Transparent Oracle Sunday!
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.
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.
35, Landscape: Forest (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. Forest is about the results over the long term, results which happen because of fertility and nurturing and patience; Forest represents the manifestation of age and wisdom and patience, connections (and results) that are not openly apparent but rather, like roots under the ground, are all around us. Different energies can work together; a Forest is proof of that.
I then stacked my cards and created my mandala. Another beautiful image that just seems to have a lovely, balanced energy about it. This one creates an image in my mind: a stream meandering through a forest with the morning sun sparkling on the surface of the water, fishes swimming. Peaceful yet invigorating. These cards are foretelling a new beginning at a time of transition, however this new beginning will be built on the foundation of tradition, patience, fortitude, and memories of the past. These things will be important this week, and the work I’ve done to get to this moment in time should be honored. No matter what the final result, all of those experiences have value; they make me who I am right now.