Somehow I ran out of day, and now we’re meeting with J.D. & Co in less than an hour. You’ll get to see Max, and the cards. But not much else. It’s gonna be a strange next-week-or-longer as we get ready to go and then go and then are gone and then come back. Thank you all for your patience with me.
“Transformation ~ XIII ~ Major Arcana
The central figure in this card sits atop the vast flower of the void, and holds the symbols of transformation – the sword that cuts through illusion, the snake that rejuvenates itself by shedding its skin, the broken chain of limitations, and the yin/yang symbol of transcending duality. On of its hands rests on its lap, open and receptive. The other reaches down to touch the mouth of a sleeping face, symbolizing the silence that comes when we are at rest.
This is a time for a deep let-go. Allow any pain, sorrow, or difficulty just to be there, accepting its ‘facticity.’ It is very much like the experience of Gautam Buddha when, after years of seeking, he finally gave up knowing there was nothing more that he could do. That very night, he became enlightened. Transformation comes, like death, in its own time. And, like death, it takes you from one dimension into another.
Exhaustion ~ Fire: Action ~ 9 (r)”
I’m going to step in here and give a quick definition on my own. Because this is reversed, it is very positive, instead of the meaning assigned in the guidebook. We seem to have risen above the “workaholic” persona this illustration represents. We’ve seen what is a priority (our loved ones, our true personal and spiritual life, never our jobs or material crap) so we don’t need that lecture here on where to find happiness. What we do get is a reminder to be focused on appreciating those treasures and blessings we are fortunate enough receive.
“Moment To Moment ~ Rainbows: The Physical ~ 2
This card challenges us to move away from our preoccupations with other spaces and times, and stay alert to what is happening in the here and now. Life is a great ocean in which you can play if you drop all your judgments, your preferences, and the attachment to the details of your long-term plans. Be available to what comes your way, as it comes. And don’t worry if you stumble or fall; just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, have a good laugh, and carry on.”
That last message was repeating kind of what I said for the second one. Add in our Transformation aspect, and it gives us a really nice validation, pat on the back. The work we’ve been doing on our selves is starting to pay off nicely. The Universe is noticing our dedication, and when that happens, we get gifts!
Here is a present to JulieLanders, from Dan. He was outside while I was grabbing an on-hold library book. (Local folks, this is in front of The Kiva.)
And your Daily Dog. Max greeted me with this special toy when I got home from my ride.
Osho Zen Tarot (with additional commentary by me)