Blinded by the light.
And from the universal comms team, a song by Manfred Mann's Earth Band "Blinded by the light".
I'm not sure how the theme is going to pan out in our cards, but let's see....
Our first card today is the 9 of wands ( wands representative of the fire element and action)
We see a young woman, holding a wand, a flame ablaze at the top.
There is a halo around the flame of fire.
Interestingly the urban dictionary translation of this is:
"halo on fire"
Someone who is a good person, but does wrong things for right reasons and who tortures themselves about it.
Maybe she has a level of inner conflict going on right now.
Despite this she has an almost defiant look on her face.
She is held behind a boundary of wands, yet she looks as though she is about to step forward and breakthrough those restraints, to cross that boundary.
She appears determined to push through any limitations.
Behind her we see a vast grey landscape.
It is a colour that is often associated with loss or depression.
To me, grey also signifies a feeling of "stuckness".
I notice that her left shoulder is exposed. Perhaps she has shouldered this emotional weight long enough. It is time to expose those burdens to the world and move out of her grey tinged past.
Our second card today is 16 The Tower.
We see a sudden blinding lightning strike. As it hits the tree below all is transforming right before our eyes. The old roots and foundations are being destroyed, it is a sudden, unexpected and drastic change that is taking place.
Lightning is often seen as a symbol of intuition and spiritual illumination.
Lightning has long been associated with the gods; Greek mythology shows lightning as the chief weapon of Zeus, King of the Gods.
Zeus was often depicted with lightning bolts in his hands, ready to strike down people and buildings that displeased him.
How interesting that we are seeing this happen quite literally right now, with statues of historical figures toppling from upon high.
The numerology of number 16 resonates with wisdom, independence and family.
It is a number of introspection. It's wise and intuitive.
The number 16 is both spiritual and analytical, a philosopher with sound arguments.
As a karmic number, 16 is one of the hardest numbers to live with, however, if we find strengths to overcome it, we will be rewarded as much as this karmic debt has been taken from us.
When we see the number 16, we are witnessing something that is quite possibly life-changing.
We see a light illuminating the scene from behind, it appears almost other worldly.
In the foreground we see a squirrel with its acorns.
When squirrels prepare for the winter, they gather only what they require.
This teaches us the importance of letting go/getting rid of unnecessary physical objects and also negative beliefs, emotions and memories which limit our faith in love and abundance.
Our final card today is the knight of Pentacles ( pentacles representative of the earth element and manifestation)
This steadfast and hardworking knight can be seen walking the fields barefoot, planting seeds for a strong foundation for the future.
Being barefoot indicates that he is currently looking for a new ground, to ground himself, something more reliable.
We see his trusty steed walking behind him.
Jung felt that the Horse symbolised personal power, things that we master in our lives and our natural gifts.
Horse is a creature of success and self-actualisation.
When we know what drives us and put that awareness to work, we can get much further and faster than we ever thought possible.
Interesting themes today, perhaps mirroring some of the real life events that we are witnessing in the world.
Perhaps in some cases radical actions, a challenge of our beliefs and maybe an awareness of at times having the potential to be blinded by the light of righteousness from all directions.
In this moment of enlightenment and illumination, we are perhaps bring urged to be grounded and considered in our thoughts, words and deeds, in order to plant seeds for a new more loving foundation for our human family.