Today's storytelling .
A little late on the storytelling today, regardless of it being a Sunday, its been a pretty busy day.
The universal comms team were quick to respond to the cards with a classic Diana Ross tune "Upside down"
I don't know about you, I'm doing well to work out what day of the week it is in truth, everything is a bit upside down on that front 😀
So onto our first card today the 9 of cups (cups representative of the water element , feelings and emotions)
The number 9 is revered in Hinduism and considered a complete, perfected and divine number because it represents the end of a cycle.
In Norse mythology, the universe is divided into nine worlds which are all connected by the world tree Yggdrasil.
In Norse mythology as well, the number nine is associated with Odin, as that is how many days he hung from the world tree Yggdrasil before attaining knowledge of the runes.
Yggdrasil is the tree of life, and it is an eternal green Ash tree; the branches stretch out over all of the nine worlds in Norse mythology, and extend up and above the heavens.
The Ash Tree brings illumination.Humorous and Light-Hearted, a tree of many parts, strong and worthy outside and quicksilver light within.
We see a woman jumping for joy , a treasure trove of abundance behind her. She is illuminated by a bright golden light.
Such a feeling of uplifting energy comes with this card.
Our second card today is a quick return of the 8 of pentacles (pentacles representative of the earth element and manifestation)
Today I notice the feeling of busy energy around the card, regardless of the woman sitting, it feels that there has previously been a level of overwhelming work that had to be done and sorted out.
There appears to be an amount of procrastination ( by choice) going on ( how differently a card can appear hey?)
Instead of getting on with what needs to be done she is instead taking time to meditate and focusing on the candle, she doesn't even look at the papers piling up !
Our final card for today is 12 The hanged man.
1+2= 3 so this card is paired with The Empress. The hanged man is suspended, almost like the umbilical cord ... still connected to The Empress awaiting new birth.
In this pause the woman in our card has found enlightenment, she sees the world from a different angle. We see runic symbols swirling below her.
When we consider our story today, the world 🌎 has indeed been turned upside down.
We have come to the end of a cycle, the way things were, bought to an abrupt end.
From this most upending experience, among the challenge we have also rediscovered treasures we had long since forgotten.
Our busy hamster 🐹 wheel existence has been replaced with an amount of stillness and deep reflection.
Our surrender has been enforced, no struggle can force our rebirth to quicken.
It is in this surrender that we become truly enlightened to how the new world 🌎 can and must be.
I was sent the following video here on Facebook. It seems appropriate to today's post to share it with you.