Card of the Week: The Vision Quest

The Vision Quest card from Mystical Shaman Oracle Deck.

Mystical Shaman Oracle Deck is where I pulled a card for reflection this upcoming week. The card I drew was The Vision Quest.

During the vision quest, one can face their fear, receive guidance, and meet Spirit Guardians or Totem Animals. When we feel stuck, or without direction, a vision quest can help by bringing guidance and perspective into our lives. We can face our flaws, and see our potential and opportunities ahead of us.

This week, try to spend time alone in nature and ask Spirit to send guiding vision to help you on your path. Spend this time being quiet. Watch and listen for signs. This could be the sound of a bird, the wind blowing through the trees, or a fish leaping from the river. Reflect upon what you hear and see. If a bird, insect, fish, reptile, or other animal appears to you, it may have an important message for you. Look up the spiritual meaning of the creature(s) that you see, for there may lie the guidance you seek.

Card of the Week: Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.

This weeks card comes from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck, I drew the Eight of Swords.

This card depicts a woman who is bound, and blindfolded. There are eight swords in the ground surrounding her. She feels helpless. But, the binds that tie her are loose; she could easily slip out of them, remove her blindfold and move the swords out of her way to free herself.

The Eight of Swords symbolizes that which you believe is holding you back, but, actually, it is only the perception of the situation that is holding you back. It is a representation of your inner fears and anxieties.

This week, you may believe that you have no control over a situation, and feel trapped by it. However there is likely a way around this, you just need to “open your eyes” and expand your ideas to see that you are not really trapped. It may take just a bit of work and overcoming your insecurities, but it is possible. You are not tied to your current situation, and not as helpless as you may think you are.

Card of the Week: The High Priestess

The High Priestess card from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.

This week’s card comes from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck. I drew The High Priestess.

This card depicts a woman in spiritual robes, with a headpiece depicting the three phases of the moon. There is a curtain behind her blocking the view. But, when looking closely, you can see water behind the curtain, a lake.

The High Priestess appearing is an indication that this week is a time to withdrawal and reflect; to contemplate and seek peace more than the answers. As you are doing this, the answers may come.

The High Priestess may also indicate a secret that is being guarded, or there is some hidden aspect which could be having an affect on you. This could be a secret you are keeping, or one that is being kept from you by someone else. Or you are not seeing something which could be affecting you, it is hidden from your view and you may need to seek it out in order to find it. This is not intended to cause paranoia, but something to reflect upon. Use your intuition to help you.