Wednesday 7 October 2020

4 Deer (Hand, Grasp)

 [Wednesday 7 October 2020]

Today, open your proverbial palm and see what you are holding.

Photo-collage of Laurence
by the fabulously talented Kit Yeung
Photo credit: Kit Yeung

Anything that we desire too strongly would not actually satisfy us or make us happy. Grasping brings anxiety and inner torment; in the extreme, grasping creates hell and the hellish moments of life.

Illustration of the structure of Hell
according to Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.
By Sandro Botticelli (c. 1485).
According to Carl Gustav Jung,
hell represents, among every culture,
the disturbing aspect of the collective unconscious
Image via Wikipedia

Happiness is the true acknowledgement of what we have. Having-ness is a joy.

The Deer is powerful yet graceful and somewhat elusive. The refined consciousness of Deer requires both male and female aspects of our psyche. Embody the grace, stillness and silence of the Deer.

Spirit of the Forest
by Zariel Charoitite
Image from here

Today – being a 4 Day and therefore a foundation day, as well as being Deer/Hand/Grasp – is a day to seize the moment, to develop ideas or plans and to go the next step, without necessarily knowing the outcome. Take the next step then leave it at that for now.

Hold something, without grasping; exercise some control; achieve something, then let go.

Do not overrun...

'Deer: King of Hearts'
Uncredited image
found on Pinterest

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