|Crystal Visions Tarot|
This is a card I seldom pull from a deck and now I've got it twice shortly after each other. It is my Embrace card for this lunation which encourages me to focus on listening to my inner voice. (Listen is a my word for this year.) And to be honest I am having a hard time with it. Lately it is difficult to silence my inner dialogues which contain mostly worries, negative self talk and bottled up irritation.
What stood out the most in this .of The High Priestess, is the fact she is surrounded by butterflies and none of them are touching her . The guidebook tells me the butterflies are a symbol of transformation but to me, today, they are representing every fluttering thought which crosses my mind during the day and sadly sometimes at the night too
So what is her secret? Why is she able to keep them at bay?
For a new perspective on this card, I picked up one of my tarot books. For today I choose “Tarot 101” by Kim Huggens. (One of my favorites on this subject). And there I found an eye-opening sentence: “The High Priestess is the silence of true wisdom and the ability to truly listen to others and the world around, instead of trying to think of an answer”
Especially the last part of the sentence was enlightening: I don’t have to know the answers! I just have to listen; to others as well as to myself. My inner dialogues are always tempting me get involved and to come up with solutions for (non) existing problems and when I do so, the merry go round keeps on turning, because none of my answers are ever good enough. But what if I didn't fell in that trap over and over again. I don’t have to know the answers and maintain control. Sometimes things will just have to unfold by themselves and I will observe, listen and only act when needed. And again it all comes down to living in the present moment and to be mindful.