The desire to clean house and remove clutter, wash windows and spruce up the yard or garden and set health goals all stem from the same place, a willingness to move towards being the best we can be. When space is cleared and sits empty, potential surrounds it, what will go there, will it grow, is it a hobby site or a study place. In order to be more effective in our speheres we have to periodically assess and release creating room for a new focus or project.
The Fool card in the Tarot relates not just to this time of year, but anytime we feel impelled to move forward down a road less traveled. Somtimes our journeys involve physical or geographic changes, other times they are more inward in nature yet profound in their steering us in new and more fruitful directions. The basis of the Fools willingness to journey onward is hope and positivity. The Fool is positive that all wil be well and his actions reflect that trust in postive outcomes , albeit with a lack of clarity on how those will manifest.
When attempting to improve the organizational effectiveness of my team I often forget that housecleaning should be a joint effeort as well as a private one. In the process of letting go of outmoded ideas and paradigms a greater faith in the symbiotic connectedness that makes us such a great team reasserts itself. Uncluttered by unspoken assumptions or patterns we are free to brainstorm, create and refocus down ever more fruitful paths. One of the techniques we use to accomplish this is a corporate retreat. Whether we have the opportunity to meet face to face or not we take the time to dedicate ourselves to addressing our concerns and cleaning out our old drawers, keeping what little we need and revitalizing our space in the process.
The symbology of the Fool is that of a person with little baggage who has set off on a new and intriguing journey, the outcome of which is uncertain yet the process sure to yield much of interest. Thinking of how that symbology applies to our management team is helpful in many ways.
*original artwork by Red Dog Scott