There is nothing like a good tarot card reading, a pending move to a new state and a bizarrely disgusting election news cycle to get me to look at things in an altered way. An Agile Life encourages us to have frequent Retrospectives to review what is going well, what is blocking us and what we can do differently.
I view tarot cards as a mirror to the heart and soul and they often reflect thoughts and notions back to us in a new light.
Below is a story about the Judgement Card, taken from the website Aeclectic Tarot“.
“There is no way to leave the past behind,” The Angel observes. “Each step wears down the shoe just a bit, and so shapes the next step you take, and the next and the next. Your past is always under your feet. You cannot hide from it, run from it, or rid yourself of it. But you can call it up, and come to terms with it. Are you willing to do that?
The Angel hands the Fool a small trumpet. The Fool is hesitant, but he knows that the Angel is right. There are certain memories he has a hard time looking back on as they make him feel guilty, ashamed, angry. He knows that he’s never come to terms with what happened and he must if he wants to make that final transition.”
Here are some retrospective thoughts and questions based my drawing of the Judgement Card last night:
Are we able to resurrect the past, forgive it and let it go?
Do we need to start something we’ve been putting off or have the courage to finally end something that isn’t good for us?
Is it time to move on?
As I bask in the glorious autumn weather of Colorado and watch the leaves turn to orange, yellow and red, I remember that they will all fall to the ground soon, dead but nurturing to the soil below. I also have faith that the leaves will be reborn in the spring as the seasons continue to roll by.
I have hope that after the cold winter, there will be a better, brighter season but in the mean time…
It’s time forgive and move on to more important things.