Thursday, December 05, 2013

Balance and the Two of Pents

Juggling everything is impossible. Especially at this time of year!
Unless you're one of those people who can keep a dozen plates spinning atop sticks while tossing around roaring chainsaws, as you sing one of the arias from Handel's Messiah and roll out cookie dough.

I'm more the holding-a-plate-in-one-hand-and-a-mug-of-tea-in-the-other kind of person.
Tea Tarot

Balance. We all need it. We all strive for it. Sometimes we achieve it. But most of the time we're involved in a balancing act, teetering between too much of this and not enough of that.

Nature is great at balance. Wandering around this past August, camera in hand,
I found myself drawn to pairs of things hanging from trees.

Like these little keys.

                       And these apples.

Their human-built equivalents, keeping us on our toes and off our derrieres!
Bohemian Gothic Tarot

The Two of Pentacles encourages us to find the balance.
Sometimes we need to juggle.

Or take it one cautious step at a time

Or pause to grease the squeaky wheel.
Gaian Tarot

And then there are times when you just have to give up, throw your hands up, and crack up.
Some days you're the straight man, some days you're the Fool!
The Golden Age of Hollywood