Back to the cards after another brief hiatus. Whenever I take a break and come back it’s with a bit of sheepishness that I haven’t done what I’ve said I would. These sorts of feelings can eat away at the rhythms of life. Sometimes we have to take breaks in order to attend to other priorities. My ways of discipline and commitment are not thrown aside when I stray. It’s like vacationing. We come back renewed, refreshed, and ready for the new. In preparation for pulling this week’s card, I smudged with sage and tobacco, grounded, and centered my energy. I invited the energy of my spirit guide, Graciella la Gitana to come and share in pulling the card. Together, our energies pulled-The Toreador.
Image: The image is that of a toreador in full dress standing in the middle of the ring. He is surrounded by crowds of people, anticipating, and cheering him on. The door to the bull pen has not been opened as yet but stands heavily closed in the background.
Words: Circling. Spiraling. Not to be outdone. Ready for the kill. Stealth, magnetism and power. Done for the effects of the audience. Done for their reactions and thirst for blood. Look to your own motives.
Read: It’s so interesting that the last card I pulled for this blog was exactly the same- The Toreador. Today I see that the toreador has an infinite amount of patience, focus, and concentration. There is so much at stake in the ring. The idea that the toreador’s life is at stake is one thing. Another is that toreadors put themselves in the middle of a blood thirsty sport. They have trained and practiced with extensive detail to discipline and movement. The idea of timing, distance, and target comes to mind. Go forward but do so with care. Ole!