult for me to actually do something I will figure out a way to get more involved in chores around the house. Even as simple for instance decluttering a drawer can be helpful.