And so, peeps, here's your Draw of the Day for the first day of 2015...what better way to get ourselves through the new gateway than the famous "three-card map" of past, present, future. What's your path for the New Year, beginning right now?
PAST: What do I need to let go of? (besides everything! ;)
Well, well, well--this is actually a random draw, so please believe me, I didn't choose this one--it chose me. And if you aren't sure about what it means, take a look at the image...The image of the boat belongs to birth as well as to Death; the baby's
cradle originally symbolized the boat. The trees and grass signify
plants, the bones minerals, the birds, the animal world, and the
ferryman, the human world. The peacock's eye in the center signifies
looking at the truth in regard to looking at Death. The bird also
signifies the soul and the divine potential of a person. So--what to let go of? Unrealistic expectations (Peacock looking at the real situation), despair at not having "completed" whatever-it-is (since you, in that boat, are a babe in the cradle just beginning this new journey), and most of all, your defeatist attitude, because there is the new growth, the precious jewels that may only be harvested with the effort of digging the ground, and, in the distance, the pale light of the new dawn. The past is the past. Yesterday is over. Let it die, leave it there--let's commence our new journey.
From the Tarot of the Old Path, the Hanged Man/Lone Man, he who is waiting to receive the new knowledge, awareness, the Gift, as did Odin hanging on the World Tree...and so--be wary--don't talk as much as listen (there is Munin perched on the branch...or is it Hugin? Both Thought and Memory will talk to you here)... The new day brings unknown wonder, unexpected knowledge, and it is coming all the time in ways you cannot imagine if you let yourself become buried in busy. Pay Attention!
The Three of Stones/Coins, representing the new endeavors that your future will bring you...This card contains the I Ching Hexagram 13, interpreted as Fellowship with Men, meaning companionship, community, connection. The background depicts a cross, representing the ways in which we must manage the conflicting energies of daily life---the vertical line of spirit is strong, but the horizontal line of daily
life is overgrown with fungus, indicating possible chaos. We need to choose which of the directions we follow in any given instance, and it is important to clear away the fungus and pay enough attention to the daily round so that the spirit life grows out if it, in harmony with it, instead of interfering with it. And then those three coins/stones/pentacles. Three for the three legs of the cauldron of change in our lives. The cosmic balls show
the possibility of great change, three stones balanced on the rim of the flow of life. Take hold, pay attention, jump. The joy of transformation awaits you.