I made some time last night to do a couple of readings on my work situation, shown here with the Burning Serpent Oracle (Pollack & Place, 2014). For the first, I asked what would help me moving forward with my book:
Whips (repetition), Tree (duration, body-mind-spirit), Man (logic, active): Firstly, I see this saying that I have to accept that repeated delays are only logical at the moment. If I don't stress about that, I am more likely to be able to be productive when I do get the chance to work on this. I like the way the different seasons shown on the Flaming Tree highlight the "duration" reading of the tree :) Secondly, it suggests actively doing something repetitive to link body, mind and spirit - so, another ritual or daily meditation seems to be in order for this…
The second pull was asking about how to approach someone who said they might have a workshop opportunity for me next Spring:
Garden (public), Child (open, new), Heart (emotion, care): This suggests being open about my feelings about this opportunity. I really want to do this, it's something I care about, so I should publicly and openly say so. It also intimates that this could open up a new audience for me, who share my love of this subject :)
Finally, I asked about running my own workshops next year:
Clover (synchronicity, luck, small), Garden, Sun (success): Looks like it's a propitious time to try these. It also suggests that even small audiences should be considered a success. I've always felt that way, in any case. Touching just one person is worthwhile, and looking to the bigger picture, word of mouth spreads little by little…
I like how the Garden came up in both readings about workshops, as these are public events. A reminder of the joys of getting out amongst others, given how much time I spend at home with the kids at the moment!