I had a job interview yesterday and I was pretty wound up about it, so I pulled a card for it. I was sure I was going to get The Fool, because my life is 100% Fool right now. 100%, y’all!
Instead I got the Two of Stones (picture below), and felt a little dizzy because it was too real.
“Prepare for a gush of changes. Ground yourself without becoming stuck. Move, glide, dance, and spin from your core.” ~Slow Holler Tarot
This Two is all about balancing, about finding a space of quiet equilibrium in a fluid situation that feels a little bit dangerous. Like you climbed up really high and now you are looking down and wondering what the fuck you’re supposed to do now and you’re perfectly balanced between exhilaration and oh shit, and like, there you are.
“The Two of Stones asks you the channel the grounded, stable energy of the Ace and apply it to situations that may be highly dynamic or unstable.” ~Slow Holler Tarot
Two weeks ago, my grandmother died. I got the news in a text, about five seconds after I got a heart-fluttery text from someone I love, and I was like, this is life. This is what it is: balancing between love and death and sweetness and grief. The space of groundedness is being able to accept that and to be here for it, even when it feels like it’s going to crush you--it's knowing you'll be able to put yourself back together if (when) you break.
I pulled two more cards face up:
The Ace of Stones, a big plinth of heavy stone surrounded by water, aka Feelings, to remind me of what it feels like to be grounded in the midst of it all.
And The Fool, for being at the beginning of a new stage, for courage in a space of ambiguity and fluidity and uncertainty, and for leaping, because now you know the truth: you were never fragile.
“It’s okay that you aren’t prepared; you’re ready. Go!” ~Tiny Lantern Tarot
Slow Holler Tarot