It’s another gray, rainy, gloomy day here in the lower Hudson Valley. I decided to ask what I might learn from this grayness because we’ve had quite a bit of it lately. Using the Wildwood Tarot I drew the 5 of Stone. The card shows a child huddled in cave tending a fire – alone and isolated. Perhaps the child is engaged in a rite of passage; a vision quest. That can be an empowering and deeply spiritual experience but I don’t believe that aspects applies to my question today.
The card’s reversed nature suggests that the answer to my question is the opposite of this. Instead of isolation and solitude I need to reconnect with people. I need to reach out and communicate with friends and loved ones. It makes perfect sense because a rainy, grey, gloomy day is the perfect time to make a pot of tea and chat on the phone with someone. I may not be able to leave the house but that doesn’t mean I need to suffer in solitude.
On another level this card may be reminding me that being solitary allows me to focus within myself and find the answers I seek. I don’t need to leave house to engage in a spirit quest, I simply need to find a place in the house where I can carve out some alone time; some time to focus on me. Of course that can be easier said than done but I do think it’s important to do in order to keep my spiritual fires burning.