What is the energy of The Magician?
The Major Arcana is often referred to as "The Fool's Journey". I think this journey is different for everyone, but the one thing that's the same is that each card builds on the last.
Taking the first steps. Recognizing and understanding you have the power to transform. Tapping into your past experiences and inner wisdom to bring things to life in creative and open ways. Taking a dream and combining it with intentional action and focus.
I love to garden. I don’t know if it’s because it was passed down from generation to generation in my mother’s family or if it developed on its own. Some of my first memories in life are of gardens, garden centers and gardening. There’s just something about putting your hands in the dirt, plunging into mother earth and placing a seed full of potential in the ground. My husband laughs at how thrilled I am when something comes up and you’ll often find me talking to my plants and naming them.
One of the things I have learned in gardening is that you’re never guaranteed a plant from a seed. You can plant the seed and then a million other factors affect the ability of that seed to thrive. Every place I’ve lived has required a completely different approach to getting that seed to bloom. In Minnesota, things grew easily. We had super black dirt, rain, warm summers, and a perfect amount of sun. You plant something in Minnesota and it will grow—as long as you do it in between frosts.
Then there’s Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They have long, beautiful summers with gorgeous spring and fall seasons. Perfect for a little extended growing. The dirt was rocky though, so we had to build beds for the garden. Things grew beautifully in the beds. Everything was so lush. We would see vegetables come on and start to grow in huge amounts. But we never were able to harvest much. It would just disappear. It tooks us MONTHS to figure out what was happening. It almost looked like someone had snipped the veggies off right as they were almost ripe. It was baffling...
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