Alchemy Reading: December 22, 2011 Winter Solstice
When we sit down in our chairs an hour before sunrise, the eastern horizon of the bay is already lit with a yellow tinged, orange haze. Not counting the early morning joggers, there is only one other couple to witness the Solstice sunrise. I’m surprised. I expected a large group of light worshippers, wicca adherents, pagan participants and curious onlookers. Only a dolphin and several pelicans join us.
At the appointed time, the sun rises slowly over the horizon. The glowing horizon that was waiting overwhelms the its entrance. Turning from a faint orange glow into an increasingly brilliant white light, the sun takes command of the stage and rises eloquently in a burst of energy. Within minutes, the world awakens and birds, squirrels, people are suddenly – as if they came over the horizon with the sun – flying, playing, walking. The contrast of the cool, dark, damp earth and the blazing light of the sun is never so apparent.
Every moment of every day, the sun is giving someone the gift of eternal possibilities that spills out from its light.
How do I want to use this gift?
Tarot Reading for today:
It is a traditional reading using a Celtic Cross layout. The essence of the reading is the lack of resolve present in each of us at this time. It is the basis for much of the disruption we see in our lives and in the world around us. Emotional issues, even pain and trauma, will occur if we continue to try to stay in place as our environment – including other people – move on with the flow of change. The pain will come from the shattering of our illusions that are holding us in place. The resolution of this situation is not easy but necessary if we want to change and allow our life to move forward. We can do this by finding ways that work for us to stop concealing who we are and sharing more of how we feel. Excessive attachments to other people, possessions and viewpoints are also creating the tension, frustration and uncertainty that many of us are feeling. Finding a way to identify what we no longer need and let go of it will also allow us to move on with our lives which is just what we need to do at this time. The foundation of the reading is transcendence, not one that is to come in the distant future, but one that already is in place in our lives ready to be released based on the previous work we’ve done. Now is the time to create the soil for new growth in our lives that opens doors to the rejuvenation of our spirit.