My partner Steven and I were in Montréal for a few days. It was a welcome change of pace as we delighted in the architecture, food, and shopping. Our favourite B & B, Ruta Bagage, was a delicious nest.
I came back to news of the suicide of the father of my former sister-in-law and the death of my Uncle Doug. May their souls know peace and the root of all peace. May our families know peace and the root of all peace. Blessed Be.
Both of these deaths were of people from the generation before mine. It evokes questions from me to ask of the tarot.
1. What energies of the previous generation need to die away? Queen of Pentacles, upright. It would be helpful if the energies of well-ingrained abuse, expert money-grabbing, fixing the surface only, and earth-as-resource would die away.
2. How can we midwife this deathing process gracefully? Tower, reversed. By radically shifting our concepts of self, clearing out our own psychological debris, instigating behind-the-scenes reform, and surrendering to interior deconstruction.
3. What new potentials can emerge from this? 8 of Swords, reversed. Clear boundaries about what we will and will not listen to, a reduction in negative self-talk, philosophies rooted in deep personal priorities, and a willingness to be in the mystery of not needing to know.