And a group of songs came from the universal comms team, yet this was the one that resonated the most, in my mind the most beautiful song ever sung by The Rolling Stones " Wild horses"
I'm not sure that it's the lyrics that are relevant today as much as the title and the band name in truth. As those stones keep on rolling, the Earth keeps on turning, all is moving, all is transient, all of life continues on in a forward momentum.
And as for wild horses they are a mythic symbol of freedom, heroism, romance, limitless possibilities. Along with that fantasy, wild horses also embody some of the intractable complexities and contradictions of modern life.
The horse signifies overcoming obstacles and how we should carry ourselves in the face of adversity. The horse spirit animal works hard to remind us to take care of our emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
so let see how this weaves it's way through our cards for today...
First card out today is the 5 of wands ( wands representative of the fire element and action) Despite the chaotic energy of the competitive nature of this card, today what I'm drawn to is the sparkling gold cast by the light of the flame, that the people in the card are fighting to get to.
It makes me think of fools gold otherwise known as Pyrite.
Pyrite is particularly stimulating to the third chakra, known as the Solar Plexus , the energy distribution centre and the chakra of relationships.
Traditionally, Pyrite is known as a stone of luck, helping to attract abundance, wealth and prosperity to the user, through its creative energies of manifestation and its encouragement of following one's dreams.
It suggests perhaps, in order for us to manifest our highest dreams for ourselves it can only be achieved through supportive, caring and loving relationships with others.
Our second card today is 8 Strength. We see our figure half woman and half lioness. She wears her heart clearly on show, in her lap sits a lamb. And we can see the infinity symbol tattooed on her left forearm.
She reminds me we can all be taken over by our animal instincts, in this case the fierce protective energy of the lioness. It comes from an overwhelming love and passion and yet can be untamed, wild even in it's expression. The lamb reminds us of a gentle innocence. If we can approach all challenges with a gentle strength, with a beginners mind and innocent heart we can navigate all challenges, throughout all of eternity with grace.
We are after all human and animal in our nature. It isn't always easy to tame our inner beast. I'm reminded that no matter what, we can be gentle with ourselves.
Our final card for today is the 3 of pentacles ( pentacles representative of the Earth element and of manifestation)
We see a group of people working together to create something of beauty. Each has their role to play and their contribution to the greater good. Through collaboration and pooling of knowledge everyone benefits. We do not have to do this alone is the message that comes to me today with this card.
The whole is greater than the Sum of its Parts, is the phrase that comes to mind.
Or as Stephen Covey said:
"Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It's the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge".