What do we most need to know for the coming week?
I’m just back from our annual Mermaid Retreat, where I gather each year with my sister priestesses from the Circle of Stella Maris. We’ve been together nearly fifteen years. This is a time we all cherish, when we go deep with each other and bear witness to the stories we each have to offer. This year, amidst the good food and walks by the water, we realized that we need to brush up on our conflict resolution skills. So I was not surprised to see the Guardian of Air appear today. I am still pondering what happens when each woman in a group speaks her truth, and sometimes one person’s truth is hurtful to another, even when that was not the intention. I am considering taking some local classes on Empowered Communication, which come highly recommended from people I trust. I think it will be a good move, if I can just figure out how to fit it into my schedule.
Here’s what I wrote in the Gaian Tarot companion book about the Guardian of Air:
When you get this card in a reading . . .
The Guardian of Air brings clarity to every situation, even if it hurts. She sees straight through to the core of things, making her very candid and direct. She teaches us to cut away everything that is extraneous, until only the truth of the matter remains. She bestows gifts of skillful communication, whether writing, speaking, or editing. The Guardian of Air places great value on self-discipline and has little patience with those who do not. This may be reflected in an autonomous, or austere lifestyle. Now is not the time to shrink from making difficult decisions. It is time to speak the truth loudly, boldly, and with great integrity.
I declare my own truth with candor and clarity.
What does this card say to you, dear Readers?