The beginning of your journey...
The beginning of your journey...
Initial Impression: Doctors or manifesting what you want to see in this world.
Symbols or Images in the card: A man is standing in front of a table that holds one of each of the symbols found in the suits - he is able each one, able to wield and get the most out of each one. He has one arm up in the air and one arm pointing to the ground. The phrase I have heard with this card is, "As above, so below." The Magician is able to channel energies from above and bring them below to earth, grounding them and manifesting them. He is a conduit of energy, able to harness it and use it, making things happen, making things change.
This card has come up twice in the past week or so to discuss doctors and how we want them to be miracle workers. In reality, doctors are just people doing the best they can with the research given to them. Sometimes it creates miracles. Sometimes doctors just help a body to heal on its own. Sometimes, despite all their efforts, people don't get better.
We all need to see the energies from above to be manifested in amazing ways in the below. I like to think of this harnessing of energy akin to what it must have been like to harness electricity and learn how to use it for a purpose. What it was like to imagine a washing machine, to build it, and then get it to work for the first time. Same with the necessary inventions in life like the car or the vacuum.
Magicians are healers and inventors. People who do the miraculous with the ordinary.
What does this mean for today? Well, today I'm having my annual at the oncologist after being 8 years out of chemo for Hodgkin's. My best friend from high school is actively dying from a brain tumor and might not live out the week. The balance - yin and yang - life and death - surviving and not surviving, all displayed in this giant arena of my life at this moment. I don't know if I would be feeling so much survivor's guilt at the moment if this moment - my annual and her passing - weren't so close to each other.
And to take this out of hte personal, we all know someone who is working on their own survivorship. We all know someone who is struggling with tests, diagnoses, and many doctors appointments. We all know someone who is looking to feel better than they currently do. They are turning to doctors, Magicians, people who take power from above and make it so below, helping our bodies to harness that power. (I know that's not really what happens, but this is all metaphor, right?)
We all have wild ideas too. Ideas that are hard to harness and we often think, I can't do that. What if I fail??
But what if you soar? What if you take off and go to heights you never expected?
How do you harness the energy and help bring the energy from above into the here and now? It's so hard to see how that is possible. Today is looking for ways to bring light, energy, and what-if from above and make it alive down here into today?
What new and exciting thing do you want to see in your life or in the lives of others and how do you make that happen?
Greeting Card Message: It only seems impossible because it's never been done before. However, with hard work, dedication, and a sense of untarnishing belief you can make that which you dream of a reality.