Transparent Oracle Sunday! The first one of this year.
69, DNA/Labyrinth (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 DNA/Labyrinth card is a card of self-exploration, and it offers me a chance to become acquainted with myself and to own my personal identity. Ancient wisdom and modern science linked together; I like that!
15, Landscape: Desert (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. Desert represents an extreme environment that upon initial examination seems to preclude life; actually this Landscape just challenges life, severely, but if we see that challenge as a chance to test our endurance and our ability to adapt to difficult situations, we will prosper.
43, Sun (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 Sun brings light and warmth into our world, and thus life can exist. The light illuminates truth, and the warmth brings wealth, success and happiness. Our sun has a corona, so The Sun tells of charisma and brilliance.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. Wow, talk about a metaphor!! The Labyrinth is surrounded by the challenges of the Desert; at the center of it all is the Sun. All evoluntion happens because of challenges, whether we are talking about the evolution of a species or of a person. I am being told that hidden within any challenge is the opportunity to be healthy and fertile. If we can follow the winding and sometimes obscure path before us, the end result will be illumination. A simple yet oh-so-powerful message! I like this reminder, and will be thinking about it all week.