January 11th, 2011

light in the darkness


It's weird to think that we're going to get a blizzard tomorrow. It's so calm out, weatherwise. And I don't know what people are on about re: it being "so cold." I wouldn't stand around outside all that long, but walking it's perfectly fine (upper 20s F).

Collapse ) I would like to have a snow day, where I can just relax and putter and be on vacation -- the whole vibe is off when I feel like I should be checking my email every hour -- but so it goes. (And I won't actually believe this blizzard until it actually shows up.)
you think you know...

on a whim

So, over on Flock is a "Find your guiding Tarot Card for 2011," which I tried out on a whim.
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Mine for this year is:
11 – Justice – making choices and judgments, legal issues, impartiality, fairness, equality and balance – “I bring balance into my world through careful consideration of the impact of my choices.”
My immediate response was, "Is this ever NOT me?" Which is of course a bit of an overstatement.

Someone else got 11 and posted in comments:
Before I did this, I was thinking that this year would be my year of balance, of getting back into my body and honoring my physical surroundings after too many years of being stuck in my head and heart. So this resonates with me, but for some reason it also frightens me. I think it’s this interpretive sentence from http://aeclectic.net/tarot/learn/meanings/justice.shtml that worries me: “The sword suggests that sometimes this won’t be pleasant. Justice pares things down with that sword so that the scales end up equal. The message is to do what’s necessary, no matter how hard, how disagreeable, in order to gain, or re-gain equilibrium. It is not a nice card, but in its way, it is a very wise card.”
This made me think of processing I've been doing recently, and feels appropriate for the work ahead of me this season. In reading the full link the commenter posted, I really like the idea of balance -- of not living our whole lives in one sphere (since of course we inhabit multiple spheres, and we should honor that by living into them all with integrity). And again re: my processing -- "One thing to remember about the Justice card is that it is not about punishment, good, bad, right or wrong. It is about adjustment." Adjusting to realities which may not be the realities we would have chosen for ourselves but which are the ones we have to live with.