Definition: To alter or modify; to become different; moving from one state to another, to alter the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to transform the countenance; to alter by substituting something else for, or by giving up for something else, e.g. to change one’s clothes, to change one's occupation, or to change one's intention.
When this card comes up, change is in the air. True, change is always in the air and life is always in a state of flux. We however, are creatures of habit and thrive on stability, routine, and ritual. These things help us make sense of our world; as such it is at times difficult to make the changes we need to bring more ease and harmony in our lives. This card suggests that an internal contemplation of change is best pursued, or perhaps it is time to pursue change outwardly and/or increase one’s actions towards change.
When we resist change by ignoring our inner promptings, clinging to that which we know, or blocking with fear, we cause more stress in our lives. This resistance may crystallize into such fixed patterns that only drastic external events can shatter them.
This card may also suggest external changes are afoot, requiring you to adapt and change for your well-being. Changes may be monumental – creating great ripples through your whole life – or they can be minor such as disruptions in routine or expectations needing to shift.
Notice how you move through changes. Do you resist and find yourself grumbling and complaining? Do you adapt quickly, finding quick solutions? Perhaps you invite change as though it was a welcomed breeze. Are you resisting a change that is calling you, or is it time to prepare for change?
One of my favorite Greek philosophers Heraclitus’s statements of truth follows us to this day, over 2500 years later: ”You can never step into the same river twice.” Some truths are universal, like the natural order of things whose mystery we are still discovering, and do not change.
Every week I shuffle and draw a card to write about and represent the week ahead. My only rule is that if I draw one that I have already written about, I draw another. In this way I am using the spirit of the cards themselves.
On the “eve of the Solstice” and concurrent lunar eclipse, I find the change card very propitious. This astrological configuration has not occurred in 400 years. It perhaps is a harbinger of change.
May we welcome change that brings in the light of truth
into all levels of our being and our world.
May we know the light of our own true nature.
May Peace and Joy be with you.
Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season.
© 2010 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski