Susanna Bauer‘s art work looks like the divine baby of Andy Goldworthy’s pieces and your great grandmothers doilies. She creates by combining a delicate process with a delicate item.
I am drawn to her work, because I have been thinking about this time in the Northeast. Her art portrays how I feel about the moments between the end of fall and the beginning of winter – when the word cozy starts begin said and felt. Where the days are a bit grey and the color palette has changed to shades of brown, grey and black. The temperature is cold enough that you need a scarf, possibly a hat, but not gloves.
I miss walking in the blustery winds of the end of autumn. Breathing in that cool moist air, having a race with the leaves whirling down the sidewalk, and hearing the final flock of geese flying over. And then the moments I miss the most – getting home and getting tea, a book and a blanket to sit by the window watching the last brown leaves being pulled away from their branches. Cozy.
P.S. Please – Go to her site to really see the detail of her artwork. Remember, signs with * it’s a big week for you. I have a new reading the Planetary Spread for you all to check out.
Aries – Nine of Swords
The Nine of Swords’ lessons are around how we deal with worry. This week is full of useless worry. Worry in its best form helps us solve problems and avoid danger. The first thing you need to do this week with your fretting is decipher if you actually can control any part of this situation. Then, control the things you can and let the rest go.
Taurus – Ace of Cups
Love, Love , Love. It is really all you need this week. The Ace of Cups only challenge is to seed some of your love into your environment and other people. Smile at everyone this week, and as your heart opens so does your opportunities.
Gemini – Four of Pentacles
The Four of Pentacles points out the places where you feel the need to save. To save your time, to save your money, to save space. The challenge with this card is being so concerned with saving that you forget that time moves on without you, you can’t take your money with you, or allowing someone into your personal space well makes you more personable. Be aware that saving for the future can have you not experiencing the present.
Cancer – Seven of Wands
The Seven of Wands is about perseverance. This week don’t back down on what you believe or know that is right for you. The challenge this week is to stand your ground.
Leo – Ace of Swords
Ok, now you can make the decisions you have hopefully held off making the past two weeks. The Ace of Swords’ only challenge is to wield your decision making for the good. On the more practical side with this card, be careful with sharp pointy things this week. No running with scissors.
Virgo – King of Wands
This is big picture week with the King of Wands. This King wants you to broaden your vision and make sure your understand all the consequences of your actions. The challenge is that your heart and ideas are in the right place, but make sure the people around you are in agreement with what you want to do for the collective. There is a fine line between helping people and driving their life for them.
Libra – Nine of Pentacles
Two weeks ago the Emperor challenged you to make the world a better place to live and work. Then last week the Fool wanted you to enjoy the world you created. This week the Nine of Pentacles continues that theme of joy. The only challenge with this card is realizing that it is not actually the rush of happiness you want, but the steadiness of contentment that you are building.
*Scorpio – Magician
The Magician is your card for the coming year. This is a card of doing, creating, and experimenting. The Magician raise one hand up to the divine pulling power down to manifest things on earth. This coming year you need to experiment, try new things, make mistakes, and go down rabbit holes just for fun. He is pushing you to use all that the knowledge and skills that you have gain so far to create something new. Think like Tesla and AG Bell.
Sagittarius – Knight of Wands
Get on your mode of transportation and ride out into nature. The Knight of Wands challenges you to reconnect with nature. Go out into the woods, beach, mountains, desert or even your local park (if you can get far enough away from people.) Look around, smell the air, listen to the denizen of the wild, take off your shoes and feel the earth with your toes. Your soul is craving the great outdoors, and this knight has things to share that only can be seen when you dance with Mother Nature.
Capricorn – Seven of Pentacles
Two weeks ago, the Empress challenged you to practice your new emotional intelligence, and then the Magician dared you to create through experimentation. The Seven of Pentacles continues this work but with less urgency. The Seven of Pentacles challenges you to collect the harvest from the work you have been doing this past month.
*Aquarius – Devil
Wow, another big card. Two weeks ago the Magician challenged you to not shy away from your mistakes. Then Justice wanted you to continue experimenting but also have faith that the results will come in time. Now the Devil is adding that though you have made gains in figuring out what has been bugging you this past month, there is still more work to do. You are not free from your chains. You all are working on what you want to do in the future. The challenge with Devil is to unchain yourself from the illusions of fear, obsessions or insecurities.
Pisces – Three of Cups
The Three of Cups wants to remind you that friendship and community are big pieces of the happiness puzzle for you. Your challenge this week hang out with friends.
May light be on you, around you, and within you