Ray of light.
And a fabulous little ditty from the universal comms team today... Madonna's " Ray of light".
Wow, just watching the video makes my head spin. A little like life before our enforced reset perhaps ?
Doing a little bit of background research Madonna wrote the song and album of the same name, after the birth of her daughter Lourdes.
Lourdes, a town in southwestern France, that was popularised as a given name, after St. Bernadette experienced visions of the Virgin Mary there in 1858.
No surprise then that "Ray of Light" is largely about spiritual transformation.
So let's see how this theme progresses throughout our cards today...
Our first card today is 9 The Hermit.
Through life experience, the hermit has learned the value and magnitude of inner wisdom and is now in a position to awaken others to their own light and higher self.
Leading by example, the hermit shows us how to handle hardship with grace and understanding, whilst inspiring others to do the same.
The hermit does not draw a line between any race, religion, or ways of life, it gives space and respect to everybody.
A healthy lack of judgement and bias allows the hermit to see everyone as valuable and worthy of support.
A perfect depiction of Madonna's need for hermitage from the hectic 🌎 world perhaps?
Certainly an apt reflection for us as we witness protest and outcry across the USA and here in the UK.
Our second card today is the 2 of wands (wands representative of the fire element and action).
We see a young woman longing for adventure, whilst comfortable at home 🏡.
She plans her travels and dreams of the potential future.
She is at a choice point, stay in her comfortable surroundings or venture out into the world of possibility.
It's time for her to step up. To take action.
Our final card today is the 8 of pentacles(pentacles representative of the earth element and manifestation)
The meaning of the number 8 is harmony, peace and balance. It is a symbol that helps us make decisions that are beneficial to us in our life.
The pentacles in the card remind me of the moon's phases.
Of course we have just had a full moon and eclipse.
The Full Moon is a time when we’re naturally accelerated, energy is flowing and things will naturally come to a head.
Emotions are heightened now, too. It’s a great time to give thanks, for the things that have reached fullness, it’s a great time to consider that which we can now let go of.
In astrology, eclipses are believed to realign us with our fate by causing unavoidable and often unexpected changes in our lives.
Couple that with the appearance of fast moving teal and turquoise beneath the feet of our young woman in the card and change is definitely afoot.
Teal is the colour of the Ananda kanda.
Just below the heart Chakra, is said to be a space called the ''Ananda Kanda'' which means the ''root of bliss''.
“As great as the infinite space beyond is the space within the lotus of the heart. Both heaven and earth are contained in that inner space, fire and air, sun and moon, lighting and stars.
Whether we know it in this world or know it not, everything is contained in that inner space”
- Chandogya Upanishad
So in summary today it would seem we are at a pivotal moment.... do we embrace the energy of spiritual growth, change and transformation... or stay inside our well worn comfort zone?
Ultimately, we have to evolve beyond our current world challenges.... I guess the real choice is one of choosing to make the change happen, or being made to make
the change happen.
"The only way that we can live, is if we grow.
The only way that we can grow is if we change.
The only way that we can change is if we learn.
The only way we can learn is if we are exposed.
And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open.
Do it. Throw yourself.
- C. JoyBell C.