After that big long ramble about the Reversed cards, we had one go sideways today. I just stood there staring at it, going, “really?!” Yeah, like I’ve said so VERY many times before, the Universe has an odd sense of humour.
Still not feeling entirely together, I carted around yesterday’s Archangel with me everywhere we went (and we went several places). Just knowing it was there, in amongst my many lists and various notes, was strengthening, and a nice sort of background comfort. Thanks Raphael, for riding shotgun.
We may as well begin with the daily draw, since we’re right here anyway. Not truly a Challenger but she did definitely jump out, grabbing for my attention with, “hey, look at me!”
The main reason I feel that this one wanted us to examine all directions is because of the frenetic energy many have been experiencing lately. There seems to be a lot going on. Here in The Burrow Dan has a few days off, and we truly have every single one of them assigned to some task, errand, project, or appointment. ”Busy” appears to be the Key Word.
Pages are the daughters, they are the beauty and the grace of their suit. Often in a reading they’ll represent a young person in our lives. (My girls each have a designator as a Page and one as a Major Arcana card.) In the case of Swords, we know we’re dealing with That Of The Air. All things mental, sound, word, and/or flight related.
I love the vision of this one and her speed; she is swift, clear, and forthright. She brings us efficiency when she is Direct. Since she showed up with that leaning shout-out, I have to wonder if she’s not warning us about some pending confusion or mix-up. Nothing massive or dangerous, but something that will be irksome and annoying. Something that will feel as though a cloud has just chugged into our lovely bright day.
One detail in the illustration that’s becoming obvious for me are the wings on her slippers. I saw a Snowy Egret today, just quickly out of the corner of my eye. The white of these winged shoes seems significant right now. In some of my recent research I came across a symbolic definition for feathers: messages from The Great Spirit.
Whenever I see those giant white birds I immediately think of my kids. The first time I spotted any, it was a trio of them, flying along next to me as I drove along a highway. I was on my way home, having been out for an unusually long day. As they were growing up I didn’t go many places that weren’t for them, with them, or about them, so this solo journey was extremely rare. As was the sighting of those water fowl. Since then, they represent my own three.
( Just now, as I was typing this, I received a text from J.D. He’s on his way over. Well, hmmmm. How ’bout that?)
I read once that having children is as close to knowing the Divine as we’ll ever get while being here on Earth. When we become parents, if we make that choice, it changes our lives entirely, permanently, and sure, I might agree that those babies do move you in a way nothing else ever could. I can see how this would be a direct link to the Spirit world, and all of Life.
On our card altar today, the message our Page brings with her celestial feathers, seems to be validating our Present Moment Living and our quest to be as genuine as possible. We should be cautious and alert, but also enjoy the weather, our surroundings, and any signs or messages that happen to come our way. They could be sent from above or simply shared by those around us, either way, they will be meaningful.
Robin Wood Tarot
there was this (which Dan thought I couldn’t get a picture of),
plus another Ohio (again, NOT the same person), and one Hawaii (on a super nice vehicle, so they could clearly afford the shipping).
none, we were in the car and in the pool.
not sure, but we’re out of cookies, so I better get up there and make something.