Social Circles & the Cat’s Eye Tarot

     My three card draw for today:  Three of Wands, Wheel of Fortune, and The Hierophant from the Cat’s Eye Tarot by Debra M. Givin, DVM.

I took my queue for this reading from The Hierophant.

When this card appears, some aspect of group identification or your role within the community needs to be considered.  The Hierophant can represent the body of information that guides appropriate behavior within society.  (lwb)

This gave me pause to think about my different roles in groups, committees, and closer to home, my role in the family unit.  We may not realize the many roles of leadership and by example, we play on a day to day basis.  Responsibility comes with any role, whether it be cook and bottle washer, leader of a civic organization or axillary unit, the bread winner, or it’s just your turn to serve refreshments at this month’s card circle, everyone of these roles come with their own rules of conduct and accountability.  Sometimes these “rules” are just a matter of common courtesy, but that doesn’t make them any less important.

The Wheel of Fortune shows how by focusing on only the meal of mice, the second cat misses the opportunity the sparrows present.  The sparrows getting a lucky break, but very unlucky for the mice.  Focus here is the key, not luck per se.  If my focus isn’t where it should be, I will miss an opportunity that is right in front of me.  That, in my opinion, is not showing very good leadership skills.  I will need to broaden my point of view to encompass so much more.  Change is the only constant in this universe, and what has worked in the past are excellent examples of procedure, but may not be that effective today and need a broader view to adapt to our ever changing cultural perspectives.   The question is, do I want to be in that leadership position still and adapt to a new set of rules or is it time to pass it on?  I’d say it’s time to pass the torch to the next group of leaders.  This will insure better survivability of any organization or group.

With all that, the less experienced leaders will need some guidance.  They want to run before they learn to walk, which is good, as long as there is some supervision until they are ready to stand on their own.   Three of Wands:  Exploration of the unknown is required for youth to gain the skills from experience.    They have to get their feet wet sooner or later and if I have been a responsible example and continue to be, the better leaders in their own right, they will become.

Cat’s Eye Tarot published by U.S. Games Inc.