Tarot Card of the Day
2 of Coins (Deck: Tarot of the Divine by Yoshi Yoshitani)
The 2 of Coins is about having balance in our lives. We all have many conflicting aspects to our lives that need our attention. Spending too much time on one thing knocks us off balance. When we’re off balance, our mind and body don’t function as well as they should and we become unhappy with our lives. Most people spend the majority of their waking hours working at their employment. This needs to be balanced with self-care, recreation, social time, and rest during your time off, or you will be dissatisfied with your life, even if you’re successful in your work.
The story that goes with today’s card, Rhpisunt, is from the Haida Mythology of the Pacific Northwest. A young woman walking in the forest trips on bear dung and curses bears in general. A nearby bear decides to punish her and turns into a human man and seduces her. She becomes his wife and stays with him and they have 2 baby boys who can shapeshift between human and bear. But her brothers miss her and search for her until they find the bear she had married and kill him. She returns to the human village with her boys, but they are never comfortable there and go back to the mountain woods as bears when she dies years later.
We need to find balance between the human and “bear” sides of ourselves. Our surface self and our shadow self. Only when we acknowledge and process our shadow self can we truly be a fulfilled being. Our shadow self is a part of us and begs to be nurtured and taken care of. Spend time with the various aspects of your life and become a balanced person for optimum happiness and contentment.