Saturday, August 9, 2014

Six of Scrolls - Almost done

Chrysalis Tarot, Six of Scrolls, Consolation
For today I've drawn one card as usual. It has been a hectic week with lots of appointments and obligations. It all went well but still was very tiring. So I pulled a card asking: what can I do to lighten my load a bit? And I pulled the Six of Scrolls from the Chrysalis Tarot. It’s keyword is Consolation. How about that. A big grey wise elephant is supporting and consoling a tired faery. He is holding for her the last scroll she has to read before she is done. The other scrolls symbolize a next cycle of learning which can wait a little longer. Sometimes you need a break before you can continue with the next project. The elephant is a connected to the elephant headed Hindu deity Ganesha, who removes obstacles and is also a god of wisdom and learning. He is the deity to go to when you’re mind is overburdened and you need help to straighten things out. When you’ve rested you can start anew with the next cycle of learning, knowing Ganesha is just behind you if you need him. This new cycle is represented by the neat stack of scrolls.

Coincidentally I wanted to start using my day planner (binder) again , instead of a digital planner on my tablet. I am going to decorate it a bit with new inserts and sticky notes etc. I hope this will help motivate me to organize my thoughts and activities more. And if not, it has been a nice creative project J

12 comments:

  1. This card made me think of a card you drew months ago called "Listening:"
    http://greyladyshearth.blogspot.com/2014/04/listening-with-open-heart_8.html
    But in that card, there's no woman, just a bird singing on the elephant's head. But now in this card, it's as if the woman/fairy heard the call and has come. :)

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    1. What a wonderful connection you've made. I think Listening must be one of Ganesha's attributes because only then can he be of help to the ones in need
      Thank you so much :)
      Hugs

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  2. Seeing the elephant holding the scroll, the message I got was "relax and read a novel" :D

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    1. That could be a very sound advice and also consistent with the travel aspect of this six. When you read a good book you travel in you mind. Toney Brooks wrote in the LWB, the larger scrolls also can mean maps from distant places you want to go to

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  3. I liked the Ganesha information. I didn't know anything about him. I love that elephant in the illustration.

    I also like the idea of the paper planner. I bought a lovely bright green diary the other week. It's extremely flexible and it's plastic cover feels great in the hand. I have a Kabbalah Centre leaflet as a bookmark and have already started paperclipping info inside and scrawling through it with my big spidery capital-letter writing :)

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    1. Yes it is a gorgeous card!
      Up till now I LOVE my paper planner. It literally feels like a brain dump. And it is so calming to have listed everything you have to remember. it grow everyt
      Your's will be bulky too before you know it:D

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  4. Wonderful card and post. I've recently had a dream of an elephant, which isn't a norm for me. I feel it was a message, one of strength and wisdom. I didn't think of support, but here it is in your words. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. The Elephant is a wonderful animal to dream about. It has a wise old grand Father/mother vibe
      Their strength and protective attributes are very evident
      The more I read about Ganesha, the less strrange I find his elephant head :)

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