Transparent Oracle Sunday!
25, Landscape: Ocean (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. Oceans are huge and magnificent; they are considered the cradle of life. They can be calm as glass, but beneath that smooth flat surface lurk powerful predators. They can be rough and deadly, yet if we travel down a short distance, all is quiet and silent. The Ocean card is about death and life, about destruction and creation; and amidst the chaos, healing and purification.
53, Guide: Sidhe (Below). The cards of Below assist us in understanding our foundation. There are entities who dwell there who can also assist us with that endeavor, if we approach them correctly. The Sidhe can be a wonderful Guide when we are attempting these things, for she is both a source of creation and of responsibility. The Sidhe cares for the earth and Nature; just like us, she is a part of that realm. But the Sidhe is also connected to the non-physical world more than we are, and thus can be a Guide who teaches us how to see things in a different or unique manner. And if we work hard and are true to our Purpose, we just might get some support along with our guidance; this partnership can achieve extraordinary things!
60, Polarity: Red Dragon (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 Red Dragon’s energy begins within, and radiates outward with amazing power. While the Red Dragon is in a sense about balance, it presents only one extreme for our consideration: inner power that expands outward. This card is about passions and drive, and even the life essence itself, all of which begin within and then manifest outward.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. How beautiful! Water seems to be flowing from within Sidhe, and the Red Dragon is supporting the whole mandala. Ocean is the cradle of life, and Red Dragon is the life essence; between the two is Sidhe, the Guide between the realms who teaches us to perceive and manifest our Purpose. This is an interesting reading to throw as my family vacation comes to an end and I attempt to reconnect with daily life. It looks like there could be some powerful potential available to me right now, and a Guide to help point me in the right direction. I think I will take advantage of this.
Vacation was wonderful! We had lovely weather, and everything went well. Now, it’s back to reality, but with these cards as a guide, I can carry with me some of the relaxation and joy of the past week.