Today’s draw is all about doing the work and getting it done. It’s easy when you’ve been working hard to see only the work, to think it will never end, to think maybe you’re stuck in a certain way of doing things and that’s just how it is. It’s also easy to think that the world is balanced on a good-versus-evil axis, and if something bad happens to you, you must have done something wrong, or maybe somebody’s out to get you, or somehow the gods hate you. But no, They don’t, and it’s not a good use of your brain power to waste time thinking They do, or that somehow They’ve got it in for you, or whatever other processes happen when we go through a run of bad luck. The truth according to this draw is that if you focus too hard on the details, you will lose sight not only of the bigger picture, but also of ways to help and protect yourself that you really need right now. Working hard on this plane translates into working hard on That plane, the Spiritual plane, and doing good for yourself and others Over There translates into doing good for yourself and others on this plane. Divine Justice is not the same as human justice, so don’t expect it to be. Sometimes sacrifices aren’t rewarded on this plane or That one, at least not in the way we’d like them to be, and you have to just let them be “Learning Experiences” in the process of getting the work done. Keep those boundaries up, keep one eye on the skies, and git ‘er done.
In today’s draw we’re reminded that we can’t always know how things will turn out, so it’s important to do our best no matter what. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not or to have knowledge you don’t have. It will affect your reputation, so be honest and keep it simple. Also beware of teachers who promise things that you know in your heart they can’t deliver. If someone tells you they have the answer to your problem or issue and it feels in your gut like it’s too good to be true: it is. That teacher has taken shortcuts to get where they are, and you don’t want any part of that drama. So steer clear, do your work as best you can, and keep moving.
Ok, you stubborn darlings, here’s the thing: digging your heels in about something is really bad for your shoes. What are you being stubborn about? Are you consistently getting the same message, but you just don’t know how to hear it or what to do about it? You’re getting dragged–trust me, the force trying to tell you something is stronger than you are and you can’t fight it. You need to start looking around. Get more information. Broaden your circle, but do so with care and discernment. Don’t be a fool, and don’t be so focused on the details that you miss the bigger picture. Go within. Go quiet. Ask your powers what to do from here, and maybe the best way to ask the question is to stop asking it. #KungFuTze
Today’s draw is about recognizing that there is magic out there, people. Just because the Age of Reason happened doesn’t mean that magic stopped flowing in the world. It didn’t. We here in the “enlightened” west just tuned into a different sort of very authoritative, patriarchal magic. And that’s all fine–we need that. Because of that magic, we’ve put men on the moon, we’re investigating weird shiny objects on Pluto, we’ve (mostly) eradicated smallpox. Yay these things. But it would be a serious mistake, it HAS BEEN a serious mistake, to disregard the other forms of magic in the world, the darker magic, the more hidden flows. Tap into that today, darlings. When the wind blows in your face, whisper your prayers onto it. Put your blessings onto the wind so that they may be carried all over the world. Be wary of the authority that says, “DO IT MY WAY WHICH IS THE ONLY WAY.” Nod to that authority if you must, for your safety’s sake, but do your own magic once you’re free of its sight. Wish. Act on those lucky impulses. And don’t look too deeply into where they come from. You don’t need to know right now.
Today’s draw is all about excellence in craftsmanship, my friends. Seriously. I could sit here and write the word “CRAFTSMANSHIP” fifteen hundred times and I STILL don’t think I’d be able to overstate the point too much. Do what you do today, and do it well. Do what you’re best at. Focus on that. The card of the day is the frost giant Hrimthurs, a master builder tricked out of payment by the Aesir (but the payment he was asking for was out of bounds to begin with, so he set himself up to get tricked in the first place—an apt instructive on setting proper payment boundaries if you’re an artist, and on getting at least half up front). The rune today is Fehu, which speaks at least in part of fine craftsmanship and wealth. The charms are The Cloud (reversed, so it’s indicative of fluffy shapes that inspire on a beautiful breezy day), The Artist’s Palette, and The Scissors. All of these are the artist’s tools, so use them today, and use them well. Do the best of you today, Boo.
Today’s draw is the 3 of Coins, the card of the master builder. The rune is Perthro (again; seems to be coming up a lot lately!), and the charms are The Lemniscate, The Bear, The Sun, The Microphone, and The Magic Wand. Ok, darlings. Where are you getting in your own way? All the elements for your success are present, and others are ready to see in you the greatness that’s there (whether in the arts or business or in some other form); but you’re in your own way. Do you lack conviction? Do you lack faith in yourself? The magic is IN. YOUR. HANDS. Use it. Have a little faith, you wacky lot.