10 Mar ORACLE SESSIONS Weekly Forecast | March 10 – 16, 2019
Weekly Forecast | March 10 – 16, 2019
This week is all about healing and introspection – as well as manifesting (cementing) our dreams into physical form and reality. This is a week of divine insights and inspired action.
With the Sun in Pisces and Saturn in Capricorn, we have the potential to manifest our dreams and spiritual goals. Saturn supports us with its practical and down-to-earth approach to life. It assists with the needed strength and perseverance to achieve our goals. Pisces can be a month when it can be challenging to manifest our spiritual knowledge and ideas but we can take advantage of Capricorn’s gifts and use them to draw the energy of heaven down to our earth. We live in physical bodies in a physical world for a reason. It is true spirituality when we are able to positively impact the lives of others, and ourselves, in a real-world way.
The Moon and Mars have moved into the very stable and grounded Taurus. The energy of the Moon and Mars is a combination of our inner voice working with our ability to act and respond. This is an ideal time to stop before making any final decisions. We are encouraged to look within, listen to our instincts, and then take thoughtful steps of action. Potentially, you can finally gain the clarity and answers that have been waiting for you. Slow and steady always wins the race. In our spiritual practice, the more solid grounding and larger vessel we build, the more lasting Light we can reveal. We have to do the work (for healing) and we have to integrate the wisdom and knowledge into a tangible practice.
1. 4. Eight of Bows – Hearthfire: (Traditional Card: Eight of Wands): A Hearthfire gives warmth and light in the deep midwinter. Warmth of love, life, and friendship are shared generously. There is a sincere desire for celebration, security, and harmony shared with companions and kindred spirits. This also leads to the attainment of innermost peace and the feelings of personal well-being and achievement.
Hope leads to the attainment of innermost dreams, desires and security, fueling your soul with belief in yourself, your values, and natural justice. To commune with a close fellowship or friends and family, tested and loyal to a common moral code, belief or way of life, brings a blessing. A gathering of friends and family around a place of common emotional significance, symbolism and safety is a powerful experience. It acknowledges the shared consciousness of the human spirit and the bonding experiences that evolve and grow with comrades and family, whether blood relatives or those that life has randomly thrown together. We celebrate the fact that we endure, survive, thrive, and grow with the support of companionship of our chosen tribe. It is a time to be thankful and to express and receive love. It is also an emotional state of being that says, “I revere the fire that forged these relationships and I give thanks for the love that endures through life.”
Reading Points: Movement, swiftness, heading towards stability. For an ongoing situation, this card can indicate coming to a conclusion or resolution, usually positive. Possibly, repeating patterns of behavior. Or, acting from ideals and mental constructions of the right thing to do.
2. 19 The Sun of Life: (Traditional Card: The Sun): Position on the Wheel: The Sun of Life card is connected to the Green Man and Green Woman, all three representing the concept of fertility. It is associated with the element of Fire, the period of noon, and the gateway of the mind. The sun sends down energy and light that provides a source of life-enriching power to the cycle of human endeavor.
Viewed as if from the center of the summer Wildwood, the Sun of Life is surrounded by fecundity and growth. The power and importance of the sun cannot be overstated as the bringer of life, warmth, and light into the human world. Many Stone Age sites were created to mark the rising of the sun, especially at Midwinter. This was done not only out of respect for the various solar deities, but because the sun meant the coming of plentiful food and the return of life after the death of winter. It was a very real and practical salute to the source of primal power that meant survival and comfort during the warm months of the year and to the ever-renewable promise of the sun’s return after its sojourn below the horizon during winter months. Without the light of the sun on our world, life would have never begun, let alone evolved into the vast, complex and varied sprawl of fertility we now see across the face of the globe.
On a more complex level of human consciousness, the Sun of Life represents the next step into awareness of the universal mind. After the initial movement from the potential still point of the moon, the sun beckons us beyond the Earth-Lunar relationship to an awareness of concepts on a solar level. At the heart of the sun is the secret process of nuclear fusion from which everything we perceive and comprehend on a physical, galactic level was created – and will one day return to. The figure at the heart of this process reminds us that we really are made of the matter of the universe. Our physical bodies were created from the waste matter of the cooling and turning of the sun. We are truly at one with the cosmos and the same interactions between matter and energy that bind the sun together, work both within and through us, moment-by-moment.
A powerful symbol of light and fertility, the Sun of Life heralds a season blessed with joyous enlightenment, robust health and emotional harmony. As the glorious rays of cleansing sunlight spill into the shadows of your heart and life, so the warmth reaches into your very bones and energizes your spirit. It is time to let the inner sun at the core of your being shine for all to see, bringing warmth, light and harmony to others, and by doing so to connect with the consciousness of the universal mind. The Sun of Life also beckons you to see beyond the noise and clatter of human reality and become aware of the vastness and generosity of the cosmic soul.
Some Sun Deities: Amaterasu (Japan), Apollo (Greece and Rome), Freyr (Norse), Garuda (Hindu), Helios/Helius (Greece), Lugh (Celtic), Re/Ra (Egypt), Sol/Sunna (Norse)
In readings, the Sun card brings happiness. It shows a joyous time, a moment that is simple and fulfilling. Simplicity is one of its hallmarks, and while the traditional meanings include prosperity, it is not so much great riches as it is about enjoying life without worry.
3. 9 The Hooded Man: (Traditional Card: The Hermit):
Position on the Wheel: The Hooded Man stands at the Midwinter Solstice (Dec. 21st), Associated with Earth and the dark sun, this is the time of solitude and contemplation. It is the gateway of death and rebirth, the womb of the Earth.
After the trials and tribulations of dealing with the primal forces that confront you on the Wheel of the Year, a space is needed for stillness and contemplation. For the spiritual warrior or seeker looking for esoteric knowledge, the complex matrix of symbolism and insight may confuse the intellect and shake reality. The Hooded Man offers a steadfast light in the midwinter world and a steady staff on which to lean and gather your mental resources. His shining lamp illuminates the darkest recesses of fear and incomprehension and guides the way to the doorway that leads into the heart of the great tree. He knows that knowledge is light and is sometimes only earned with sacrifice and stoicism. Such things offer admittance to the mystery of the woodland and show the seekers how they may find the wisdom to advance through the wilder reaches of the forest. Within its ancient heart lie locked countless secrets, and the profoundest treasures of wisdom.
The Hooded Man survives even in the cold empty winter landscape because of his wisdom and his will. He is at one with the harshness of the climate because he draws upon the strength of the evergreen holly that even the winter cannot turn to dust and has stored spiritual nourishment to sustain him. (“Man cannot live on bread alone.” Matthew 4:4) He has absorbed the lessons and knowledge that his journey has afforded him; and to those who have followed his path, and now are tired and in need of solace, he waits to pass on his wisdom, comfort, and guidance.
On a small rock nearby is the wren, the sacred bird of kings, revered as an oracle and a keeper of secret wisdom. The wren is an ancient totem bird that flew highest of all creatures by riding on the back of the great eagle, thus earning itself the title, ‘king of all birds.” It serves as a reminder that the smallest of Earth’s creatures is capable of soaring to the greatest heights and seeing beyond the furthest horizon.
The time of rebirth is both inward and mystical and yet outward and universal, beyond the narrow boundaries of human civilization and oral codes.
The time of the Hooded Man is here. Whether he appears in the guise of an inner guide and mentor or simply as a state of mind, you will understand that now is a time to withdraw and rest. After a long journey through the Wildwood, many emotions and experiences need to be absorbed (integration). This is the beginning of understanding – not just of yourself, but of the universe. The hermit-like Hooded Man appears differently for everyone. Whether through meditation or solitude in the mountains or a silent retreat, through prayer or traveling to a secluded place, his light will illuminate the way to the heart of the endless cycle of being.
4. Seven of Stones – Healing: (Traditional Card: Seven of Pentacles): After physical or emotional sickness or injury, a time of inner rest and rejuvenation is required. Patient and peaceful healing comes from a spiritual source. Wholeness and recovery will follow a serious physical or emotional wounding.
One of the deepest stages of healing and recovery after any emotional trauma or physical injury is forgiveness. If the healing is from a relationship issue, we often hold onto the pain, mistakenly believing that it keeps us close to the source of that pain. Sometimes, we hang onto a sense of loss, loneliness, and betrayal associated with these feelings as one questions one’s own motives and actions. Yet, if you have acted with integrity and sincerity, there is no need for regret; it is a waste of energy and healing focus. If regret is present, more work may be required to understand the underlying cause. One of the elements inherent in bringing healing and closure to any situation is acceptance along with self-forgiveness. We are neither perfect nor omnipotent and, therefore, we make mistakes. The acceptance of these simple truths can bring healing to the suffering soul.
Other Reading Points: Satisfaction with work. The successful and exciting launching of a new and significant project. Contemplation of work done or needing to be done. Enjoyment of nature.
5. Three of Stones – Creativity: (Traditional Card: Three of Pentacles): Associated with the Green Woman. An artist listens to the inner voice and hears the wind song of the universe. The courage, freedom and skill that allow the artist to mediate this energy must be refined and focused for effective and meaningful achievement.
The practical manifestation of creative energy requires a clear and open channel to the inspirational forces and impulses of the universe. Allowing this energy to flow through you is a rich and rewarding gift in itself. Just as releasing your dreams and desires into the universal consciousness always brings a response, so the releasing of creative energy invites into the artist the healing and enriching fuel from which further insight and visionary stimulus flows. This emotional and spiritual relationship with divine inspiration allows the subconscious mind to delve deeply and summons the intuitively creative power that actualizes work. Artistic beauty takes many forms and presents itself in a variety of ways, but the relationship with the subconscious formative energy, whether through music, painting, sculpture or poetry, reminds us of the personal and intimate connection we all should share with the universal consciousness.
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