Today on Shrove Tuesday, we have the King of Arrows coming out to join us. His swiftness and blue darting form will no doubt pass us by today if we’re not careful. His directness might also hit you right between the eyes and knock you out, similar to what he does with the fish he catches.
So, what does the Kingfisher say to you? These days, in the countryside of Great Britain, he’s a hard character to spot. Thankfully, there does seem to be a small comeback occurring, which is encouraging and good news. It makes me smile to think that these wonderful little birds are still going, despite what we humans have done to the planet.
I find him very direct in character, single minded, determined but strikingly, naturally, beautiful. Perhaps that is the key for today, to be honest and in turn, be natural and true to yourself, whatever environment you happen to find yourself in. Mark and John place the Kingfisher between Imbolc and the Spring Equinox: basically right at this particular point of the year. So, it’s Kingfisher time!
What does that mean, exactly? Well, the book suggests a few things in the reading points.
You may need to exercise judgement, power, force of will. The king is impartial and helps you see clearly what you no longer need to hold onto. Use your strength to cut yourself free of what weighs you down.
I shall ponder that while I go and make some more mini pancakes for the little one, get these decks posted and see what else is out there today. Enjoy!