My lovely friends,
I know there is a lot happening right now. There is a plethora of information, theories, opinions, worries, anxieties, fights, trials, etc., all begging for our attention. There are politics, people, careers, magic, art, creativity, and love to tend to. We must work out a way to find balance. Create a path that allows you to stay informed, prepared to fight when you are called, but also gives you the time to connect to why you care in the first place. We have to conserve our energy, while also keeping it aligned with our purpose, ready to defend our moral truths and rights. At the same time, we have to rest, to renew, to clear the unnecessary and keep our energy stores well stocked.
We also have to make time for loving one another. For our expression. For our magic. For our art. For our faith. For meditation. For cleansing. For self-care. For caring for others. These are the things that will fuel your fire, that will help you keep your energy stores at a functional, even powerful, level.
To create this alchemical concoction of balance, we need to spend some time with our friend Temperance, the angel of balance and synthesis. I don’t have a clear idea of what that looks like for you or even for myself. I know that there is a way, through careful consideration, to find compromise between all that is pulling at us. I know trying to remain grounded, balanced, and connected to your deeper purpose is a good place to start.
Temperance has yet to sink into the deeper wells of my understanding. I have yet to relate to it or conceptualize it in such a way that it becomes a solid part of my foundational wisdom. Readers, you know what I mean? Maybe balance and alchemy are something of a challenge for me. Compromise between extremes seems like an impossibility these days. It’s like balancing good and evil when I think it’s time for good, period.
Take care of yourselves. Tend to your internal flames. We will need them to burn long-term. Here is to hoping we have a good weekend!