Transparent Oracle Sunday!
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.
26, Guide: Otter (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. The first thing I think of when I see the Otter card is joyful playing. Otters are known for their play, and play is a sign of intelligence and awareness. Otters are at home both on Earth and in Water; they form strong family bonds, and work hard to protect their group of family or friends. All while playing tag!
10, Elemental: Sylph (East). East corresponds with the element of Air, which is hot and separates, and is wet and adapts. Air brings animated energies which often bring challenges that offer the opportunity for growth, and thus it corresponds with knowledge, the working of the intellect, and new beginnings. 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. My first instinct is that Otter and Sylph are protecting me from the sudden emanations of Lightning. But then I wondered if they were protecting me from Lightning, or helping me to understand Lightning, so I can use it to my benefit. I should open my mind to new ideas today, and use a light-hearted attitude in order to be aware of my surroundings. If I can open my mind to the day’s challenges without getting bogged down by them, perhaps my burdens will fall away, and I will experience the sense of being struck by Lightning that is an Aha! Moment!
Today was the second part of my Advanced Yoga Intensive for Movement Disorders, however, it has been postponed due to . . . weather. Not Lightning, rather black ice and dangerous driving conditions. How interesting that my Oracle spread has a Weather card in it, along with a card of the West (cleansing and healing) and a card of the East (knowledge and new experiences). Looks like I will be learning how to go with the flow this week in order to address unexpected changes while keeping joy and enthusiasm front and center.
I’m working with another Wild Unknown Tarot card todah: The Mother of Wands. Here we have a snake, the symbol of Wands in this deck, coiled around a Wand, only this time the Wand is laying horizontally within her coils. She is the Wand, rather than supporting the emanation of the Wand. And just to prove the presence of strength, fertility and optimism within her, our snake is also coiled around eggs! She is awareness and protection, she has already proved to the male of her species that she is worthy of reproducing, she is strong and confident that her strength will be sufficient to stay the course and guard her offspring. She is the mother of creativity and new ideas, and she is guarding them carefully!