As the news breaks this morning about the death hours ago of musical genius and icon Prince, the Star appears to remind us that life continues and flows into, around, and beyond even the stars themselves. We are all here, alive in this plane of existence, for a measured amount of time, and none of us knows when or how we’ll leave. Follow your light as best you can, and rage if you must but remember to not take your fire out on others. Be judicious in your dealings with others, especially in business affairs, and keep your emotional reality under good control as much as you can. Be guided by the cooler influence of the mind today. Think things through.
Today’s draw is a sort of stepping-back to look at what has come in recently to see what has been less helpful than you’d hoped. What needs to go, even if it’s only been around for a short time? Relax, breathe, and trust your instincts about where you’re headed. It’s ok to keep making changes on the fly — we all do it every day. It’s just that some of those decisions need to be more visible, more conscious, than others. And it’s ok to be confused about what you’re doing. Again, that’s true for a lot of people. Hell, we’re all pretty much just winging it as best we can. But don’t let confusion stop you. Don’t let yourself get stuck fiddling with the compass or staring at the map trying to figure out what to do next. Just start moving. If you find out later that you’re going the wrong way, that’s fine. You’ll just turn around and go another way. But get moving, and watch the signs as you go.
Today we are called on to let our passions for what we’ve loved most all this time drive us, and we’re challenged to go for it as fully as we can. The energy is well-suited for developing ideas and dreams, and if it feels a little bit like you’ve “drunk the Kool-aid,” so be it. You know what’s best for you better than anyone else, and no one but you can say what will make you happy. Trust your inner guidance, and when you go for it, let the chips fall where they may. Stop trying to control outcomes — it only slows you down, and frankly things are going to be as they will be despite your best efforts, so stop wasting time and energy. Do your thing, and go for it.
This card’s title is breathtakingly awesome: “Mother of Fire.” I mean, who wouldn’t want to be the mother of FIRE? Or maybe that’s just me. 😀 But what matters about this is that the only way to proceed is through a process of purification and regeneration. Every seven years or so, or so we’ve all heard, the body renews itself. Old cells die and new cells are born, shuffling off the old and bringing in the new. (I’m actually not sure if that’s the entirety of the biological process, but you get the idea.) The bottom line here is that it’s time to be reborn, and the only way to do that is to allow a purification and renewal process to happen. Open that door, and walk through whatever’s on the other side, and be reborn.