Transparent Oracle Sunday!
50, Polarity: White Dragon (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 White Dragon represents masculine, dispassionate, celestial energies that come into us and into our world from “Above.” If you see the solar system and the universe as being alive, and as being filled with the manifestations of the Sacred Essences that are the source of life and awareness, then these energies are very important. We are the Microcosm, after all, and these energies are from the polar opposite, the Macrocosm . . . filled with information, knowledge and wisdom.
56, Grail Hollows: The Cauldron (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 Hollows are ancient treasures deeply connected to each of the four elements, guarded throughout time by the Tuatha de Danaan. The Cauldron corresponds with the element of Water, and thus, with feelings, emotions, intuition, nourishment and healing, all necessary for the balance and harmony of the Self. Within Wicca, The Cauldron is also seen as a representation of the Sacred Feminine, the Goddess, and Her fertile womb.
65, Voice (Within). Within is the direction of the Self, and thus the cards associated with this direction deal with the ways our Self connects to the world and perceives the world, and the Self. This direction is mostly abstract, and yet is our bridge to the Universe around us. The Voice is used for communication, but it is also a tool for expression and for manifestation. It is about an outward flow of knowledge, wisdom, information or energy, effected through the workings of the throat chakra, but supported by the solar plexus chakra.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. Holy crow! The Sacred Masculine, the Sacred Feminine, and the emanation of wisdom, information or energy from within. But this message is about more than simple self-expression (not that self-expression is simple). After all, anyone can talk, and not know and understand and believe that words have immense power. Our words can soothe and our words can start wars. Even silence, the lack of words, has power. I am being told here that communications are important now; they may be connected to Deity and I should listen carefully. I also need to monitor what comes out of me, for communication is two way.
I’ve finally picked up my Wild Unknown Tarot again, and threw a card: The Seven of Wands. This card shows one wand, emanating a flame that lights up the surrounding darkness, surrounded by six other wands that are leaning against each other, as if spent. There is interesting symbolism here, for in the Tarot the number 6 represents vertical and horizontal harmony, and yet the Seven of Wands, the next step from the Six card, has a solitary feel about it. Harmony has weight to it, and thus its nature is to become degeneration; the Seven of Wands tells us to look around and decide if this is what we want. If this is what we want, we need to actively stake a claim, draw a line in the sand and insist that the boundary is valid. It is only by actively and deliberately owning whatever we want that we actually achieve it.