Into the valley.
And I'm transported back to my youth by the universal comms team, with a song from The Skids "Into the Valley" a bit of a punkish start today!
As it's an old punk number, you could be forgiven for not being able to discipher many of the lyrics, no worries, I've looked them up for us.
Very interesting they are too... The lines that jump out are:
Realisations no virtue, but who can define
Those masses a line.
This disease is catching, from victory to stone
Out of concealment, blank and stark eyed
Why so uncertain, this culture deceives
Prophesised, brainwashed, tomorrow's demise
All systems failing,the placards unroll.
Cor blimey! could be the narrative of the past few months.
I think I'm going to just leave that there and let you make of it what you will.... I never know what's going to come out of these songs by the way.
On to our first card of the day,
So first out today is the 7 of wands ( wands representative of the fire element and of action).
We see a woman meditating, in her own little bubble. She has a bright shinning sun emanating from her solar plexus.
The symbol of the sun is an alchemy symbol. It is a symbol of origin that represents the completing of the Great Work. The sun represents life, influence, and strength.
The Solar Plexus, or Manipura, refers to the third chakra. It spins in the area around the abdomen above the belly button up to the breastbone. Meaning “lustrous gem” in Sanskrit, the Manipura chakra provides a source of personal power and relates to self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation, it's colour is that of a bright yellow sun.
In front of our subject we see multi coloured wands pointed towards her. Despite the feeling of the energy of those wands moving towards her, she is centred and resolute in that meditative position, nothing will disturb her alignment to her centred purpose.
Her power, strength and resilience comes from within, no matter what may be going on around her.
A reminder that the same is true of ourselves.
Our second card for today is the 2 of swords ( swords representative of the air element and of thought and intellect)
Well what can I say, her head's a shed!
She can't see which way she's headed and she isn't sure which way to turn. There may be some challenging decisions to be made, that simply can't be avoided, it's time to weigh up the options and move forward.
Our final card for today is 13 Death and Rebirth,' Into the void' are the words that come to mind with this card today.
The Void is the philosophical concept of nothingness manifested.It is the psychological and spiritual black hole that once stepped into eventually opens into a whole new universe.
At this point in our transformational process we come to a place that can only be called “the Void”. We cannot fully know how the future will manifest differently from what we experienced before 2020, it's organically unfolding as we go. Some aspects just as before, some transformed completely and some aspects as yet unknown.
It's what we might call "a work in progress", the benefit of the void is it's unmanifest opportunity to create "something out of nothing" in simple terms.
Whilst we were on the hamster wheel of pre- pandemic, we may have parked those opportunities in "Some day aisle (I'll)" now we have the chance to step into the unknown and create afresh... think about it being like the first blank page, of a brand new chapter, in a brand book..... we write the script.... it's totally ours to create.