Light at the end of the tunnel.
And from the universal comms team a song from Starlight Express " Light at the end of the tunnel"
"There's a light at the end of the tunnel
The inside might be as black as the night
But there's a light at the end of the tunnel
When the Angel Gabriel blows his magic toot
We saw light at the end of the tunnel (we see the light)"
Archangel Gabriel symbol denotes communication,he assists us in finding ways to communicate with others, especially if there is something which needs to be finalised, discussed or if highly charged emotions are involved.
Interestingly ,Gabriel is the patron saint of messengers, i.e. those who work in broadcasting and telecommunications such as radio and television.
This is a very interesting theme, as I scroll through social media or see mainstream media, there at times, appears to be very polarised debates popping up all around.
Perhaps this is a nudge to shine a light into these areas, to illuminate, discuss and communicate more effectively in order that we may all learn and grow?
Let's see how this threads through our cards today:
First card today is the 10 of pentacles ( pentacles representative of the earth element and manifestaton)
Look at the happiness and abundance in this card.
And yet in the background I see children playing in a circle, hand in hand and I hear "Ring a Ring a Roses" This is interesting in itself, it has been thought to be about the great plague (black death), other historians have suggested that it is to get around a religious dancing ban, when dancing to music was prohibited.
I have to smile at this really, we have a virus hanging around right now and we've had singing and dancing stopped in bars, nightclubs and at weddings!
Hanging above the scene we see a pentacle depicting a mandala and the tree of life.
The mandala represents the universe. The circular designs symbolises the idea that life is never ending and everything is connected.
The mandala also represents spiritual journey within the individual viewer. So the first level is understanding the unity in cosmos and secondly each individual must find their own place within it.
The tree of life symbol represents our personal development, uniqueness and individual beauty. Just as the branches of a tree strengthen and grow upwards to the sky, we too grow stronger, striving for greater knowledge, wisdom and new experiences as we move through life.
In the forefront of the card we see a woman and a man with a small girl between them, they are all smiling with joy.
We also see a Labrador retriever, representing trust, loyalty, empathy, compassion, joy, and playfulness. Dogs accept us just as we are. They bring unconditional love to our life.
I wonder is this reflecting to us, that no matter the situation, we can choose our own feeling of joy and abundance, regardless of the outside influences?
Our second card today is the 5 of cups (cups representative of the water element and of feelings and emotions)
I hear the song " Starry, Starry night" a song based on Vincent Van Gogh's own internal struggle with life. In the card we see a young woman, eyes and energy downcast, she doesn't see the starry night sky above her or the beautiful palette of colours next to her.
Interestingly, what I notice looking at the card today, is that instead of a dark hole, there is in fact a light at what appears to be the end of a tunnel. Perhaps suggesting that even though it may have been a very difficult time, lighter and brighter times are within reach.
Our final card today is the knight of cups, another water element card.
I'm drawn straight to his winged shoes and his hat today.
To ensure rapid delivery of his messages, Zeus presented Hermes with golden winged sandals as swift as the wind.He also gave the young god a round hat to protect him from rain.
I also notice the letter with a wax seal.
Sealing wax was used to form a bond that was difficult to separate without noticeable tampering.
The colour was significant. Vermilion, the most common colour of wax seals was used on business letters needing a quick reply.
It would suggest that messages and communication will arrive quickly now, so we must ensure that as we started in today's storytelling that our communication must be swift, with the utmost clarity, honesty and respect.
The essence of the ruby red roses he holds is also significant I feel today. This essence connects with the Ruby Red Ray of forgiveness and helps us attune to a higher Consciousness. Its beautiful vibration gently transmutes old pain and sorrow held in the heart chakra leaving love and compassion in its place.
The white horse in the background is an indication of being spiritually aware, symbolising innocence and purity, a symbol of good fortune and prosperity.
So our cards seem to take us in full circle today. Abundance of mind and spirit, movement through darkness to receive rapid messages of hope and prosperity to come.
Let's keep our focus on that light at the end of the tunnel!