In honour of my best friend’s birthday* we’ve drawn from our Special Occasion cards.
*Yes, he’s also the guy I’m married to, and father of all my brilliant and beautiful children.
It’s such a deep and full message that we’ll make this our singular and primary focus right now.
“Platypus ~ 35 ~
According to Aboriginal legend, the Platypus was birthed form the forbidden coupling of two souls joined by unlawful union. Out of vengeance for their reprehensible behaviour, the Elders transformed her into a Duck and him into a Water Rat. They were then exiled indefinitely from their respective clans. She eventually produced an egg, from which hatched a strange furry, duck-billed creature equipped with four powerful webbed feet: the Platypus.
Those who have ever felt abandoned or rejected should seek the wisdom of the Platypus. She was created under a blanket of dishonesty, judgment, and betrayal, brought into this world as a result of true, honest, but devastating love.
No matter how old we are, we instinctively look to our parents, as our primary role models, for confirmation and guidance in all areas of our life. But what if that guidance is absent, or predisposed by traditional values or belief; values or beliefs inappropriate for today’s world?
Platypus is not only committed to her parent’s heartfelt desire to see the people merge with peace and love in their hearts, but also to the empowerment of all women by reminding them of their worth, wisdom, and their role as ‘sorcerers,’ individuals charged with the power to create within the dark recesses of their womb. She works to free all women of guilt and oppression and to reinstate their connection to ‘the source.’
If Platypus has swum into your life today, you are being prepared to realise, understand, and embrace the potency of your own intuition and higher levels of knowing.
A creature that swims with her eyes shut, Platypus listens to the heartbeat of the Earth Mother for direction. She looks to her inner yin and yang for guidance, thus finding the strength needed to make her own decisions.
She honours her innate masculine and feminine qualities, knowing that she is more than capable of navigating herself through life without the support of others.
You are being urged to trust your own judgment, direction, and endurance. This is the wisdom of all women – the ability to trust in their intuition and to consciously act with purpose.
Women are natural dreamers, visionaries, and mystics, but they must embrace their masculine aspects in order to realise the full potential of these gifts.”
Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King
Daniel, all that he is and all that he’s done for us.