Wheels within wheels
Interesting that the universal comms team should give me the title of a song I've never heard before. On listening it is quite a beautiful melody. Whilst the lyrics may not make sense at the moment to the storytelling (of course that may unfold) there is an overall feeling of "opening the heart" that threads through them.
So into our first card for today, the 8 of pentacles is back ( pentacles representative of the earth element and manifestation)
Interestingly today it holds a completely new meaning in our story. I feel a pull back to the past, reminiscing over history, looking back over our journey, all that we have lived, learned, loved and experienced.
The old feather quill pen and candle bring thoughts of Dickens and tales of Scrooge.
The most dominant metaphors in "A Christmas Carol" are the three spirits who visit Scrooge.
"The Ghost of Christmas Past" is a personification of memory. In order for Scrooge to grow as a human being, he must remember his past and learn both positive and negative lessons from it.
The light that shines from this ghost's head symbolises the "illumination" which can come from reflecting on one's past.
"The Ghost of Christmas Present" is a personification of generosity.
This ghost symbolises generosity, which for Dickens is at the heart not only of Christmas but also of a truly human life.
The ghost stands for generosity not only of material goods, but especially of spirit.
"The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come" is a personification of the relentless march of time towards both a fixed and an unfixed end.
Resembling traditional depictions of the Grim Reaper, this Ghost may be seen as symbolising death, the common lot of all human beings.
When Scrooge asks to erase the writing on his own headstone, however, he is not asking for immortality; rather, he is asking that his life before his inevitable death be of a different quality than it would be otherwise.
Its stern presence warns that time waits for no one; should you wish to change your life, do so today. The fact that your life will end is fixed; the meaning that your life will have had is up to you.
Wow,pretty deep stuff this morning!
Next we are looking at the ever turning wheel of life,10 The Wheel .
Today I'm very much drawn to the dice around the neck of the woman in the card.
Dice represents the part fate plays in our lives, but only in the sense that it appears to be chance to us because we do not understand or ever see the entire plan of the great universal work going on behind the scenes.
The two colours of the dice are to remind us that the universe was constructed around the idea of two contrasting forces, the black destructive forces and the white creative forces.
White is predominant on a traditional dice because the objective of the great work of the universe is ultimately one of creation, but one cannot create unless one destroys the old, as such destruction is a key part of the process.
Our final card today is the 2 of wands ( wands representative of the fire element and action)
Today I'm drawn to the globe of the 🌎 world.
The globe appears in atlases and astronomical handbooks. It is the symbol of the emperor and the fool, the scholar and the idiot. All archetypes we can embody as human beings on our journey through life.
The image of the globe can symbolise the salvation of mankind and also its undoing.
The globe we see in the card is of course a representation of our earth(as we know the earth element is representative of manifestation) It also depicts the micro of the macro.
Maybe a reminder that every small act we choose as individuals is reflected in the collective consciousness of the whole of humanity.
Our plans for the future are laden with wonderful opportunities if we can learn the lessons of the past and of the present that we are currently being gifted from this life changing experience.
What we create of our future is in each of our hands.
"Nature needs your care.
Animals need your attention.
People need your light.
The world needs your love.
There are five kinds of love:
veritable love for God, your parents,
your life partner, your friends,
and the most difficult of all, your neighbour.
How can you make a difference in the world?
Help one person at a time.