Today we look at the Wheel and the two of fire from the Gaian Tarot deck by Joanna Powell Colbert.
On Sunday my daughter and I went to pick up a puppy. We named her Misty.
Yesterday I pulled two cards to see what Tarot had to say about it.
Position 1 indicates the gift that Misty is bringing me.
Position 2 is the lesson that Misty is teaching me.
The gift is The Wheel, Major Arcana 10, earth.
Earth is practical, real. 10 reduces to 1 and it is about endings and new beginnings.
Misty is offering me a fresh start. The opportunity to let go of the sadness and to embrace joy once again.
The Wheel is about cycles.
Some of you know that at the beginning of April my beloved dog Max passed away. I got him as a puppy. I watched him grow into a handsome, lovable, affectionate dog. As the years passed we witnessed each other’s joys, sorrows and transformation. I was with him as he passed.
He was my shadow and my loyal friend for twelve and a half years. His death left a huge void in my life.
Max and I went full circle. I protected him when he was small and vulnerable. We walked together strong and full of energy. We were there for each other when we were weak.
I took my time to mourn him, to process the experience and to recharge and build new routines.
During the Summer my daughter stalked every dog that crossed her path here and in Europe. It was clear she was ready to love again.
I was not so sure. I mean, I knew eventually I wanted another dog. I knew we could provide a good home. Rationally I understood that the pain of the loss was worth all the joy we had had, yet…I was hesitant.
Now I look at this beautiful independent puppy and my hearth opens.
Misty is a Sheltie, as Max was. Shetland Sheepdogs are smart, brave, playful and beautiful. They get along with everyone, they are lovers, not haters.
Max and Misty are different colours and he was a male and she is a female.
Misty is the Wheel in action. What goes down eventually must go up.
She is the breath of fresh air. She is the puppy in a home that had grown quiet.
She brings change. We have to be present and aware of our surroundings. We have a little one that does not know what danger looks like. She has not learned to speak our language yet. She thinks our adult cat would make a great play mate if she could just get close enough. Her curiosity and enthusiasm are contagious.
What lesson is Misty teaching me? 2 of fire (wands).
Fire is about joy, creativity, curiosity, enthusiasm, passion, daring, living fully.
2 are about choices, taking time to make a decision/ decide the next step.
In this deck a very hot, fit couple embraces while looking into each other’s eyes.
The chemistry, the attraction is clear, but their eyes are wide open. They are checking each other out. There is a strong attraction, they are clearly connecting, but they each hold wands that are on fire. It is dark around them. They each bring their own source of light.
What is Misty teaching me?
To fully engage in life again. To live life with energy , passion and curiosity. To be brave , take some risks. She is also teaching me to take one step at the time.
Misty wants to be with me because I give her food and shelter. I give her affection and joy through play. I offer her protection and boundaries. Yet, I am new to her and she is new to me. We have yet to gain each other trust and grow our bond. We are just learning to approach each other.