Saturday, January 1, 2011

1/1/11—Being Genuine

Weekend Reading: Guardian of Air from the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert. For this reading, I asked the cards to bring all of us a consideration to take into the new year. Read comment below to see what that message is.
The Guardian of Air asks nothing more of us than to be genuine. And that means to put aside passive/aggressive agendas, letting go of the need to garner any kind of response, and cutting through to your own truth. This can be difficult if, most people, you're used to living in the drama. And if you're someone who has had it with the drama of the people around you, chances are you're one of the people creating drama. Relationships are dynamics and something you're doing is adding to the dynamic.

There are a number of reasons why this card is significant to me. One, when I ordered my limited edition print from the Gaian, this is the card I chose. The woman in it is ringing a crystal bowl, which some of you may know I have a collection of. And the owl is flying in, which some may also know my affinity with owls. She sits in a snowy, mountainous setting. Visually, she embodies so much of who/what I am in my soul that I truly identify with the card.

Another reason is that the Guardian of Air is analogous to the Queen of Swords, which is the card we chose just a couple of days ago. The perfectionist. That was the meaning in that deck and in this deck it speaks to clarity of thought, heart and speech. The downside can be that people get hurt by your stinging candor. The upside is integrity and an expanded sense of freedom from angst. Again, your candor is truly without agenda if you're in the spirit of the Guardian of Air. So your intention would never be to hurt or get a response, just to speak your truth, clearly and frankly. It can bring great freedom. And it will also begin to attract people into your life that don't take things so personally and don't respond so defensively. So it's something to consider in the new year. Are your intentions neutral? And are you speaking your truth?

Here's Joanna's affirmation for this card:
I declare my own truth with candor and clarity.

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