Tuesday, May 22, 2018

the anti-celebration

Shake me down, not a lot of people left around
~ Shake Me Down by Cage The Elephant
*sigh* With the 4 of Fire in reverse, it seems a ho-hum, hum-drum day. There's simply nothing to celebrate. Barely a reason to raise a smile. Let's break it down, shall we?

The element is Fire. Typically warm, blazing hot, if not careful. Fire gives a sense of community since it's what folks have gathered around for centuries ~ especially in darkness. We come to the fire to be warm, cook food, and tell stories. Maybe milestones are celebrated around the fire. Today, the warmth you need might have to be self-generated. And you don't have a match. Which means relying on some prehistoric skills to catch a spark.

Now, on the number 4. This number is usually associated with structure, stability, order, and organization. It's a good solid number for, say, a hearth or fire pit, because then the fire is safely contained. With this reversal, it could go two ways. Either the fire has blazed out of control and folks are running in all directions to avoid getting burned. Or it's completely squelched, not enough space to burn, wet wood, ineffectual sparking skills.

So.

The thing to do today is observe. Don't force a celebration when there isn't the energy for one to occur. Tend to your fire without letting it go out or get out of control. Keep your eyes fixed on the sun.

The Everyday Tarot

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