TWO OF PENTACLES
Doesn’t this guy look a bit like Daniel Day-Lewis in the Gangs of New York movie? Or maybe a bit like Waldorf Astor or Charles Dickens or the painter Van Dyke?
He’s a showy type, juggling for the crowds. I’ve been a bit frazzled so came to the conclusion that I’d been juggling too many balls in the air for too long. I have thus been reading and having afternoon naps but not much else. The gentle art of balance comes to mind, of keeping composure.
She has a notation in the book about the reversed aspect of this which impressed me. Are you feeling crushed by the feeling of having to stay on top of everything, and the doubt that you can? Well, maybe you don’t have to—neglecting parts of your life is not a good thing.
So this idea of balancing by neglecting one part and being uber-attentive to another, and then rushing back to the first part and concentrating on it for a while and then scrabbling back the other way is NOT the way to go. You need to encompass the whole, give equal attention to things during the day. A more practical routine of attention makes sense while juggling in life.
This guy seems to find it doable.