I am a very thorough shuffler.
Just feel the need to state that. Ha.
Knight of Bows again. Little fox.
Twice in one week, bookending the conversation I had yesterday with my collaborator witches in the Tender Year, this fox feels like an invitation to pursue the tarot project passionately and enthusiastically.
What I see in the card this morning is that fox ready to turn and run, inviting me to run with it.
I read Cassandra Snow’s post on the Knight of Wands over at Little Red Tarot.
I’m thinking about passionate starts and no follow-through. I don’t want that for this project, or for any of the projects I’m working on. (I can see Balance drifting into view there – it isn’t possible for everything to stay at the top of the priority list. I know. But I don’t know how.)
So I pulled two more cards to help me navigate this. To embrace the passion and forward movement of that Fox, in a way that won’t burn out, or burn me out.
Knight of Stones: Horse, and 13: The Journey (and that raven!)
The horse offers me persistence, the steady forward movement, grounded in the earth and in my own hard work, to keep going forward. Bows and Stones together, Knights who can start the project in a burst of energy and complete it through persistence and effort.
But then, The Journey. 13. Death. ‘Do not fear change, because this is also a time of purification and realignment.’
If I wanted the cards to tell me I will be able to keep everything I start, in the way I first start it, in perfect stasis, the answer is no. Of course.
The fire will burn out – even the strong horse can’t prevent that.
And when it’s time to let go, it’s time to let go. To let things change. To let myself change within my work and to trust that the change is okay.
I do have the follow-through to complete my projects, but that won’t save me from continuing on the journey. Nor should it. Nor would I want it to.
This feels like such a gentle, hopeful, and encouraging reading. I appreciate it.