Transparent Oracle Sunday!
6, Guide: Butterfly (East). East is the direction of Air, and thus of fresh ideas and new beginnings, knowledge, information and thoughts. Butterflies are about metamorphosis, and about seeing in all directions at the same time. Butterflies are strong! Monarchs, with wings basically the consistency of tissue paper, fly hundreds of miles to the South in the Fall, winter over, and then return Northward. Butterflies are an interesting combination of potential and sacrifice.
33, Element: Earth (North). North is the direction of Earth, and thus of the physical or physically formed or manifested world, and of nurturing, health, finances and security, and the wisdom associated with living simply, being well-grounded, and being in touch with our physical body. Earth represents stable, material, practical energies that are slow to change; its dignities are cold/binds and dry/shapes. Earth is the element of form and substance; it is connected to physical health, to material world security (and even wealth), and to our physical bodies and physical senses, and the pleasures and pains they bring. Earth represents the fertile, nurturing and serene side of Nature, and it represents the tangible end result of our labors.
14, Time of Day: Midday (South). South is the direction of the midday sun and the peak of power and illumination; this direction is associated with passionate drive and creativity. Midday is also a time of peak power, the peak of light and illumination for the current day. This is a time when shadows are small and seeing clearly is easy, but this moment of clarity is not permanent. Soon enough, the shadows will begin to grow once more.
Another tight and potent mandala. The rays of the Midday sun are flowing over the bodies of the Butterflies and the leaves of the symbol for Earth, adding illumination and warmth to them both. Lots of strength in all of these cards: Butterfly is strong, as is the element of Earth, and the sun at Midday. I should take advantage of these strengths while they are here, for they won’t be here forever.
We finished family vacation with a lovely walk along the 2 mile trail at Point Park. The rest of yesterday and all day today, I put the house and yard back into order. Now, it’s dinner with hubby, then an early night.