the air was very crisp and the sky was very clear when i walked the puppies this morning. i noticed orion first, just above me, and then i noticed how brightly the morning star was shining, so low in the eastern sky, it seemed about to touch the edge of the indigo horizon. it was still too early for even the faintest hint of dawn.
in the tarot, The Star is the seventeenth in the major arcana, and for me, it means endless possibility and bright shining hope. it's an optimistic card, one i am generally glad to see in readings for myself and others.
on the other hand, in Christian mythology, Lucifer is identified with the Morning Star.... before he fell, of course. in the tarot, the Devil is all that we fear.
the air smelled like pine cones, the puppies woofed and snorted at the underbrush, reluctant to come in, even for breakfast. i stood and thought about how to work with both these energies in the coming week.
then i noticed orion again, just above my shoulder.
and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.