This morning’s draw took me a while to unfold. I’ve been keeping up my daily morning yoga practice, and it’s beginning to show, although not in any specific physical appearance but rather in subtle ways like actually feeling my spine and having a more centered and focused attitude. I must say the best part of it is the three card draw I do afterwards 🙂
Looking at the first card, I see myself carefully examining my options with regards to work. The Prince here is the equivalent of the Knight of Pentacles – slow, methodical, prudent even. The LWB states “Taurus indicates structure. The globe signifies exploring new directions.” This is exactly where I am at. Nothing is rushed or hurried with this card.
The 8 of Cups is a really interesting version. If you look at this card closely, you see a person standing on a pier, looking out to the vastness of the ocean in front of him, and possibly gazing at the moon. Unlike the traditional Rider Waite image, where the figure is moving up a mountain, our fellow here is faced with the choice of either diving into the ocean in front of him, with no distant shore in sight, or turning back to face and pick up his orderly cups. After I have contemplated the moon and the universe, it is time to turn back and make the most of what I have.
Speaking of the universe, in the last card we have Shiva, creator and destroyer. Completion of cycles. This card also relates to practical realities of life, for it is associated with Saturn – in this case, there are bound to be developments, endings and beginnings related to my pursuit of work. I finally feel like a whole way of life is ending, and I’m ready to start fresh. From the LWB: “the infant personifies the undeveloped self that may be holding us back.”
On a lighter note, I included a pic of the incense I bought yesterday from the Theosophical Shop. It’s the best shop I’ve come across and I doubt I’ll find another to match. There is an extensive and in-depth range of astrology books, tarot books, tarot decks, yoga and meditation books, CDs, buddhist philosophy, magic, witchcraft, herbalism, crystals, goddess mythology, nutrition and it just goes on and on. They even have natural soaps and candles so I spent a couple of hours with my eyes popping out of my head like a snail slowly walking up and down the isles.
“Before enlightenment – chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.” Buddhist proverb