The Daily Deskhenge:
Poor St. Francis (on the left). He looks like Biker-Jesus who is hearing the Word of the Lord (that is to say, the brownie just kicked in) from a dove while wearing a snuggie. Sigh. Regardless of goofy artistry, St. Francis is the one we usually consider when needing prayers for our animal companions. He is the one who speaks “human” for them, because they cannot speak for themselves. And now, with summer going full blast, it’s important to pay attention to our animals; and this brings up an interesting side-idea: does St. Francis represent all animals, or only domesticated ones? I’m not sure, but I’ve always thought of him as being a champion for the animals/creatures that interact most with humans. Hmm. Interesting. Anyway, let’s say that he’s calling us to be aware of our animal companions, and use this opportunity to check in with how we treat them. It could also be a call to pay attention to the messages we’re getting about them, or from animal totems/spirits.
The other cards indicate a more difficult human challenge: managing ourselves, our concerns, our new projects and ideas as we go through our lives. We’ve started on the path of whatever our new idea is, and we’re quite literally juggling them into the pre-established process we’ve got set up with everything else in our lives. Our ships are at sea, we’ve sent out our programs or our messengers, and now we create and manifest for all we’re worth while we wait for them to come back in. How do you handle your creativity in “waiting” mode? The moon is currently in Capricorn, which is an Earth sign that’s also very changeable and active, so we have the elements of both being rooted in where you are and acting to change and create something new. The astrological Fifth House is the house of creativity and Life Force, perhaps the home of the animal self, of sexuality, creative energy, entertainment and fun.
So let loose a little bit. Get Biker Jesus to kick down one of those brownies. You’ve put your plans in motion, and you’re already working hard to keep them going. So maybe it’s time to take a message from our animal friends and play, nap, chase cars (ok, no, don’t do that), and not worry about things for awhile.