Spear: Heartache over what you no longer have
Target: A goal-oriented person
Wind chimes: Peace and Harmony
Eagle: Triumph over troubles, obstacles
Spear made its presence straight away, via a fire in our laundry which nearly burned down the whole house. Long story short, we were (and still are) in the process of renovating the kitchen, part of which involved restoring the old floorboards (why people cover beautiful timber with hideous lino, is beyond me, but never mind). One morning after sanding the floorboards, we both went out – my partner went fishing, and I had some tarot work in town. During our absence, the floor shavings inside the sander combusted and the whole thing caught fire. Lucky someone drive past and stopped to alert the neighbours, who put the fire out before the fire truck arrived.
Still, there was quite a bit of damage to our laundry, and smoke and soot everywhere. So the Spear is all about losing something, in our case all the work done painting the walls in the kitchen (well, my partner has done and re-done all that!), as well as having a nicely charred floor in the laundry area. Oh well.
The Eagle ties in nicely with this story too, since we had a great resolution regarding the hired sander. This was a $7,000 piece of equipment which we hired, and for a while it looked like the hire company was going to charge us for it. Needless to say, aside from paying for a melted sander, we weren’t too keen on the idea considering the lack of instruction or any other information given when it was hired. In the end, my partner dealt with the whole thing admirably and the company advised they would not be billing us for the equipment, while making it clear they would not be held responsible for the damage to the house. I’d say the Target card definitely refers to my partner here.
As for the Wind chimes – it would be difficult to find a lot of peace and harmony in the first half of the month when all this was going on, but we certainly have had a bit of “counting our blessings” moments, as well as catching up with friends to have a laugh and unwind during the more stressful times.
Anyhow. Let’s hope February is a bit more easy going ;) Here’s a few photos of our work in progress, just for fun. The slabs of timber for the bench were from my partner’s father who is a carpenter and had a licence to harvest such amazing wood.
Wishing you all a relaxing and blessed February,