Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Wheel of Fortune - Change

 Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion, change is the topic of the day, which was confirmed for me by The Wheel of Fortune, the card I drew this morning.

 We all wish and hope for positive change, however it comes in all forms, be it positive or negative. Depending on how we embrace change, and our attitude determines the outcome. We choose to either react or respond, depending on how we feel or perceive this change.

I am not one to believe in luck or superstition, but I do believe in synchronicity, and that things develop and unfold the way they are meant to, as a matter of faith. The Wheel of Fortune works within the mysterious workings of the unconscious, and the intelligent movement of the hidden Self, bringing a new phases in life.

I definitely am feeling I have reached a new phase as of late. I pray that I can be ready, open to, and embrace change with willingness, and responsibility.

    " The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not of fighting the old, but on building on the new. "
                                                                                                   - Socrates

I found this just now, a quote from Joseph Campbell, and thought it was very appropriate for this post on the Wheel of Fortune on the topic of change.

“We must be willing to get rid of
the life we’ve planned, so as to have
the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed
before the new one can come.

If we fix on the old, we get stuck.
When we hang onto any form,
we are in danger of putrefaction.
Hell is life drying up.”

Excerpt from A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living


Neopagan Priestess said...

Great quotes, Catherine. As for things unfolding in the way they are meant to, I have faith in that, too. Things happen as they do, and we should not waste time on regret. We can only live the way we have, and keep making the best choices we can in the moment :)

Ellen said...

A beautiful set of quotes Catherine! Yes there is a fine line between fate and faith. I too don't believe in a future set in stone which seems contradictory with believing things are meant to be and yet it feel so different
Maybe it is faith which guides us to find the gift in each change we encounter so we can say in hindsight: it was for the best or it was meant to be.

Unknown said...

Thank you NP.
The other aspect of things unfolding the way they are meant to be, many things that happen really suck, not to be glossed over, saying oh, God meant it to be that way...nope don't believe that, it's just life.

Unknown said...

Thank you Ellen. I love the Joseph Campbell one. Echoing what I responded to NP. Things that happen in life can really suck, but you know, and not to minimize what happens to us, there is always another who has struggles that are far worse and often somehow overcome.

thesycamoretree said...

I agree with Ellen and Kerry - love the Campbell and Socrates quotes! If I could remember to look back at the changes that have happened, I might not be so afraid of the change in the present. I would see that some of them I survived and grew stronger from and others turned out to be an unexpected pleasant surprise. :)