Transparent Oracle Sunday!
8, Guide: Eagle (East). East is the direction of the rising sun, and thus of new beginnings and fresh ideas, as well as knowledge, intellectual ideas and thoughts. Eagle is considered the King of Birds, and often is seen as a Divine Messenger because he can fly to such amazing heights. He tells of being able to see into the distance, and of achievements (and associated honors) gotten through courage and focus. When Eagle is around, courage and perspective and vision will bring great results.
37, Guide: Raven (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. Raven is a clever bird, often portrayed as a trickster. Raven is also known for assisting us in the transformation from one realm to another, and known as a skilled communicator.
70, The Web (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 Web represents the entanglement and interconnectivity of all life, and of all experiences. The Web also reminds us that because of this entanglement, everything we do affects those around us; those things we do may seem small, but they have the potential to grow, and to have a much larger affect than intended.
I then stacked my cards and crated my mandala. This one is interesting, because the Ravens almost totally block out the Eagles, and The Web holds everything together. I am thinking of achievements and of my leadership skills this week, so this spread really does make sense. No one can be a good leader without being well grounded, and able to communicate with others, and no one can be a good leader unless she can assist others to achieve skills and abilities of their own. Courage is necessary here, but so too is the abilith to see clearly, and to remember that actions have consequences. Having both Eagle and Raven present in this spread tells me that my responsibilities are growing immensely, and I had better practice awareness.