Walls, Changes & Journeys

4 of Red Phoenix, Feng Shui Tarot, U.S. Games, 2001Today’s card is from a new-to-me deck. It’s a really interesting interpretation of this card that is traditionally about regret. I see this one as tackling this from a different side.

Instead of someone looking at cups they’ve lost, this pretty red phoenix (which seems to resemble the Chinese Golden Pheasant) looks up and out. There’s this huge wall way out in front of him. Can he make it over? What if he does make it over? Can he make it back?

That’s a question I ask myself sometimes. If I make these changes, will it change me so much that I can never return?


In any good story (and all of us are living the stories of our lives), the hero changes irrevocably. S/he can’t return to their Ordinary World as the person they were when they left. Harry Potter is a wizard now. He’ll never comfortably be that abused boy living under the stairs slaving away for his uncaring relatives.

What are your walls? What are your far horizons? What are the changes you are working on? How will they change you? Focus on the fact that the changes will make you stronger. You are working towards building yourself up–tearing down habits that no longer work for you.

Time to test your wings, darlings. Time to show the world the bright, shiny, new you.

And remember, all that gets to change tomorrow because once you get to the new world/new you, it becomes the Ordinary World for your next hero’s journey. And that’s all very very good.

I’m here to support you on your journey. Thanks for being here to support me on mine.

Four of Red Phoenix (Cups), Feng Shui Tarot, U.S. Games 2001 (Available)

Slapdowns, Nerves & Maps

So why am I nattering on about the 10 of Earth and the 9 of Fire so much? Well, you see…I’ve done something a bit crazy. I’ve joined with two other people to rent an office. It’s actually something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time but have never taken that Fool’s Leap. The Universe is delivering some unexpected blessings, that’s for sure.

What do I need to know about for tonight?

This was my focus. I tried to focus on what do I need to know for the day, but since I’m at work for eight hours, I pretty much know what the deal will be here. I don’t know what I need to focus on for this evening.

Why am I so interested in this evening? It’s my first Continue reading “Slapdowns, Nerves & Maps”