Sorry for missing the January New Moon reading. January was a difficult month for my family, and the blog really fell by the wayside. But we’re back to the readings this month, so let us rejoice!
I pulled three cards for us today: Iris of the Rainbows (reversed), The Journeyman, and The Master Maker.
Storms in the physical world are the natural outcome of geographic and atmospheric conditions, and usually storms in our personal lives are the natural outcome of our choices and habits. Often disaster strikes because we’ve created situations that are not sustainable (hi economy!) or are in some other way unhealthy or wrong for us. When we feel shattered by the storms in our lives, Iris appears to remind us that this isn’t the end, and it isn’t all there is. She’s been appearing a lot lately–we saw her in several readings last year–maybe because we seem to be living in a time where the unjust and unsustainable structures our society have created are starting to come undone.
Sadly, Iris can’t tell us that life’s storms are over. But she does want us to know that better times are coming, and that we all have reason to hope. And she would like to remind us that opportunity lies hidden in the midst of destruction. When our existing structures have been smashed to bits, we get to start over–and this means we get to make different choices than we made before.
Iris would like to ask you if you have a vision for how you would like your future to be? Or are you still dwelling on a past that is lost forever?
The Journeyman isn’t afraid to move forward. He says we’ve learned as much as we can from staying put, and it’s time to venture into the great big world for the next stage of growth. We’re moving past the level of beginners, and it’s time to try our skills in a larger context–most likely with and for others. He asks you, do you recognize your gifts? What are they? And how could you be using them in the world? You may have been hiding your gifts because you don’t feel they are important enough, or you feel like the world isn’t interested in them. But your skills are needed, and it’s time to take them out into the world. By using your skills, you will sharpen them and become more confident.
These steps are necessary as we progress toward becoming more like The Master Maker. The Master Maker has perfected his craft: he’s the ultimate creator. He says that “good enough” . . . isn’t. He says, do the best you can–and then do better. Few of us have attained mastery of our passions–and none of us will if we don’t follow the Journeyman’s lead. The Master Maker also says if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
Before you begin to feel overwhelmed by this call to greater perfection, notice The Master Maker’s smile. He wants to remind us that our efforts should come from love for our work. If striving to grow and excel feels like toil and drudgery, it might be time to look at what we’re doing and reconsider our path.
Remember Iris–when something doesn’t work, sooner or later it’s going to be dismantled. We can do it ourselves, make a new choice, OR we can wait for our choices to brew up a perfect storm. It’s better to pay attention NOW, and find a way to change things ourselves.
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