This week (though, its late being posted) we’re joined by Mordred. I thought I knew his story, but it seems I was wrong! Are you suffering from a little disaffection this week? Mordred might help you get through it.
I was of the belief that Mordred’s mother was Morgana, nor Morgause, but as the legends have changed over time (they start out as Mordred / Medraut being the son of Anna and her husband, King Lot, therefore making Mordred the nephew to King Arthur) and the story gets a little fuzzy with each telling, it’s not hard to work out the step change. It could be that television shows such as Merlin and Merlin (the one with Sam Neill) have a lot to answer for, but the one I remember most about who Mordred’s mother was, is this one: The Mists of Avalon (who can forget Anjelica Huston!)
So, Mordred has a colourful past and if he was rejected by his father, King Arthur, it’s enough to make anyone suffer disaffection. But sometimes, you can’t control what others feel for you: You can only control your own emotions. Yes, in an ideal world, every child would know their father, their father would care and love them in return but not everyone has that in their lives. It happens all over this country, and in many religions, creeds, colours and nationalities. There’s no one “set” type of person where the father doesn’t step up to the plate. To be honest, some mothers don’t either. I often say my grand-parents did more harm than good and if anything constructive came out of them having so many children, was that they showed my parents how not to parent their own children. My sister and I are better for it, though I have had a lot of disaffection towards them, for I do feel we missed out somewhere in the realms of love and affection.
So what of Mordred and his dark wisdom, his need for revenge, his internal anger? Is it constructive to have such feeling inside? Mordred would probably answer no. His life would have been so much better and different if those feelings were worked through and let go. However, his mother (be she Morgana or Morgause) didn’t allow him to let go of the anger and kept it festering on the back-burner. Look what happened! Father and son kill each other. How wasteful is that?
So, here’s my advice with this card for this week: Do as Mordred suggests, not as he did. What truth are you not facing up to? Are you wiser now than a year ago? (Oh, Rosh Hashanah to my Jewish friends!) Do you need good negotiation skills? Are you trapped; or are you too free?
Mordred has a lot of questions to ask of us this week, if you’re wanting to get rid of any disaffection. And whilst it is Rosh Hashanah, try some honey on an apple and have a sweet New Year and if not the year, try for the remainder of this week.