Ride on time .
And what a top tune from the universal comms team... Black box and " Ride on time."
Let's see how this is represented in our cards today...
Our first card out today is that speedy knight of swords ( swords representative of the fire element and action)
It reminds me today of my childhood and watching Speedy Gonzales who was an animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons.
He was portrayed as "The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico" with his major traits being the ability to run extremely fast.... a little like our Knight.
When I clicked onto YouTube I was greeted with a loony toons classic , 'The time machine', featuring Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales with his mariachi band.
Interesting though, back in 2002, Cartoon Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg was interviewed and commented, "It hasn't been on the air for years because of its ethnic stereotypes." Despite which it remains extremely popular in Latin America.
Mariachi music is of the country people, it celebrates their struggles, joys and growth of the people.
Mariachi song lyrics are mostly about love, betrayal, death, politics, revolutionary heroes and country life.
How interesting 🤔
Themes of ethnicity, stereotyping and reflecting on what we are perhaps no longer considering acceptable.
Perhaps we are also being asked to consider any quick decisions we may now be making about the depiction of history in our society?
And the ' Time machine' reference.... I wonder what would we do differently if we could travel in time?
Maybe in our haste we may miss the opportunity for meaningful discussion, enlightenment and potential growth?
Our urge to 'Ride on time' is throwing up much debate, discussion and examination.
Our second card today is the Ace of wands... we are feeling the full force of this action oriented wand energy today aren't we ?
This card brings such a creative force. The burning ideas, wanting to burst forth.
Today I feel the card reminds me of Nefertiti, whose name means "a beautiful woman has come," was the queen of Egypt and wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten during the 14th century B.C.
Her reign was a time of tremendous cultural upheaval, as Akhenaten reoriented Egypt's religious and political structure around the worship of the sun god Aten.
Nefertiti was perhaps one of the most powerful women ever to have ruled. Her husband went to great lengths to display her as an equal.
Some strong themes here of cultural and religious upheaval, the breaking down of political structures and of equality.
I also notice the fishing nets around her head. It feels like there is some restraint, a holding back on sharing of ideas.
Our final card today is another wand , this time the 3.
We see woman ready to catch those waves, ready for action.
I notice her body painted with intricate designs, almost looks tribal or perhaps like Mehndi.
Painting of henna tattoos is primarily used for festivities and celebrations, it is also a way of making the sacred visible, and communicating with a higher power.
I guess there's some big themes coming through today for us to give thought to.