On the wings of a dove
And a great song from the universal comms team... can't remember if we've been given this one before ? Anyway it's a fab song from my favourite band Madness " Wings of a dove"
I love the uplifting vibe of this song, it makes me want to sing and dance along, I don't know about you?
Looking at the lyrics ...
Take time for your pleasure
And laugh with love
Take the hand of another
And sing for the wings of a dove...
I know how difficult it's been not to be able to hold the hand of another throughout this unusual time, yet the sentiment of love and joy flows through this song.
Look up at the rooftops
When you`re walking round
Don`t think for a moment
Of looking down...
A reminder maybe to look for the positives, the uplifting and a nudge to where we may be putting our focus.
Let's see how this plays out in our cards today...
First card out today is 21 The World, the end of the fool's journey, returning to "The World" changed. Of course life is cyclical and as one journey ends another begins. 21 signifies new beginnings and a shift into a new cycle and the potential of new opportunities.
As I look at the woman in the card today, I see her with childlike wonder, almost like she's skipping with a skipping rope, a symbol of childhood innocence and fun.
A skipping rope maybe indicates that we need excellent balance and coordination to reach our goals right now.
The Tetrahedron shapes contained within the sacred geometry on the card jump out at me,it represents the element of Fire and is linked to the Solar Plexus; the center for personal power and acceptance. It creates the natural balance between the physical and spiritual. Each side sits flat, no matter how it is turned, making it the perfect symbol for balance and stability.
Just like the woman in our card really, carefully balancing in her suspended hoop. The hoop represents the never-ending circle of life. It has no end or beginning and reminds one that we, as a global family, are all connected.
Our second card today is the 9 of pentacles ( pentacles representative of the Earth element and of manifestation)
I'm drawn to the bird, which today appears to me as a dove.
The dove represents peace of the deepest kind. It soothes and quiets our worried or troubled thoughts, enabling us to find renewal in the silence of the mind. The dove's role is as spirit messenger, maternal symbol and liaison impart an inner peace that helps us to go about our lives calmly and with purpose.
I'm also drawn to the fact the woman is reaching out to a small orange coloured mandala (pentacle). The meaning of the word mandala in Sanskrit is circle ( we do seem to have lots of circular references today don't we?)
Representing the universe, the circular design symbolises the idea that life is never ending and everything is connected. Another repeating message here today.
The mandala also represents spiritual journey within the individual viewer ( just like the fools journey I mentioned at the beginning of this storytell). The first level of understanding is the unity throughout the cosmos and secondly the need for each individual to find their own place within it.
The orange colour signifies creativity, self-awareness, intuition and transformation.
Our final card today is the 7 of cups ( cups representative of the water element and of feelings and emotions) I'm instantly drawn to the snake in the picture today.
The snake as a spirit animal provides guidance about life changes and transitions, whether they are happening at the physical, emotional or spiritual level.
If we think of the snake shedding it's skin, it's perhaps showing us that we are always in constant growth and evolution. As we grow physically, emotionally and spiritually, it is inevitable that we outgrow aspects of our life, therefore we must discern what no longer serves us in order to move forward.
Snakes are normally close to the ground and thus they remind us to stay grounded even when moving through life changes.
In summary today, it is a time of endings and beginnings, of letting go of what no longer serves us as we move forward and transform. We are urged to stay grounded as well as taking the message of the dove... to go about our lives calmly and with purpose.