Friday, July 20, 2012

Forge Ahead

I am in love with the Tarot of the Magical Forest. As whimsical as these images are, they are also powerful, they run deep. They conjure the magic that my inner child craves with a playfulness that keeps me from getting too serious (a bad habit of mine), probably because they reach me on the nonverbal level. As a therapeutic bodyworker and a lover of animals, I have spent a lot of time there and it is a very comfortable place. In otherwords (otherworlds), I speak the "language".

Today's question was "how do I best handle my current stress load?" I purposefully kept my question vague in my mind's eye as I pulled the cards. I focused on how the stress felt in my body and how I would like to feel in spite of it. 6 of frogs shows a dreamy frog who has his goal on a pole, holding out in front of his mount like the proverbial carrot. I immediately knew what I was stressing about...a job I had recently taken of those things that sounds like fun at the outset but is never as easy as it seems in the dream...and now I'm in a little deeper than I had anticipated. Frogs say "you got what you what?" The look on the rabbit king's face says it all. This is exactly where I'm at right this minute. Stuck on a raft with my little mantle of identity firmly wrapped around me, holding the cup of my task going, "oh, shit". Quick! Look to the fox (I was recently called a vixen...never been called a vixen before...all in good fun of course...but still...). This knight of foxes is different than the usual knight of earth. His faces life head on, nothing passive or dull about this fellow. He says, "I know what I want and I'm gonna get it, b'god." Gotta love the boar too. This guy isn't going to take "no" for an answer. With this kind of attitude, I will certainly be able to plow steadily through any obstacles and come out on top. If I had to chose which of these guys I'd rather be, I would definitely chose the fox. So if you'll excuse me, it's time to grab my shield and go mount my boar. Maybe I'm a vixen after all.