Friday, December 19, 2008

Feet of Clay, Feet of Iron

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Cloisters ~ Dual Pages, Wands/Swords

I unintentionally drew two cards together this morning. I suppose if this happened very often I'd take the top one, or redraw but these boys have something to say to me today. Being a human with feet of clay I sometimes think rushing in where angels fear to tread is a dumb way to live and maybe I should take back some of my serious commitments, just say "oh, I was just kidding...I can't be bothered, falala".

The Page of Staves has the same personality, He thrives on the fire of commitments and self-work, the wand of action is grounded firmly in the ground of committed action. The Page of Swords gives the strength to follow through. Ready for action, not resting on past laurels; if hard times and adversity come he keeps his eye on the horizon, hope, and goals rather than bogging down in minutia.

I'm reminded by these cards that I can do what I set out to do. The only person who could stop me is me, and me is also committed.

"Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image ... his feet part of iron and part of clay. ... And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken." ~ Daniel 2:33-45

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