Transparent Oracle Sunday!
35, Landscape: Forest (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. Forest is about the results over the long term, results which happen because of fertility and nurturing and patience; Forest represents the manifestation of age and wisdom and patience, connections (and results) that are not openly apparent but rather, like roots under the ground, are all around us. Different energies can work together; a Forest is proof of that.
58, Grail Hollows: The Spear (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. The Spear is about challenges and sacrifice, karma and focus, severe consequences and the concept of “piercing.” The Spear can be seen like a scalpel which in the hands of a skilled surgeon can cut out disease (even if leaving a scar). Redundancy is destroyed by The Spear in order to clear the land so new growth can begin.
70, The Web (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. The Web represents the entanglement and interconnectivity of all life, and of all experiences. The Web also reminds us that because of this entanglement, everything we do affects those around us; those things we do may seem small, but they have the potential to grow, and to have a much larger affect than intended.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. It appears that Forest and The Spear are both trapped on The Web. These cards offer interesting meanings; after all The Spear is about cutting away and The Web is about connections of all kinds. Forest tells us that different energies can work together, and there is my message of the day. Cutting away that which no longer serves allows new growth to happen, and The Web reminds me that everything is connected, and thus everything, even the cutting away of disease, has a purpose over the long term. I need to remember that the unseen connections are as important as those easily seen.
I am in the midst of family vacation, so I am not on line too much. We are having great weather, lots of good times!