Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The quint of today’s reading works out to 27/9 The Hermit. This gives us a contemplative focus for the day. However, odd numbers are ‘yang’ and The Hermit is also the teacher archetype, so what we contemplate early this morning, we may go out and share with the world later on today, holding that lantern high and allowing our light to shine.
As you can see here in the cards, there is a lot of forward movement (The Chariot) and a mix of things happening quickly (8 of Wands) and waiting patiently for other things to come to fruition (Knight of Pentacles). Bringing all of this into the light of the Hermit’s lantern, we can see clearly that today is a very good day for setting goals and making long- and short-term plans for the year ahead.
We can also expect things to unfold rapidly but portions of a project perhaps taking longer than expected so a healthy portion of patience will be helpful.
Pace yourself. You may find yourself stopping and starting a bit but if you economise, you won’t run out of fuel. Trust that things that can’t be completed today are moving in the direction of successful completion.