Transparent Oracle Sunday!
52, Guide: Ancestors/Dark Goddess (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. This card is about the ancestors who came before us, but it is also about the Goddess of the Underworld, and to some, it is about Hecate, the Triple Goddess of the Crossroads. This card can be about death, but it can also be about renewal. Our personal history, where we’ve gone and what we’ve learned, helps us to make choices in the future. This card is telling me these things are important.
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.
1, Gateway: Spring (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. The Gateway of Spring brings us fresh new beginnings and the first blossoming of creativity. There is an innocence about the energies of this Gateway, and an optimism, and perhaps these lovely energies will bring new insights, as well as new creativity.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. This one is a tight circle, and it just screams “time to renew!” at me. The Sun is the center of the mandala, and the six rays shoot outward. Three of the rays are between each of the Ancestors/Dark Goddesses, and three go right over the mouths and right through the hoods of the Ancestors/Dark Goddesses. The Gateway of Spring daffodils connect the edge of each hood, and right in the center of the brow chakra of each Ancestor/Dark Goddess, while the primroses are in the center of the Sun’s rays between each Ancestor/Dark Goddess. This presents to me a validation of everything I am considering and attempting to implement in my life right now, right down to the daffodil blossoms, the first powerful and visible proof that Spring is indeed beginning to manifest, despite the snow still on the ground. Renewal cannot happen effectively unless the foundation is strong, and unless the detritus of life was spread onto the ground as fertilizer, way back in the Fall. Since the work was done correctly in the past, it is time to begin the actual manifestation.