Today is the last day of the snowiest February on record, on the cusp of March. The Siberian Express is still running, and you don’t have to be a meteorologist to predict a late, chilly Spring and a cool Summer. At least people who wilt in the heat will enjoy fresh breezes in July.
The II of Wands is a card of enterprise and confidence. From Sally Gearhart and Susan Rennie, ‘A Feminist Tarot’-
A privileged woman with the power that position and expertise bestow upon her. The cold patriarchal mountains are not far away but neither is the water of emotionality. Both roses of desire and lilies of pure thought are common decorations in her home. She has the courage and confidence which come from learning and achieved status.
Audre Lorde said, ‘The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.’ A wise warning to all of us who work within a tilted and flawed system. On the other hand, you must use the tools you have.
Mahaghosananda said, ‘step by step’.
As we prepare for tomorrow’s snowstorm it almost requires an act of faith to believe that we’ll soon be walking barefoot in the sun on the very same ground that today is buried under piles of frozen white. But that’s how Spring happens, advance and retreat, step by step.