Hands up, baby hands up!
And of course there's only one tune to go with that title from the universal comms team Ottawan and "Hands up, baby hands up!"
Looking at the lyrics today this stands out:
"Hands up, baby, hands up,
Gimme your heart, gimme, gimme
All your love, all your love"
A heartfelt theme to today's storytelling then perhaps?
Let's see shall we?
Our first card today is the page of pentacles( Pentacles representative of the earth element and of manifestation)
Ah this page has a curious mind and an open heart. Don't be fooled by the sulky teenager act, there is depth and meaning to this page.
We see her standing atop a mountain above the tree tops and yet she wears earthy colours. The perfect combination to bring her lofty ideas into grounded reality.
For the first time I notice the streaks of red from below her foot across the 1970's style rug type mandala.
This red colour signifies strength, independence, self-sufficiency, rootedness, groundedness, a symbol of earth connection, of purpose, of fire. Stimulation of energy, rising,
and physical energy.
Angels associated with the colours in our card are Nathaniel, Uriel, and Sandalphon.
Archangel Nathaniel is the patron saint of lightworkers, and he helps to keep us grounded during meditation and spiritual connection and communication. Nathaniel brings balance, harmony and trust, and can be called upon to help us to connect with the spiritual aspects of ourselves.
Archangel Uriel, angel of wisdom and illumination can help us find inner power. Angel Uriel helps humanity reach the highest level of illumination.
Sandalphon helps to clear karma, reverses past patterns and brings out the hero in each of us and he does all of this while invoking the power of gentleness.
It's time to manifest our destiny. This is our new beginning.
Our second card today is the queen of cups. ( cups representative of the water element and of feelings and emotions).
We see our queen with her hands up, asking us to lead with our heart, as she does herself. She is deeply intuitive, emotionally intelligent leader.
As we see her waist deep in water she is in flow with all around her, she can connect at a deeper more meaningful level from a heart centred space. She moves beyond outer trappings and hear's the unsaid, connecting with a deeper knowing and compassion.
When I think about this queen as a leader I think of Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand as an example of this energy of heartfelt leadership.
We see her raising her hands,The lifting of hands is a universal sign of surrender, It's a physical demonstration of the surrender in our heart and mind to a higher power, it signifies freedom, to be raised up and live life to the full.
Our final card for today is the 4 of swords ( swords representative of the air element and of thought, mind and itellect)
The first thing that jumps out at me today is of course the heart, it's attached to a string, with what appears to be small pearls attached.
Pearls bring centering and a calming reflection, as well as attune us to the ebb and flow of life. They give purity, promote faith, charity and integrity.Pearls are symbolic of wisdom gained through experience.
She has flowers tattooed on her arm, delicate and colourful, flowers have long been important symbols of natural beauty and life, flower tattoos in general symbolise femininity.
It would seem there is a theme of feminine energy weaved throughout today's cards. Of course we all have both masculine and feminine energy within us.
It feels we are being urged to tap into our heart and into the Divine Feminine energy to lead a way forward. A strength in yealding and surrender, in bending with the breeze, rather than breaking in rigidity.
The Divine Feminine represents the connection to the part of our consciousness responsible for nurture, intuition and empathy, regardless of gender.
It's the aspect of the self associated with creation, intuition, community, sensuality (felt sense rather than thinking sense), and collaboration.
It feels as though we are being asked to flow into a more gentle collaborative way of being, a heartfelt experience of living, rather than jumping back onto any competitive, ever spinning, driven hamster wheel.
“Peace is life. Love is life. No river holds a grudge against a rock in its path. No leaf refuses to blow in the breeze. No plant denies water or sunshine. We, as human beings, have the gift of self-awareness, but this gift quickly turns to self-destruction if we do not learn to use it. We must learn to turn our minds towards the peace and love that we are flowing within at any given moment. This is the key to serenity. This is The Love Mindset.”
― Vironika Tugaleva