Over the hills and far away.
Interestingly I was just given " up above the treetops " from the universal comms team...
Which led me to the theme from the children's programme
' Rainbow', but intuitively it didn't seem the one, then next on the list was Led Zeppelin's 'Over the hills and far away', which I'd never heard before but felt to be the right song.
I wonder how that will show up in today's cards 🤔?
So first card today is the 4 of cups ( cups representative of the water element and of feelings and emotions)
I'm now wondering if I should have stuck with the theme tune to 'rainbow' after all.
As we can see the rainbow 🌈 in this card, even if our very bored looking young woman is missing it's presence altogether!
Looking at the lyrics, these words jump out ...
'Take some green from a forest, blue from the sea, find the misty pot of gold, and mix them for a week.
Paint the whole world with a rainbow'.
As we can see, there's a pot of gold from which the rainbow of colours emanates in our card.
The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, symbolises realisation of all one's hopes and dreams; ultimate success, fulfillment, or happiness.
And yet frustratingly, she's not even noticed it's there.
Maybe a message to us that we're not noticing the gifts and blessings around us perhaps?
Our next card today is the page of pentacles (pentacles representative of the earth element and manifestation) ...
Ah, now I see where the Led Zeppelin song title comes in....as our page is perched up above the treetops, over the hills and far away... in a clearing by a forest of tall pine trees.
In the countries around the world where pine trees grow, many legends, beliefs, and folklore surround this magnificent tree.
Aside from representing fertility, wisdom and longevity, the pine tree is a symbol of peace.
The Japanese term Matsu loosely translates as “waiting for the soul of a god to descend from heaven”, which relates to the Shinto belief that pines are ladders used by gods to ascend to heaven.
Pine tree as an essence, helps us develop a stronger conscious relationship with our Higher Self, integrating ourselves as a whole being, both physical and spiritual.
It would suggest we are evolving, integrating and ascending our consciousness.
Our final card today is the knight of swords (swords representative of the air element and of thought and intellect)
Blimey he keeps on showing up doesn't he ?
So what does he show us today?
The words ' race against time' come to mind.
Yet what follows is 'you can't outrun time'
What's he in such a rush for? I wonder is there a fear of missing out, or missing the boat going on here ? Is that real or imagined?
It kind of mirrors our current situation really, a race to get the economy back up and running perhaps?
When coupled with , 'you can't out run time', I get the feeling that no matter how quickly we try to get to a 'new normal' we can't change the natural order of the jniverse as it unfolds, nor can we speed things up , we can't jump ahead of the natural passage of time....
Overall it feels to be a message of patience, try as we might we cannot speed up the the nature of time, we can only move at it's own predetermined pace...
Sadly, perhaps ...there is no time warp or Delorian available to us, no matter how much we may wish it so.
"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way."