I made this card at the beginning of this year and it was an instant favorite. I haven’t worked with it for a while, so I’m curious to see what comes up this time!
Who are you?
I am the one who opens the door. I am the one who is in flames. I am the one who dances on the green grass, barefoot so I can feel the earth beneath my feet. I am the one whose music is the waterfall and who finds balance in the outdoors. I am the one who traces the labyrinth to find my way back to myself.
What do you have to give me?
I give you inspiration. I give you the courage to take off your shoes and feel the soft, cool grass beneath your feet. I open the door for you to go through and explore something new. I burn away the old to make room for those new things, and I wash the ashes away. I remind you that too much of anything is not good for you, and that moderation is key. I give you a sense of joy and wonder in the alchemical elements, and the courage to be yourself and to take care of yourself.
What do you want/need from me?
I want you to explore new territory. I want you to wind the labyrinth back to yourself. I want you to look for new beginnings, and not to be afraid to burn away the things you don’t need anymore. There is no reason to hang onto the things that hold you back or weigh you down. I need you to hold the fire and the water in equal and opposite quantities, neither overpowering the other. The doors I need you to open are internal as well as external. It’s time to venture a little further outside yourself and see what wonders you can find there.
Is there anything else you have to say to me today?
Get up and dance. Don’t worry about what anyone else is thinking or saying; just do it. Look to the fire and the water for inspiration, for while they are enemies of each other, they are both vital parts of yourself. Don’t be afraid to feel what you feel and let those emotions burn or soothe a little; this is how you know you’re alive. Be passionately, devotedly your own true self, and breathe in the wonder that is all around you. Open more doors than you close, both within and outside yourself.
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