Force: Wrangling Lions

The card of the day is FORCE.

force

Even though you might not know it yet, you are actually in a position of strength. This card explores the feminine approach to power, and encourages you to consider a soft, persuasive, and strategic approach to solve your problems.

Traditional tarot decks show a sophisticated and feminine woman taming an unruly lion by using a gentle touch, in the distance there is a lion hunter ready to attack at a moments notice. What the woman knows that the lion tamer does not, is that her greatest strengths are her compassion and patience; by using a non-threatening approach she is able to turn a volatile situation to her favor.

The appearance of this card tells me you might have to wrangle a lion or two to achieve your goal, but if you show patience with yourself and those around you, you will succeed. If you are presented with a lion – don’t run away, don’t attack – cajole.

What does the lion represent to you? Do you have an impatient or impetuous beast in your midst who is trying to force your hand?  Or, is the beast a part of yourself that you are trying to master? What do you achieve by communicating with compassion and patience? What do you achieve by using a non-threatening approach to handle the situation?

I welcome you to share your lion wrangling moments in the comments section below!

The Fool: I’ve Always Wanted to Live In a Tree House

The card of the day is the FOOL.

the fool

deck used: Morgan Greer tarot

There is no better card that illustrates the desire for freedom, adventure, and a generally spontaneous existence than the Fool. With the clothes on your back, a walking stick, a few lucky charms, and a casual pack – you are ready to hit the road! What’s great about this card is that you can take what appears to be a risk and know that your faith (optimism, innocence) will protect you. Now I know some of you might say, that’s crazy talk (because I know you are no fool), but maybe your leap of faith looks like this:

Are you about to quit your high paying job in favor of pursuing a crazy entrepreneurial dream? Do you want to move to a new city with less than $100 in your pocket? Are you a life-long urban dweller who wants to buy a house in the country?

The appearance of the Fool tells me there is a risk that you really want to take, but only you will know if the risk is worth it. Sometimes you just don’t know until you do it. The advice is to stay positive, keep moving forward (toward your dream), and to ask for help as it is needed along the way.

Taking your trapeze cats on the road? Let’s talk! We would love to hear about the crazy adventure you want to take in the comments section below.