And from the universal comms team, the song of the same name from Heaven 17.
The lyrics that jump out at me are :
"But it's too late to hesitate, we can't keep on living like this.
Leave no track, don't look back".
I feel a mixture of needing to break free from constraints and yet also a recognition that perhaps the way we were living before could not continue.... that we cannot look back to that .
So on to our first card of today 15 The Devil. I know ... people tend not to like him showing up, yet as I've said before there are no good or bad cards.
The clue is in the band title of our song today "heaven 17". Our devil once came from heaven, before he fell from grace. ( he basically got a bit above himself , letting his ego get the better of him)
The Latin word "lucifer" means "morning star" the name for the planet Venus or, as an adjective,"light-bringing."
He shows up to illuminate those little dark corners that may still be lingering within us.
He nudges us to delve into those shadows, to shine a spot light and take a look at any remaining unhealthy and unhelpful habits and thinking patterns, so that they can be transmuted and transformed.
We can see he holds out his hand to take us on that journey of self exploration.
We see a small figure on strings, like a puppet, head held in his hands.
I hear the phrase " as above, so below" and yet in this context I take it to mean that what we believe to be our conscious awareness of the world is really driven by our unconscious depths.
He comes to shine a light on those dark receses of our mind, so that we may be truly liberated from that which holds us back from moving forward, into a lighter and brighter, future, instead of being tempted by old, out worn patterns .
Our second card us the 4 of pentacles (pentacles representative of the earth element and manifestation).
She is stable and secure in her world. Safe, abundant and provided for .
The song 🎵 lyrics "
"Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see.
Bluebirds singing a song, nothing but bluebirds all day long.
Never saw the sun shining so bright, never saw things going so right."
A lighter brighter time really does await us .
Our final card today is 12 The hanged man.
Wow look at the illumination she has reached having surrendered to the wait.
What a gift this time of stillness has granted her. Maybe the world was suddenly turned upside down, but without that, she may never have had that paradigm shift.
The new world is almost within her grasp now. She has only a little while longer to hold on.
So in summary today, it feels that we are on the continuing journey of our illumination.
It's nearly time, its so close now to us being born to the "new, new" to coin a phrase I've heard a lot recently.