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.
56, Grail Hollows: The Cauldron (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 Grail Hollows are ancient treasures deeply connected to each of the four elements, guarded throughout time by the Tuatha de Danaan. The Cauldron corresponds with the element of Water, and thus, with feelings, emotions, intuition, nourishment and healing, all necessary for the balance and harmony of the Self. Within Wicca, The Cauldron is also seen as a representation of the Sacred Feminine, the Goddess, and Her fertile womb.
33, Element: Earth (North). Earth represents stable, material, practical energies that are slow to change; its dignities are cold/binds and dry/shapes. Earth is the element of form and substance; it is connected to physical health, to material world security (and even wealth), and to our physical bodies and physical senses, and the pleasures and pains they bring. Earth represents the fertile, nurturing and serene side of Nature, and it represents the tangible end result of our labors.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. Such a beautiful image! The triangle of Earth appears superimposed onto The Cauldron, and everything is surrounded by Ocean. Does that Ocean fit into The Cauldron? Or does The Cauldron float upon the Ocean? Earth is below, cupping and cradling the Ocean, like that Cauldron! Feelings are important this week, and they might be rough or they might be calm. In the end, those feelings will bring healing, balance and harmony through dreams and visions, so I had better pay attention to what is going on. I should not neglect my physical body in the process. Form and substance are as necessary as dreams and visions!
Another glorious weekend in my beloved garden. I think I’m caught up now, and only need to do some maintenance. Woohoo!