And from the universal comms team we have a song from Kelly Rowland and "Work"
The lyrics that jump out at me today :
No turning back from this party
Put you through enough to come play
Best take advantage, be all that you can be
Best take advantage, see all that you can see
Suggesting perhaps that after all we have been through and endured these past months, we had better put the work in, take the learning, take the lessons, and be the very best we can be.
Let's see how this shows up in our cards for today...
First out today is 20 Judgement. The word that comes with this card for me today is "release". It's the letting go of the old in simple terms. Letting go means having trust that things will get better. It means being brave to move forward to get to where we want to be. Letting go means accepting the things we can't change and doing something about the things we can.
“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” – Alyson Noel
Kind of follows on from the appearance of The fool yesterday doesn't it?
Our second card today is the 3 of pentacles ( pentacles representative of the earth element and of manifestation)
We see three people working together to create a beautiful piece of macrame. In my research I was drawn to the symbology of the letters in the word Macrame ( From name echo):
'M' holds the vibration of concentration on the end results of our work.
The karma of 'A' is linked to ambitious ideas and being inspired by new discoveries.
C can become fixated by ideas and in all likelihood will demonstrate a more practical than emotional position.
With 'R' resonating with the intensity of the number 9, it is considered to be driven by peace, in whatever forms this may come up.
Within the 'A' there is a yearning for creating opportunities for ourselves and those dear to us.
In an unbalanced state, the 'M' is very erratic, prone to conflict and holding grudges.
The effect of 'E' may come across as complicated in a group of people or in the wider community, offering many recommendations, when in truth all they wish for is offer a helping hand.
Quite interesting, if you consider this in the context of our story.
I guess the message is how do we all work together harmoniously, with our many quirks and different ideas of the way forward? Perhaps it is in the collective assets of the whole we can achieve something beautiful and amazing. It just takes us to recognise the many differences as gifts to be celebrated.
Our final card for today if the ace of wands, ( wands representative of the fire element and action)
With a little research I discover that the net around the head of our subject is representative of "Indra's net".
Indra’s Net symbolises the universe as a web of connections and interdependencies among all its members, wherein every member is both a manifestation of the whole and inseparable from the whole.
The net is said to be infinite, and to spread in all directions with no beginning or end. At each node of the net is a jewel, so arranged that every jewel reflects all the other jewels. No jewel exists by itself independently of the rest. Everything is related to everything else; nothing is isolated.
Each jewel of Indra’s Net includes the reflections of all the other jewels; the significance of this symbolism is that each entity in the universe contains within itself the entire universe. This idea, rather than positing interdependence among separately existing entities, asserts that the whole does not owe its existence to the coming together of individual parts that have independent existence.
Indeed, the existence of each individual part is contingent upon, and relative to, the existence of the whole and of all the other parts. Yet, paradoxically, each individual part also ‘contains’ the whole within itself. Put simply, the whole and the parts are inseparable.
A beautiful card then to follow on from the 3 of pentacles today, another reminder that in simple terms we are all part of the greater whole and the greater whole if a part of each and every one of us.
We are one.
And one are we.