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Today is Situation/Challenge
Situation: Queen of Pentacles - The lady of abundance and sharing. She is generous and loves to share her bounty with others. She can manifest what she needs and is unselfish in nature. She values her gifts and shares them with others with love.
Dryad - are nymphs or tree spirits. They exist to watch over the tree they are born with and in rare cases, groves and other creatures. They are not something to be taken lightly but are deserving of the respect granted to any divine being. They bring a sense of life and natural being to the places their trees inhabit and are mysterious and unique. One of my favorite stories is about Eurydice, , an oak Dryad who fell in love with Orpheus. One day a snake bit her and she died. Orpheus was heartbroken and convinced Hades to let her go. Hades agreed but said if Orpheus looked back even once to see if she was following, she would never be released from the Underworld. Just as Orpheus was stepping out of the Underworld he felt a moment of doubt and looked back. Eurydice was not quite at the threshold and was swept back in. *cry*
Challenge: Four of Swords - A reminder to get some rest and contemplation. Letting your racing thoughts quiet themselves. Now is the time for thinking, not acting. Slow down and be still. Find serenity and seek stillness - the perfect place to create dreams.
Vampire - creatures of the night, the undead. Spend the night hours looking for food and fun. But need to be back in bed before the sun comes up. In relation to the 4 of swords, I think of Lestat de Lioncourt - who tended to think about things philosophically. I guess if a vampire needed to pass some time waiting for the sun to set, he could ponder the deeper meanings of life... or death?
So today we need to fight the urge to withdraw and be more open and sharing with others. This can be hard if we naturally tend to introversion (ME) but you have great gifts and now is the time to get them into the open!
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