Starlight, star bright.
And from the universal comms team we have Coldplay and "A sky full of stars"
'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars
'Cause you light up the path
Such a heavenly view
Let's see how this starlight, star bright shows up in our cards today...
First card today is the page of pentacles. Balancing carefully on the earth. What comes to mind here for me today is the fine balance between the needs of mother nature and the material needs of man, along with the balance between the divine masculine and the divine feminine.
It feels like this Page is at a pivot point, or sweet spot, again a reference to that point of balance.
She knows that it's a delicate step she takes into a new beginning.
Behind her we see spruce trees, labelled ‘The Tree of Birth’; their scented evergreen needles signify resilience and strength. This is the reason the tree is also associated with Artemis,the Goddess of the Moon, associated with hunting, nature and protector of women ( or maybe in our case mother earth or the divine feminine), as well as renewal, resilience and resurgence, as these are all qualities she prized above all others.
Spruce signifies a potentially difficult period in our life. Our resilience may have been tested on an emotional and physical level. This is a time of tapping into our inner reserves and not giving up even if we feel tired and worn out. Spruce reminds us of our inner resilience and to not give up now.
Our second card today is the 10 of swords... in the traditional Rider Waite, this is the card that appears with the person laying on the ground, face down with 10 swords in their back.
Not always considered the most cheery of cards, yet as I've said many times before, there are no good or bad cards.
Yes, things may not have worked out how we had planned, or expected and yet there is still hope on the horizon. Whilst these transformational times may be challenging, out of such illumination of the darkness , our resilience, creativity and strength often come to the fore.
The message of this card is to reflect on what we have learned through this period in our history, what will we take forward onto that new horizon?
Our final card for today is the 3 of cups. Ah, I see strength in family, kinship, friendships, community and bonds. If there's something to be learned from this time, this card suggests that it is in the strength, support and resilience we can muster when we come together. This is how we strike a balance or redress a balance that had gone array.
There's a higher spiritual feel to this card and the connections to the stars within it. The message I hear is we are not alone, we are never alone. We can count on our community.... and when I say that it feels vast... not just our immediate community, not just our local community, not even our global community.... I mean beyond that, way beyond that.
I'm urged to say, look up to the stars, not down to your feet!
Perhaps we are thinking too small, perhaps we are being asked to expand our thinking, as our song choice from the universal comms team suggests for us today.
After all as Einstein taught us:
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking ( or being I'd like to add ) we used when we created them".
~ Albert Einstein