I challenge I’ve had recently is that my creativity has been blocked. I’ve not been writing as much as I would like nor in the way I would like. I’ve set my goals, but see them slipping. This makes for a grumpy magician. I’ve tried to think my way around the cards and tried to instill certain disciplines. None of those seemed to work.
So, I did what I should have done in the first place. I consulted my cards and they quickly showed me the error of my ways. The first card, Four of Disks/Power shows what blocks me. Myself, of course. The second card, Princess of Cups, shows what frees me.
The four of disks may be Power, but if it’s power held too tightly and acts as too much of a fortress, it prevents creativity, inspiration, and spontaneity from entering the picture. It is a foundation and a stronghold, but the rules we build for ourselves to construct us constrict the flow of fluid, breathing creativity.
The Princess of Cups remedies this by adding life and movement and a spirit that is regal in it’s expression. The swan she chases is a symbol for Om, the eternal process of creation and becoming in the moment. She is a dance and a poem. Chase that poem through the depths of her oceans and rivers. She creates in order to create, and not to fulfill some pre-conceived blueprint.
In the end, the answer is to open myself to the things that I love and that transform me and in that transformation find my creative reality. Find my creativity. Creation creates the moment, rather than moment building creation.