Transparent Oracle Sunday!
18, Guide: Horse (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. Horse is basically about going somewhere; after all, humans use Horse as a means for transportation. Because the ability to get to where you need to be and thus, transform yourself is perceived as having authority, this card also represents sovereignty, the kind of sovereignty the stallion has over his herd. This leadership is maintained by courage, strength, and skills learned through a lifetime.
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.
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.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. Even thought the Horses are in motion, it is the outward emanation of Water and the Butterflies that appear to be moving. Perhaps I am actually in a cocoon this winter? After all, I am smack dab in the middle of my second Saturn Return, so lots of things are percolating inside of me. These cards tell of power and authority, but those things are alongside the workings of the intellect as well as the subconscious. I certainly am going somewhere; I just don’t know yet where that “somewhere” is.