Astrology Reading Cards (Findhorn Press, 2012).
In the foreground, a man builds a wall one brick at a time. In the background, we see the potential fruits of this labour: a fortress castle. The card says: "The part of you that accepts challenge to gain wisdom."
Saturn's energy is all about boundaries and restrictions, but it's true we can learn a lot from these. An easy life does not make for a rich and fulfilling life. I have mentioned before a book called "Finding Flow" and one of the things the author says is that for a good life we need challenges that stretch us without overwhelming us. I see that here.
Taking the wall one brick at a time, we can celebrate our successes and enjoy the process. Just thinking about the enormity of the task ahead - a whole fortress to build - might drain us of the will to ever begin. Restricting our view to what we can do now allows us to accomplish more than a completely open field might, as writers may well acknowledge when faced with a blank page.
I'm not sure what challenges I face today. I have several projects in the pipeline, and several deadlines, but they are all either close to completion or a very long way off. Maybe that's what it's about: that I need to focus on what is doable now for the projects which have a far off deadline. Otherwise that deadline will get closer and closer, and suddenly the project will look overwhelming. If I get started now... :)
I am grateful for the reminder that I need to do a little bit regularly to stop my projects getting on top of me.