For my first fast of this accountability, I will fast until I lose 5 kg, minimum. I will go as long as I feel it is necessary.
I asked, "What is it that I need to be aware of right now? What do I need to know? What do I need to learn? What can I gain from this fast?"
The answer lies with The High Priestess, which is the card I drew.
Ruling planet: The Moon
Colors: aquamarine, torquoise, sea-shades of blue, black, and white
gemstones: aquamarine, labradorite
Here is what I learned about the High Priestess:
"Once you have an idea, you also have decisions to make. The High Priestess holds scrolls of arcane information in her arms. In addition, the moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see about a job possibility, an investment, love, career, family, etc. But you need some alone time, some quiet time to meditate and reflect.
This is what the card is all about. Seated between two pillars as between two choices, the High Priestess is not about making a decision so much as holding decision-making at bay while you take time to listen to your inner voice. She wants you to gain knowledge before you act: instinctual knowledge, supernatural knowledge, secret knowledge, self-knowledge.
The High Priestess, however, goes beyond even that for those who seek more. Behind her throne is the curtain that leads to the deepest, most esoteric knowledge; the pomegranates that decorate it remind us of Persephone, who was taken down into the land of the dead, ate its fruit and became the only goddess allowed to travel to and from that strange land. The High Priestess is our guide to all that is mysterious and mystical."
It is so fitting to draw the High Priestess as the first card in this new accountability journey! I'm so excited! I was surprised, but it makes sense. Having drawn her, I feel like I am on the right path for undertaking this accountability. She often shows up for me. To me, she represents the Gnostic Sophia. Why does she always show up for me? What am I meant to learn now? Why did she show up now, at this time? What secrets am I to find out?
I will think upon this as I fast. Fasting starts tomorrow morning at my morning weigh-in.