Transparent Oracle Sunday! A day late!
61, Gateway: The Self (Within). This card is considered a “blank canvas,” in that it has faces and hands like the other Within cards, but there are no traits or textures or shapes or colors infused into the faces and hands. That is because each of us is unique; this is a great significator card, and I am choosing to accept The Self as offering a message: “These cards offer a unique message to you, but that message must be perceived through your own unique senses and interpreted through your own unique intellect.” This card tells us that the first and main purpose of life and living is to get to know our individual Self.
23, Element: Water (West). West is the direction of Water, and thus, of feelings and emotions, relationships of all kinds, cleansing and healing, the wisdom associated with natural endings, and the bubbling up of pure joy. Water is about emotions, feelings, the Inner Voice, dreams, intuition, and Water is connected to both birth and death. Because our physical bodies contain so much Water, whatever affects Water usually affects us as well. The image on this card also shows ripples moving outward; something to remember when we are expressing our feelings.
44, Moon (Above). The direction of Above takes us up and out of the four traditional elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth, and reminds us that we are but a small part of the Cosmos. Above also reminds us that while the Machinery of the Universe is huge, it does have an effect on each of us, and each of us is an important part of the workings of that Machinery. The Moon is a card of cycles and tides, and of mystery, the subconscious, and fantasy. All are useful tools and effects, except when taken to extremes. The Moon also represents the Sacred Feminine, and inner, passive and receptive energies.
I then stacked my cards to create my mandala. This one is very tight, and that does not surprise me because these cards are really focused inward. And oh boy, is this a powerful mandala! It is about feelings and connections and visions, it is about the power of passivity and receptiveness, and it is about knowing and valuing my inner being. After the Fiery outer focus of last week’s Transparent Oracle spread, this one brings welcome serenity. But I do need to remember that inner work can burn as well.
We had a great weekend, company coming and going, and it was hot, hot, hot! Spent Saurday on the beach, then went out to dinner. Spent Sunday on the front porch.
I’ve got catching up to do, but it is too darned hot!