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.
66, Telepathy (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. Telepathy corresponds to the brow chakra, the element of Air, and Spirit. It is about transmission and reception, and reminds us of the power of thoughts, ideas, visions and intentions; most importantly it is about connections of all kinds.
39, Guide: Wolf (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. Wolves are seen by many as dangerous, even evil, but we should always keep in mind when we are working with Wolf that he is the ancestor of the dogs we humans love so much. Wolf has a strong sense of family, and of rank within that family. Wolf can communicate over great distances, and has the stamina to travel those distances in the first place. Wolf has keen instincts, and a strong urge to protect his territory.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. This one is very cool!! It appears that Eagle and Wolf are morphing or shapeshifting into each other!! Telepathy and the direction of Within are the catalysts here, and when you take into consideration that Telepethy is about bothtransmission and reception, it makes sense that it is the catalyst. This mandala has a clear and powerful message to me: perception and focus need to be manifested with courage, and having a high standing in a community brings both privilege and responsibility. The cool thing is that if I keep all this in mind, I will not only help others, but also help myself.
I get it. Completely! Cool!
The loss of a beloved pet brings grief, and that is not a surprise. However, the loss of an animal friend, one who I see every three or four weeks and yet, one who has accepted me as one of “his people,” brings deep grief as well. And so I say, with love: Journey on now, Underfoot. We will follow when we can. May you be born again at the same time and in the same place as those you knew and loved in this life. May you know them again and love them again.