The card guiding us through the week of March 23rd to 29th 2020 is the Sun.
This is one of the best cards in the deck.
It speaks of hope, innocence, light, health, victory and progress.
Children are closely associated with this card.
In the next few days, some of you may conceive, others may give birth.
Many of us will be spending a lot more time with children than we are used to.
With schools and nurseries being closed we may have to take care of children, grandchildren, younger siblings and so on.
Try not to look at this as a chore, but rather as a gift. An opportunity to spend time with them, to see life through their innocent eyes.
Let them remind us of the beauty of life, where each day brings discovery. Let us appreciate everyday simple joys, be present and real.
Young minds believe that anything is possible. Life has not yet tamed their spirits or their enthusiasm. They still live in a world of fairy tales, where the good guys always beat the bad ones. Where love and courage against all odds can defy the most powerful evil.
Let’s defend our children and their dreams.
The arrival of the Sun shines light where there was darkness.
It brings knowledge and awareness, a great defence against blinding fear.
Hopefully the Sun will bring us a breakthrough to help us fight this virus and the chaos it brings wherever it goes.
The Sun invites us to:
be honest with ourselves and others,
be loving and caring,
bring joy, calm and peace.
It reminds us to do what we can to bring light, strength and sunshine to those around us..
Let’s try to lighten up the mood and not obsess with what is going on.
Let’s do what we can and let go of the rest.
We can read a good book, watch an uplifting movie, draw, paint, write, play music, dance.
How about watching some good comedy?
Let’s try to bring smiles and laughter into our homes and conversations, try yoga or anything else that can lift our spirits.
Joy is not a betrayal to those who are suffering, rather a way to stay strong and keep hope alive.
Last but not least, the Sun often brings clarity and new understanding.
Many of us have plenty of time right now to think and reflect, to communicate.
Our everyday routines have changed seemingly overnight. Freedom we took for granted is gone. We cannot travel where we want, we cannot gather as we like. Milestones are put on hold. We are asked to keep social distance.
Perhaps this experience will teach us the importance of so many things and people we took for granted. Maybe our priorities and values will shift long term. Perhaps we will forgive and forget and make peace with loved ones we had lost touch with.
Above all the card inspires us to live and love each day.