My card for February is the Two of Swords from the Wild Unknown Tarot and my rune for this month is Laguz.
The Two of Swords is all about postponing a decision or reaching a stalemate. This can become quite a challenge for me, since I am usually all about solving problems and making things right as quickly as possible, so I don’t have to feel uncomfortable any longer than necessary. But truth be told this behavior doesn’t always benefits me. It can cause stressful situations because I tend to act quickly and sometimes too ill considered. Resolving unpleasant feelings as soon as possible has really become a second nature of me. But then I started reading “living Beautifully” by Pema Chödrön again and this reminded me how staying with whatever you feel and experiencing life how it is right now can be an act of compassion toward ourselves and how this can bring about a sense of deep peace and calm.
I feel this card symbolizes my effort to stay with whatever occurs in my life and refrain myself from seeking a quick habitual solution to make it all go away.
The rune Laguz emphasizes this notion because Laguz is the rune of water, of feeling and emotions and of our unconscious. This rune fit seamlessly with “II Inner Voice” of the OshoZen tarot (aka the High Priestess), my rune for this lunation. Both urge me to listen to my heart, before I decide how to act in a situation. This requires slowing down, becoming more mindful of what is really going on and trying to maintain a regular mediation practice. I am happy to say so far the latter is going rather well this time around.