“The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.” –May Sarton
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a lot of emotional shifts over the past few weeks, especially under the eclipses. Perspective, understanding, and beliefs that I’ve long accepted as real demanded reevaluation—in my face, no seeking required. I’ve started sorting it out.
It’s felt a bit unsettling, sure, but not too worrisome, because it feels like things are clicking into the right place, where they belong. That’s reassuring.
Today’s Tarot is the Seven of Pentacles inverted, also known as Lord of Success Unfulfilled, associated with Saturn in Taurus. (Seem familiar?) Neither Saturn or Taurus are known for being speedy. So when you see the Seven of Pentacles, know you’re always talking about a long-term proposition. Inverted, I’d expect delays, impediment, or impatience surfacing.
So about now, I’m seeking out stagnant pockets of energy to disperse. Be they tired thoughts, outdated assumptions, or even old belongings I’m no longer invested in! Pentacles are Earth—we’re in the real world. Little pools of stale water (old emotion) sour the air. I wouldn’t use sour water to feed my flowers, and I don’t want to smell it collecting in the corners of my house, either. I’m in the process of cleaning out what doesn’t work, making more room for what does. A bit of weeding is in order.
The Reversed Seven of Pentacles reminds me not to take progress for granted. Now’s a good time to weed, pluck off expired blooms, and in general, clean out anything from your physical or psychic space that you don’t want to root and grow. This gives your remaining plants the best of your energy and resources.
How’s your gardening coming?
by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
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