Fehu – wealth -Since late April, we’ve drawn Fehu in every position possible. It would seem the fates want us to be very focused on tending our resources, particularly having known how hard it can be when we don’t have them.
We’ve come through Fehu merkstave, which smacked our hands and told us to slow down, to clarify what really gets us through the good, bad, and everything between. Then came Fehu reversed, the poster child of hard work slipping through our fingers. Brightstave we can rest a little on learned thriftiness, having gained insight into when to scrape, indulge, and bless.
It’s really the latter of those that we’re focused on this week. We all know what it’s like to pull resources out of thin air, to need and not have, to fret what will come of our efforts, then to wonder when the surge of assets will stop. And we all know what we’re worth. Or do we?
Conventional wisdom says we learn who we really are in lean, if not desperate, times. Maybe, though I think otherwise. It’s easy to over-identify with lack, to adjust down to constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul. Harder than that is to allow good times. While we may learn gratitude from adversity, we come to know ourselves most deeply in times of plenty. It’s easy to feel distress. Allowing joy is a hardship of another kind. This sort of reckoning informs us of how well we recognize our own efforts, how we bless ourselves.
The crunch time has waned this week. For now, there’s no need to scrape and pinch, or to worry about pennies lost. Sit back and look across your kingdom.
You made that.
Enjoy it. Tend it, share it, and realize that when push comes to shove, you can manifest what you need, again.
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