I’m back after taking a very necessary vacation from this blog. And what better way to return than the Transparent Oracle?
27, Guide: Salmon (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. Salmon is an incredible animal; it can swim the seas and when the time is right, it can find its way back to where it was spawned. That takes a knowledge and wisdom about where the Salmon has been; there is that concept again. This Guide is also about cycles, tradition, and memory of what has been.
4, Time of Day: Dawn (East). East is the direction of the rising sun, and thus of new beginnings and fresh ideas, as well as knowledge, intellectual ideas and thoughts. Dawn is a magickal time, a crossroad between the quiet and serenity of night, and the action and manifestation of the day. With the first rays of the rising sun we move out of our dreaming consciousness and into an awakened perception, and it is during this crossroad that we might be able to bring the messages of our dreams into the light of day, so we can better manifest them.
39, Guide: Wolf (North). North is the direction of Earth, and thus of the physical or physically formed or manifested world, and of nurturing, health, finances and security, and the wisdom associated with living simply, being well-grounded, and being in touch with our physical body. 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.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. Salmon and Wolf are what I see first when I look at this image, both joined at the nose. They are so intertwined! The rising sun is more of a background, but its energies are definitely filled with the potential to light and heat the day. Salmon might not do as well as Wolf once it warms up. Both Salmon and Wolf can travel great distances, one in the sea and one on land. I get the sense that this mandela is presenting the concept of travel or movement as the light intensifies. This travel may bring out protective instincts or a need to guard my territory, but in the end, I will find my way to the place I am meant to be.