Tuesday, November 28, 2017

got hope?

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away

~ High Hopes, Pink Floyd (sans Waters, I believe)
Okay. Brace yourself. The 5 of Earth isn't a fun ride. In fact, it's not much of a ride at all. Because it's frozen. Not going anywhere. However it does set into motion a crisis of faith. What can you trust when shit hits the fan? What can you trust when it seems there are no choices? When you are frozen in place, paralyzed by doubt and fear.

This is going to sound grossly Pollyanna, but you can trust hope. Esperanza.

With a little hope, you might be able, perhaps, to move in very small ways, melt the frozen ground beneath you. To take one step. While you're in the middle of the situation, it won't feel like much is getting done, but it's something.

The other best action of 5 of Earth is simply to Do Nothing. This might just be day to ride stuff out. No shame in it. Not all aspects of life can be controlled by humans. When you've emerged from that frozen tundra, you'll be the wiser. You might even be able to help someone process in a similar environment. Having a bit of hope is a good start.

The Everyday Tarot

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