Transparent Oracle Sunday!
20, Elemental: Salamander (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. Salamander is also intense in personality, but this one is about consumption of fuel, and the changes and transformations that happen through consumption of fuel. The changes presented by Salamander are more transmutation than transformation or metamorphosis. Salamanders are actually known for putting out fires! This is because they consume all fuel and then the flames themselves. They are true experts, and know just how to handle Fire and its tricky nature.
17, Guide: Stag (South). The element of Fire manifests as spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change; its dignities are hot/separates and dry/shapes. Stag is an impressive Guide at any time of the year, but during the Summer, when he is at his peak, he is the epitome of pride and leadership and competition. Stag is an archetype for the Sacred Masculine, and of the God in my spiritual tradition. Stag tells of magnificent demonstrations of prowess, and of regenerative properties and the cycles of life.
2, Weather: Wind (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. Wind brings chaos and unpredictability; a stiff breeze can disrupt order, or it can clear away the cobwebs of stagnation. What we need to remember is that we can’t control the effects of the Wind, only deal with them. Sometimes we are rewarded for bravely accepting the effects of Wind, by receiving inspiration.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. Cool, Salamander appears to be the pulsing heart of Stag! It is almost as if the heat of Salamander is emanating from the center of the mandala, and each of the three tails are passing across the brow of each Stag, offering passion and inspiration, and possibly fueling the Wind that swirls around. These cards have a lot of power, but they also offer a bit of a warning. Fire is unpredictable, and Wind can cause chaos and a lot of damage; together they can truly wreak havoc. Just imagine an out-of-control wildfire on a dry, windy day and you will get the picture. If we approach these effects with an awareness of both the good they can do and the harm they can cause, then we can use the power and ride the wave(LOL, despite my Watery metaphor), and end up possibly in a better place. Even if that “better place” happens because everything around me is charred beyond saving.
I’m having a wonderful weekend with friends, filled with good food and lots of laughter. The sun is shinign, although it is cold, but hey, my daffodils are up! More than three inches tall! Can Spring be far behind??!!