In the wild, the Crane stands alone for hours, but together with others it will dance. This card, reversed, asks for balance between socializing in group activities versus being alone. Spending too much time alone can bring about isolation and loneliness, but giving no time to one’s self leaves no time to reflect on the self. Reflection can help you avoid the Crane’s shadow. While in the Crane’s shadow, you may turn spiteful and others may see a nagging, complaining disposition within you.
This fall, seek out the Secret Knowledge of Balance between being alone and joining with others. Stand alone gazing into the reflective water, but fly and dance with friends and family.
Until next season.
/|\ Painted Birch /|\