FLEETING BEAUTY: Cherish the moments of beauty in your life. This card beseeches you to look around you and to acknowledge the rare beauty of life, the glory of daylight, the sweetness of the everyday moments that are the gifts the Universe gives to us all each day. There is a divine beauty that is fleeting and brief, but its very short life reminds you to seize every moment of loveliness every day, and to know that you are a part of the great cycles of the planet. So, open up to the divinity, savor the moments, cherish them, and most of all notice them. Make time for experiences in your life and grow the appreciation you have within your life.
It is not as simple as saying “being grateful”. We must first notice the beauty around us, see the beauty that is within us, too, and to cherish it, no matter how brief and bright the gift burns. Find the pleasure in things that are temporary, and do not lament their passing so hard that you are robbed of the joy of their presence. Find something in your life that is brief, that is temporary, that will not endure, as other things do. And savor it, for it is a rare and precious beauty for its rarity. Glory in the pleasures of this moment, those that lie within you, those that dwell outside of you, and know that all will return again and can be rediscovered within memory and the sanctity of reverent experience.
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FOXFIRE: At this moment, there is confusion over which direction to take. There are decisions which need to be made, but at this stage, there is no sense that one way will be the “right” way. Amidst all this inertia and inability to choose comes this Kitsune, wielding with it the luminous power of Foxfire. With this magical flame, worries and concerns can be burned away, and the dark road ahead, upon which you have been stumbling, falling, hurting yourself, and becoming lost, will now be lit with the bright fire. This Kitsune knows you have been lost and will take you forward with a long, bright chain of fire, stretching into the distance. But first, like the fox, you must find your courage, and begin to walk forward into the fire around you. In this way, there will be no flame that can burn you. There will be no harm or regret, but simply the act of movement in the direction of the flame, which will provide you with all you need to know at this time.
Let yourself see, clearly, the flames dancing and the road they dance upon. See, clearly, that movement itself will save you from despair which has led to the sense of futility and loss. And know that this Kitsune’s role is to help you now, and to see you through till that clear path is fully opened and bright, and you can find your way on your own, once again. And with that ability, your passion and desire for life, your daily rejoicing in simply being here, will return, too. The negativity will be burned away until all that remains is the hope and the courage and the passion, once again. Trust the fires of the fox. And begin to step into the bright heart of the flame.