|By Moore, Pastorello & Ariganello|
We can see this straight away in today's card, the Four of Wands. Traditionally, this card is associated with some kind of outdoor celebration, and with creating a good foundation for the future. Instead of a wedding feast, though, here we see people setting up for a Samhain feast, which celebrates the Wiccan New Year: a time for thinking about the year to come.
One element which is common to both decks in this Book of Shadows series is the elemental creatures associated with each suit being found in its cards. So, here we can see a black cat playfully batting at a salamander on the bench, as well as another on one of the pumpkins to the left, and two more on the table.
This card, then, seems to suggest a degree of planning and preparation, but also taking time to celebrate life.
There are several things I feel I should be preparing for: getting things set up so that when things start moving I'll be able to just flow with them rather than try to catch up. Some of it is web stuff, some to do with other projects, and some for my day job. Still, I shall also try to take some time today to enjoy being alive, hugging my Dear One and Big Boy, maybe reading a few blogs ;)
I am grateful for the chance to get organised.