Whoomp there it is.
And what a blast from the past from the universal comms team today, reminding me of a team development day with my old Miss Selfridge crew at Drayton Manor ( you had to be there) .... It's Tag Team and "Whoomp! there it is"
I'm guessing this is a suggestion of revealing something that wasn't seen before.
Let's see shall we?
First card out today is 16. The Tower. Today I'm drawn straight to the forked lightning.
Lightning is a metaphor for human emotions such as: Fear, reverence, creativity and much more. Witnessing lightning has a tendency to churn up a whole range of internal reactions. In essence, lightning ignites our deeper selves. These bolts of energy can potentially tap into our most primal, basic emotions.
The bolt of lightning is a traditional symbol of sudden illumination and the destruction of ignorance.
Jung saw lightning as liberating the soul.
Maybe uncovering a mystery then, perhaps like our theme tune today revealing something that wasn't seen before.
Once revealed there is complete transformation.
The light behind the tree almost looks like a whirlwind as I look at it now. The whirlwind describes a situation in which a lot of things happen very quickly and are very difficult for us to control.
We see a squirrel in the foreground, the squirrel's cheerful activity is a reminder for us to play and enjoy life. Their propensity to hide acorns is a lesson in being prepared. The squirrel meaning is about surrendering and letting things happen, we have little control in any case so might as well be the observer.
The acorns we see in the card are symbolic of strength and power, as well as hard work and perseverance.
“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” ~ Napoleon Hill.
I guess this is suggesting that although there may be storms, we can stand strong in the face of whatever may come.
The second card today is the 6 of cups ( cups representative of the water element and of feelings and emotions).
A nostalgic card this one. The journey of a life stretching out across the card. This is a card of reflecting and learning from the journey, those things that give us warm fuzzy feelings and those things trigger old wounds. This is a perfect time to heal and grow from our life experiences.
I'm drawn to the bright shinning stars in the background of the card today. The word 'Supernova' comes to mind. A supernova is a powerful and luminous stellar explosion, it is of course the death of a star.
As the star explodes, chemical material created throughout the star's lifetime is blown off into space, eventually becoming part of new stars and planets. Not only does the debris create new life, but after eruption, the star's luminosity suddenly increases millions of times above its normal level.
The star seems to be relating its life story: birth, growth, death, and even afterlife, in one pivotal moment.
It could be a metaphor for our own journey, the idea of being put under great pressure to reveal a greater light. To reach the core, to uncover our essence, sometimes, we need to be challenged. Like the supernova, it can at times be painful; it but it then reveals the most amazing opportunity for us to shine brighter than ever before.
Our final card today is the 3 of swords ( swords representative of air element and of thoughts and intellect).
The words that come are "Shout, shout, let it all out" and an outpouring of thoughts and feelings follow. Whilst it can be an uncomfortable card to look at, it is in truth just a release of trapped thoughts and emotions, now being expressed to be transmuted and healed. ( think Whoomp there it is and supernova)
The red of the heart is the colour of the base or root chakra, bringing us safety, security and a firm foundation. Where we were perhaps stuck in cycles of repeating thoughts, a bit like a cognitive hamster wheel, we can now release and let go.
What we maybe had planned, the direction we were headed in before this unique time in our history may have changed beyond all recognition, we are now honouring the feeling of that disappointment perhaps, this is the opportunity to rise like a phoenix and create a new version an even better version of our life and way of being. New inspiration is on it's way.
The phoenix represents transformation, death, and rebirth in it's fire. As a powerful spiritual totem, the phoenix is the ultimate symbol of strength and renewal ( just like those acorns). As both a fire and solar symbol, the phoenix animal guide is symbolic of the sun, which “dies” in setting each night only to be reborn in rising the next morning.
So some strong themes of transformation today. Revealing that which is unseen to grow and evolve to an even greater version of ourselves and the world.