This weeks Soul-Full Sunday Oracle Guidance is from the Druid Craft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, 2004. Illustrated by Will Worthington. St. Martin’s Press.
We begin the week with the Nine of Pentacles, and what a great place to start! You’re in a comfortable position, just where you need to be right now. You’ve worked hard to get closer to the place you wish to be, whether this is materially, emotionally, or spiritually, you’ve come a long way baby. Your firm footing and self-aware persona bring you a sense of peace and accomplishment.
For me, this card represents an ideal. It is an enlightened place of harmony – from both within and without.
“It is possible that you are enjoying the benefits of a successful and full life on your own, and you may now have the opportunity to pursue solitary interests or paths that you have previously been unable to explore. Generally this card indicates a productive, active and settles life, which is self-assured and spiritually aware.” (pg 89)
The middle of the week brings us the energy of the Justice card. Last week we also had the Justice energy showing the need for balance. With the Nine of Pentacles our position has improved, our balance has achieved a higher level. Whatever actions you have recently taken to improve the balance in your life, have paid off. Justice depicts the power of true understanding that leads to right choice and action in the world. Any decision or action you make lay the ground work for yours and possibly the next generation. You need to continue to exercise discrimination when weighing your choices.
“When coming to a decision you have to judge whether the time has come for severity – in other words, for discipline, for saying no, or for removing something from your life – or for mercy, for acceptance, for saying yes. Both approaches can be undertaken with compassion and understanding.” (pg 135-136)
Our journey, the path we walk, is indeed a delicate balance to maintain.
We wind down the week with the energy of the High Priest. The High Priest is a spiritual leader and teacher.
The message of The High Priest Is:“There is a value in discipline and routine to maintain the connection between your spiritual and your worldly life. Tradition, ceremony, initiation, spiritual teachings and practice – all these help you to remain in touch with the spiritual, withing yourself and within the world around you.” (pg. 117-118)
The High Priest can indicate your desire to continue your studies on an academic level as well as a spiritual level. What are your traditions in these arena’s? History has shown us the importance in our culture of certain traditions, religious doctrines, and education. You are encouraged to explore these areas to further enrich your life and bring a better understanding of yourself and your role in your world. “The High Priest represents the people, the books, and the religious and spiritual systems that have evolved to help seekers on their quest. Each of us will need a different degree of structure and discipline as we undertake our journey, and when The High Priest appears in a reading it can indicate either a figure in your life who can guide and counsel you, or a need to follow a tradition that will offer your initiation, teachings and practices that will help you in your quest for the Mystical Marriage-marriage between the inner and outer self, between the God and Goddess within, between the spiritual and the mundane. (pg 117)