Tuesday, September 05, 2017

the steady fire

Stay in this time
Stay tonight in a lie
Ever after, this love in time
And if you save your love
Save it all

~ Unforgettable Fire, U2
The 4 of Fire isn't always about celebrating. Sometimes, like maybe today, this energy is about maintaining a momentum. Once a fire is started, it needs to be fed in order to keep a space warm or cook food or forge iron. It means having the right materials to feed that fire ~ wood, coal, gas, old journals. This requires gathering together everything necessary in one place. Why run out to the woods for one stick when a fine stack of logs waiting would better serve?

In this way, I guess, fire becomes unforgettable. If forgotten, it will go out and you'll have to start over again.

So.

Look to those places in your life that need maintenance or continued kindling of passion (and there's more than one kind of passion, kitten). Do you need more wood to burn, more refined ideas, or attention to purpose? Gather what you need and have it on hand. The number 4 is about foundations. For fires to burn bright and safely, a hearth is usually that foundation. Tend your hearth. It will best hold your fire.

The Everyday Tarot

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