Transparent Oracle Sunday!
49, Saturn (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 planet Saturn is about structure and boundaries, and about constricting energies within a particular format, often involving time.
59, Grail Hollows: The Stone (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 Stone represents the deepest and most pure manifestation of the element of Earth, and tells us of traditions that have been around for a long time (some of them relatively unchangeable, and that can be either good or bad). The understanding of those traditions, and within that process, the determination of their validity for us personally, brings us authority. This understanding also offers us entry into the understanding of the mysteries that are the foundation of spirituality, and of life and living.
66, Telepathy (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. Telepathy corresponds to the brow chakra, the element of Air, and Spirit. It is about transmission and reception, and reminds us of the power of thoughts, ideas, visions and intentions; most importantly it is about connections of all kinds.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. This image is filled with awareness or flows of energies, anchored in the center and fenced in by Saturn. Foundations are important, and we can’t build without them, but we also need structure, a building plan if you will. This week will be about the effect of the Universe and its workings upon me, personally, and the way I manifest my own traditions in response to those effects. I need to make this a two-way connection, not just about what is happening to me, but also what I am causing to happen. All with awareness!!
I really like the image on this one, and I will be looking at it on and off through the day.