Monday, August 28, 2017

Short-Eared Owl: Opportunity

This is my fourth of six owl-related Tarot spreads.

For those who aren't familiar with the elements, when we read Tarot cards, sometimes we correspond the four elements to the situation, for example:

Earth symbolizes the home, the physical and what you can see in front of you.

Air symbolizes the intellect, thought and ideas.

Fire symbolizes passion, the spirit and taking action.

Water symbolizes love, emotions and the heart.

Of course, the elements have so many more meanings, but these are the basics. So if my first question asks what opportunities have you missed? And I draw a card that has a water symbol, maybe the card is telling me I missed something that would have really felt loving and warm. It's up to me to think about this, and if I want to, make a change so that I try not to miss out on something that could have brought even more love into my life. Everything is open to self-interpretation of course, but this is basically how I read the cards for myself - they are learning tools for self-improvement.

I think that being more open to opportunities takes not only an open mind, but confidence as well. I always use the cheese making as an example but when I started and ran into so many hurdles...I could have closed my mind and said "not worth it." But I kept my mind open and Alex helped with my confidence building...and look at me now! I would have really missed the opportunity of creating, accomplishing and (soon!) tasting all of these wonderful cheeses that I MADE. :))

This is a very good subject to ponder. We never want any regrets in life, big or small. We can't control what life throws at us, but we can control how we react and how we take action with what we've been gifted with! Seize the day, as they say! :)


Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It's always great to grab those opportunities and not have regrets later on. And it looks like you've got some fire in you! That cheese making requires not only determination but passion.

Rain said...

Hi Martha :) Well, I learned the hard way by ignoring some good opportunities mainly out of indecision. I don't want to have any more regrets, big or small!