Today we have the Seven of Bows come out and join us. I love this card, it’s always a good card for clearing out and tidying up and boy, do I so need to do that today.
As you can see from the image, there are new bows and an old bow, something from which to model the new bows upon. They won’t be exactly the same, but they’ll be close. The question is, what to do with the rubbish, the branches that you don’t use from the Yew tree? (That larger tree is the Yew tree. It’s ancient and is used to make the bows and arrows)
The answer lies in the background: you burn them, return them to the earth. Of course, in modern times, you would probably shred it all up and compost it, rather than burn it. But either way works.
The old bow on the ground is unstrung, dormant. For now. The axe lies in a resting position, carefully placed against a rock.
This to me feels like a hard job well done. It’s good to clear things away and tidy up. I love gardening but it has been far too cold to go out and do any chores just now. However, I can see the daffodils poking their heads up through the soil, the snow drops and cyclamen too.
Now I feel is nearly time for a spring clean. The Bows are placed on the Wheel of the Year at Beltane, the warmest part of the year. And while we might still be a good few months away from that, I am looking forward to it all warming up. It need not be too hot, just, something of a pleasant temperature for now will do, thank you Mama Gia!
What are you waiting for? Is there a special event you’re hankering after, or something to celebrate? While you’re at it, have a clear out, get ready for it however you choose to do it.