Today we have the hope of the Pole Star to journey through. Given the events in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday. Hope seems to be the order for the next few days.
The events in Boston on Monday the 15th came as a shock to most of the World. What was even more surprising was the speed at which the World found out. Yes, the news channels covered the events, however, I find the news depressing and soul-destroying (you hardly hear good news), so I never normally watch those channels. It was Twitter, Facebook and the art of social media that alerted most of the waking world to the events unfolding in that state, myself included.
Before that, I had already pulled the Pole Star card and the Resolution outcome card from 1000 Spreads and with that event unfolding, I knew part of what this card’s insight was and what this mid-week blog post was going to be about.
At the moment, the reason for the tragic events of Monday are not clear. There’s a lot of theory and not a lot of public fact but a heck of a lot of speculation and finger-pointing, which is not doing anyone any good.
The Pole Star reminds us that we have hope, we always have hope. It’s not always Hope as defined in Star Wars, it’s not always shiny and fluffy. As Amanda Donnelly pointed out in a post to her Tarot Group the other day, Hope is radical, crazy and doesn’t always appear as we wish it to be, neither is it shiny and sparkly.
However, with the events in Boston, there has to be hope. Hope for the healing of those injured. Hope to those families who have lost loved ones. Hope for Justice being served to the right people and that it’s not done as a knee-jerking reaction. Hope that the pain of the last few days lessens. Hope that our children grow up safely. In contrast in Iraq, 25 bombs went off on the same day, 66 people died: But the media do not report that. I’m not saying what happened in Boston isn’t terrible, it is. But so is the situation in other countries where fellow citizens care not a jot and blow others up. There’s hope for them too.
There has to be. That I feel, is the resolution: Hope.