Memoirs Of A Porcupine*

Wake up at 7.30am and catch the end of Stan’s match. He beats Medvedev in five sets. At eight o’clock Rafa and Nick Kyrgios come on. It’s a tense match but Rafa squeaks through in four sets.

Go for a walk in the sunshine 🌞.

Today’s card is Libra ♎️ from my Minchiate Etruria deck. This deck has 97 cards which include 41 Major Arcana – 21 Triumphs somewhat similar to the usual Major Arcana and 12 Zodiac Signs , 4 Elements and 4 Theological Virtues.

So in Libra ♎️ we can see the scales ⚖️ and a Wolf 🐺 balances on top of them. In front there is a large porcupine. Porcupine is a fire 🔥 symbol and is connected with the sun 🌞 and its energies. A warrior spirit, porcupine operates out of a place of innocence, respect and love. This makes their actions pure and harbours positive heart 💓 energy. Porcupine opens doors to magical abilities and powers and is also a symbol of peace ☮️.

Wolf 🐺 is a spirit of guardianship, loyalty, ritual and spirit. This Wolf I think represents the one who raised Romulus and Remus. Wolf has the ability to make quick and firm emotional attachments and often need to trust her own instincts. They teach us to do the same: to trust our hearts ♥️ and minds and to have control over our own minds.

Have lunch, meditate and sleep. Put a wash on and have a bath 🛀. Now am waiting for Suzy to visit. Haven’t seen her for ages. Am watching the Women’s Downhill 🎿 ⛷ ❄️.

Happy Monday everyone!

*2011. By Alain Mabanckou. Murder novel set in the Congo.