Transparent Oracle Sunday!
38, Guide: Owl (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. Owl is a night hunter, and thus is very good at perceiving things, even in the dark. Because Owl can fly silently, he is also associated with silence; dark silence can be uncomfortable for some. Owl tends to be solitary, but this nature allows Owl to be objective and detached, and to gain much wisdom from life experiences.
17, Guide: Stag (South). The direction of South corresponds with the element of Fire. Fire brings spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change through heating and separating, drying and shaping. Stag is an impressive Guide at any time of the year, but during the Summer, when he is at his peak, he is the epitome of pride and leadership and competition. Stag is an archetype for the Sacred Masculine, and of the God in my spiritual tradition. Stag tells of magnificent demonstrations of prowess, and of regenerative properties and the cycles of life.
68, Vision (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. Vision is one of the most powerful of our senses, but also the most easy to fool, probably because we depend so much on our eyesight in order to perceive and interpret our world. Vision is generally about a concern for appearances, but it can also be about “seeing within.” And within Wicca, visualization is considered one of the first steps to actual manifestation!
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. The eyes of Owl, Stag and Vision all intersect, and I can almost physically feel the energy zapping between the three combined figures. Wisdom and detachment obtained within darkness, and pride, leadership and the Sacred Masculine, all bring opportunities to see my own Self, and know my strengths and limitations.
Family vacation is in full swing! We are enjoying sunny days, warm and pleasant evenings, and good food and good company. What could be better?