Part 1 of my exploration into things Tarot and relationships – relationships in whatever guise they appear as I work through this.
- derision, unpreparedness
- envied, carefree
- devil may care, very present
- flamboyant, individual, light, determined, open, welcoming, trust
Last night as I took my girls back to their father’s, I realised that today (tomorrow then) was going to be a very important day to me. I was going public with a journey.
As I woke up, I heard the rain falling, the copper beech dripped fat droplets, the sky was grey, the air was light, I felt rested.
The only fixture in my diary after so many weeks of holiday was one client at 10am. I was calm, relaxed and looking forward to a day to catch up with emails and admin. I was ready to prepare a workshop I’d mooted back in July.
I’m very used to taking life as it comes, with an ability to whistle as I work and this summer has taught me to take much more time to being than doing. I reckon The Fool, takes a lot of time to being – he looks like he saunters with a bit of a spring in his step, wandering along a path knowing that whatever comes up he can handle it. He travels light, he has the love of his dog, he has a self assured way about him.
Flexibility is enormously important to me, how do you feel about being flexible? How do you feel about wandering with an aim, but not necessarily an outcome in mind?
At 9.54am I had a phone call. This was no ordinary phone call, this was an M&S phone call (UK readers will understand that). I was offered an opportunity which hadn’t even been on my radar, I couldn’t have seen it coming even if I’d tried!
I whistled a bit louder then, and carried on with my day, taking in my stride the news.
As The Fool meets relationships head on, I wonder how often we can meet someone new and keep strong to ourselves while at the same time embracing and encompassing someone else into our lives? There are times when we might have to make some tweaks, some adjustments, but how often do people stop in their tracks when someone or something new comes into their lives?
I believe in my understanding of The Fool that this card represents an individuality which probably means you have to strike out and follow your own truths. I believe that by doing so, you will meet and get opportunities which otherwise wouldn’t be open to you. The Fool is a bit of a leader but doesn’t want to be seen as such – and yes, I can see the similarities!
Today The Fool has represented a culmination of my last 5 years of believing in what I do, persevering along my path and not allowing myself to be drawn back to live a life I don’t enjoy in order to escape what had become the toughest time in my life.