July 25

Seven of Pentacles: Dragonflies and Your Garden


Beside the butterflies, I’ve been seeing a lot of dragonflies this year. A lot.

One or two, I probably wouldn’t notice. But as they keep showing up day after day, eventually it will sink in. Maybe they have a message.

You think, Dixie?

Dragonflies are obvious symbols of change and transformation. Usually associated with self-realization, the dragonfly spends most of it’s life not able to fly. It’s only the last few months when the transformation into adult is complete that the dragonfly flies. Their lifecycle suggests living in the moment and appreciating to the fullest whatever is in front of you.

Their ability to hover or move in any direction at once, similar to a hummingbird, suggests agility and flexibility. Their iridescent wings will look different from different angles–a reminder to be aware of illusions and particularly self-created ones.

Dragonflies would call us to see what’s underneath outward appearances, especially the face in the mirror. A dragon totem heralds unleashing your personal magic in whatever form it takes–achieved most powerfully by being true to who you really are.

Next Week in Tarot

Outlook is the Seven of Pentacles, with advice coming in as the reversed Ace of Swords. Well-worn cards from the Radiant Rider Waite mini deck pictured.

The seeds are planted and have taken root. We can see the results of our efforts. All that’s left is the maturation and harvest. Wait it out.

Now would be a good time to step back, survey what your choices and efforts have been producing. Reflect. Consider. See the seeds of yourself you’ve planted along the way and how those seeds are maturing.

But don’t make any final declarations of how it will all end up. That Ace of Swords is reversed. Clarity is coming, it’s partially there, but it’s not yet in focus.

That’s okay. Just keep tending to your garden now and the harvest will take care of itself.

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