Transparent Oracle Sunday!
39, Guide: Wolf (North). 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.
50, Polarity: White Dragon (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 Machinery. The White Dragon represents masculine, dispassionate, celestial energies that come into us and into our world from “Above.” If you see the solar system and the universe as being alive, and as being filled with the manifestations of the Sacred Essences that are the source of life and awareness, then these energies are very important. We are the Microcosm, after all, and these energies are from the polar opposite, the Macrocosm . . . filled with information, knowledge and wisdom
45, Mars (Above). Mars is about drive and energy and passion; it is also about striving to do things our own way, about conquest, power and aggression. Mars can bring sexual tension, often infused with domination or submission, as well as fiery tempers. Since Mars is connected to the element of Fire, all the traits of this planet can bring transformation.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. Mars seems to be emanating from Wolf, and that makes sense. Dominatin and submission are a part of the wolf pack, and provong oneself able to be the Alpha is no small accomplishment. Sexual tension is also a part of the wolf pack, and in order to mate and reproduce, the Alpha must be strong, and skilled at surviving and at caring for those who require protecting and nurturing. The Whie Dragon also represents this concept of Alpha, or of outer, active male essences that are the catalyst of life. It appears that the big picture is important now, as are actions, and consequences.
We had a short weekend in Cape May this Labor Day because we have work, and that is a good thing. We had company for dinner both nights, but no overnight guests. I spent the day taking pictures of my flowers.
We came home today, and imagine our delight when The Hubs and I went out to take a quick, refreshing swim in our landlord’s pool, and found that neighbors were having a picnic, with live music! We took a quick swim and then sat with a glass of wine, listening to a playlist that we would have chosen ourselves. Reward for putting the nose to the grindstone? Cool.