Transparent Oracle Sunday!
43, Sun (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 Sun brings light and warmth into our world, and thus life can exist. The light illuminates truth, and the warmth brings wealth, success and happiness. Our sun has a corona, so The Sun tells of charisma and brilliance.
22, Weather: Rain (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. Rain is cleansing and nourishing, and this kind of weather can often bring dissatisfaction. However, I also see Rain and it’s quiet, dark and cozy sensations as providing a time for rest and renewal. Many are melancholy when it rains, but we need the rain to grow and live.
57, Grail Hallows: The Sword (Below). The direction of Below is not easily associated with spirituality, yet it is a powerful symbol representing the opportunity to create a strong foundation, and to connect to the tools and powers of the Underworld. The Grail Hallows present esoteric and hidden knowledge about the elements and the Tarot suit of Swords/Air. The Sword stands for truth, authority, empowerment, nobility and destiny. It may only be wielded by one who earns the right, and when this card appears, it tells of a higher calling that when responded to will bring the respondent into their true and destined spiritual power.
I then stacked the cards and created my mandala. This one is interesting. It appears that the Rain is radiating from the center of the Sun, and the energies of both cards are radiating outward. Then, we have The Sword, slicing down the middle of both the Sun and the Rain, as if pinning them in place. This message is simple and very clear: I have the authority to control both the Sun in my life and the Rain in my life. I can’t control whether the Sun shines or the Rain falls, but I can use each for my own Higher Good. Love this!
I spent the entire day in my beloved garden. We just finished eating dinner; we will head over to a local restaurant to hear our neighbor sing jazz standards; then it’s bed for me!