Transparent Oracle Sunday!
49, Saturn (Above). The direction of Above reminds us that we are small and the Universe is huge, and yet we are connected, and though seemingly insignificant, we are important. “As Above, so Below” is an important consideration here; just because things are so huge that we can’t perceive them does not mean they can’t empower us, or knock us to our knees. The planet Saturn is about structure and boundaries, and about constricting energies within a particular format, often involving time.
12, Weather: Lightning (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. In the T-O, the weather associated with the South is Lightning, and oh boy, does this make sense. After all, South is about Fire, and Lightning is about a sudden eruption of heat and flame and light. The energies of this card are full of drama, and maybe even a bit scary at times, but they are a great way to break down and end the effectiveness of blockages.
10, Elemental: Sylph (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. Sylphs personify these concepts, and they encourage the use of imagination in an original way, they tell us to shift as needed in order to take advantage of the prevailing winds, and they tell us to fly free, filled with joy and unencumbered by life’s burdens (at least for a little while).
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. That Lightning always seems to rattle the windows, but I guess that’s what Lightning is all about. It certainly seems like Lightning is trying to destroy the boundaries of Saturn; wonder which side will win. In any event, the Sylphs are laughing and flitting around, enjoying all the excitement. Maybe that is the message of this spread? Hang on, and enjoy the ride!