Transparent Oracle Sunday!
48, Venus (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 Machine. The planet Venus corresponds with the element of Earth, and it represents all love and relationships and connections. This also encompasses mothering, nurturing, healing, the pleasing of the senses, and an appreciation for beauty.
22, Weather: Rain (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. Rain is cleansing and nourishing, and this kind of weather can often bring dissatisfaction. However, I also see Rain and it’s quiet, dark and cozy sensations as providing a time for rest and renewal. Many are melancholy when it rains, but we need the rain to grow and live.
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.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. This one is very tight to the center, and at first glace all you see are the heads of Eagle, with Venus seeming to rise from behind Eagle. Rain is not easy to see, at least in this mandala, because Eagle is sooooo visible. Personal achievements are important here, but also important is the love that allows us to encourage others to achieve greatness as well. Emotions and feelings may have an effect on this endeavor, and perhaps they won’t all be bright and shiny. But they will bring benefits!
I’ve done lots of walking this weekend, as it is still too cold to do much gardening. Yesterday I walked on the beach, a gloriously sunny walk, tempered by a light breeze. Today, I walked inland, through the streets of the town. I finished my weekend with a walk just before sunset, so I could tap into the sun and the quarter moon, high in the sky, at the crossroad between earth and water. I performed a small ritual of honor to the elements, and to the Sun Father and the Moon Mother.
Tonight, I’ve got candles lit, and I’m going to relax after I do a bit of Yin Yoga. Nice weekend, eh?