Mmmm . . . one of my favorite cards. And a bit of a surprise really, as I expect this coming week to be quite active, as I work on projects for clients, refine my marketing materials and prepare for the Tarot workshops I’m going to be teaching at PSG. And the weather here is so delightful, it’s more in tune with the Sun card. We are having a run of days full of sunshine that just make you want to dance! I think of the High Priestess as more in alignment with cool, rainy weather, when it’s easier to withdraw from the world and go within.
So perhaps this is what the High Priestess asks of me this week: to make sure that I take breaks from my work schedule to feed my spirit and to listen to the voice of the Invisibles, as Sister Kim Mermaid calls them. To practice mindfulness, wherein I give my full attention to whatever I am doing, moment by moment. To be aware of the currents of energy that run just below the surface. To catch the movement happening just beyond the scope of my vision. To listen to the music just out of range of my hearing.
I started rereading one of my favorite novels last night, Forests of the Heart by Charles deLint, and it does take me directly to that in-between-the-worlds kind of place.
Listen to the voice of the wind, she says, and the voice of your dreams. Be on the lookout for signs and omens as you spend time outside. What is the voice of the river beneath the river, the sea beneath the sea? Can you understand the language of the birds? The language of the flowers?
And how about you, dear Reader? What does the High Priestess ask of you?