He sits on a throne of stone adorned with butterfly and crescent moon carvings. They appear to be in contrast to his stern glaze and the double edged sword he holds upright in his right hand of action. Or, are they? This is a king who rules with his mind. He sees clearly and is decisive based on reasoned fairness. He does not allow his emotions to cloud his judgment, although by the look of his tilted sword and his robes of blue he acknowledges that mercy and compassion are necessary to temper the severity of the intellect in action. He sits on a verdant precipice–he is not afraid of what lies ahead for his way will nurture and give protection to new beginnings and the evolution of goodness.
At this time we are all reviewing our year, recounting our wins and losses, considering what to let go in order to make way for what we summon in. It’s a lot like going through the closets of our mind and spirit to make room for the new thoughts, inspirations. I decided to pull a card from the beautiful Wild Unknown Tarot deck by Kim Krans in answer to my question, “What do I need to know to help me in the process of letting go?” The Two of Pentacles came into view to shed insight and light on my question. We see a black and white butterfly–always the symbol of metamorphosis– and two pentacles entwined by a colorful infinity sign. This is the card of change and balance, having to do with worldly possessions. However, more to the point, whether our attachments are of the material worldly kind or emotional and spiritual, it is important to realize that life is ever-changing and ups and down come and go. As we change so do others; therefore the most economical way to handle these fluctuations is to keep light on the feet and resist the primal urge of attachment. Are there relationships, patterns of behavior, objects, anything at all, in your life that no longer serve your higher purpose? Take inventory, bless those you decide to shed and bless the incoming.