Tarot for Lent: Ash Wednesday

In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” ...Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 
~Matthew 3:1-2,4

On this Ash Wednesday, we hear John the Baptist, the straight-talking Chariot, reminding us: From dust you have come, and to dust you shall return. Like the swords perched above the lamb on the Four of Swords, those words may seem menacing. But you can channel that lamb's inner peace...

Remember where you came from. Like the tree on the Six of Cups, your ashy roots are also contain the rainbow of Divine Love. Live inside that love now as you (repent of your inaction) turn your face toward justice, (believe in the good news) envision a better world, and act with kindness to manifest it.

This life is a fleeting, magical, liminal space between two eternal ashy existences. In it, you’re alive like Temperance, the alchemist called to join the apparent opposites of nothingness and infinity, cocreating reality moment by moment together with All That Is.

Beloved, may you know today, in all of this, that t
he kingdom of heaven has indeed drawn near.

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