For this months shadow card, we find ourselves working with the Hierophant, being represented by the Teaching card from the Snowland Tarot.
In this particular card, we see an owl standing before an open book resting on a tree stump.His audience of forest animals seems attentive as he shares his wisdom while the snow gently falls around them.
Pagans are human too. Sometimes I have to remind myself of this. The latest kerfuffle in the wider Pagan community leaves me surprised and yet not surprised all at the same time. I like to think that Pagans, as a group, are better than this but obviously we are not.
When a person, prominent in another religion, leaves that religion to become Pagan, do you cheer? Do you proclaim it loudly from your blog, twitter or other social media outlets? Do you feel satisfaction? Do you cheer them on because obviously they made the right choice? Do you discuss it continually, stewing over it, celebrating it, etc? I don’t and I hope you don’t either. Such changes are hard enough without the hype of unknown others.