The Sun

Daily Draw: Five of Wind and Child of Fire

Ok, so here’s the thing. The world is a scary place right now. Hell, it’s probably always been a scary place in one way or another. It just seems like there’s a lot floating around right now to worry about, to be afraid of, to try to second-guess your way around. We’re all doing it, just trying to find our way through the morass. Worries are nibbling away at our foundations, and anxiety is high because of course it is. Donald Trump could conceivably become President of the United States in less than a year, and he’s not even the worst candidate for that job. No wonder people want to tune out and listen to John Denver music for the next twelve months. But today’s wisdom is telling us not to surrender to our fears. Do something today. Do anything. Get moving. Let yourself approach old roads and pathways with new eyes because you might have been missing things all this time that will serve you well now if you’re able to start seeing them. Think: beginner’s mind. Think: tabula rasa. Think: starting over is a good thing. Nurture the fire in your heart, your own inner sun, and don’t give in to fear.


Daily Draw: Mimir’s Fountain and The Rheingold

Today’s draw is an interesting combination of seeking wisdom and being sneaky about it while you’re doing it — actually, “sneaky” isn’t the right word. It’s more like not letting everyone know you’re going out in search of it. Let people believe whatever they want to believe, and just do your thing. The Sun charm indicates that all is well right now, and you’ve been blessed on your quest. Don’t give away what’s due you, and don’t let everyone know where your secrets are stashed. Just quietly, efficiently, and with determination, DO YOU.


Daily Draw: The Sword and The Dragon

Today’s draw indicates a manifestation of long-term ideas and plans, something that has been in pieces for a long time but is now beginning to draw together into a more visible whole. Focus on what you really want from your life, how you want to spend your days and nights, what matters most to you, and what constitutes prosperity, wealth, and a happy life for you. Don’t go by someone else’s definitions: define those qualities for yourself in a clear-cut and down-t0-earth way. Then see what you can do with what you’ve already got at hand to make these things happen for yourself.


Daily Draw: The Owl and Child Spirit

Today’s draw requires us to pay attention, but to do so with the wonder and honesty of a child. Our Inner Child. Let that child see through your eyes today. Let Her out to play in the rain (or whatever the weather is where you are). You will find the answers you’re looking for when you let go of adult cynicism, which may be perfectly justified, don’t get me wrong, there’s no judgment here — just let go of it for a little while, and let the playfulness and open-eyed, slack-jawed wowser-ness of a child experiencing life come out. See different. Experience different. Listen different.


Daily Draw: The Shield and Apple Blossom

Today’s draw reminds us that we are more thoroughly protected and blessed than we realize, and the protection is as obvious and ever-present as the sun. Let yourself be guided by your passions today, and follow your luck. It’s ok to have hopes and dreams — now is the time of year for that. Let the cycle flow, and get yourself in alignment with it. Do what you enjoy, and if you’re currently stuck doing something you don’t enjoy, don’t fret. You aren’t the only one. Generations before you worked hard for whatever they could get, and found their joys in places other than work. You can do the same, and relieve yourself of the pressure of following your bliss. Besides, there’s lucky energy in the air today, so maybe take a chance and do something outside of your routine.


Daily Draw: Three of Wands and Five of Swords

First off, darlings, your Oracle is going to Pantheacon in San Jose, so divinations will be intermittent over the next four days. Pantheacon yay!

Ok, now for this mess. There is SO much going on here that it’s going to be hard to focus today. You’ve worked hard and gotten yourself ready to face things, but you’re being pulled in multiple directions simultaneously and that’s not good. Get your protective shields up, root yourself in your traditions and good habits, and answer meanness and petty problems with a big smile and an overpowering, “No Problem!” attitude. You can handle anything they throw at you, and you have more help than you know. Don’t trust the naysayers, and let their worries and fidgets be their own problem, not yours.


Daily Draw: Sleipnir, Swadilfari, and Odrörir

Today’s draw is about harnessing the energies of both peace and storm, keeping your head down, and having faith that you will receive inspiration from the gods whenever you need it. No, seriously, that’s it. It couldn’t be clearer. There is a mad sort of balancing act that happens when both the sun and storms rage and battle for dominance of the skies. Both are happening, both are immensely powerful, and you can tap into each. But you’ve got to get to work. Dig in, be relentless, and unlock the sources of inspiration in your heart (or the liquor cabinet–and I’m only half-kidding here: look at the third card: the keys are on the drinking horn of inspiration, so maybe it’s time to unleash the spirits and go with that flow). There is a powerful source of light in each card below. Let yourself be guided (or inspired!) and do your best to just get as much done as you can. Draw power from the sun. Draw power from the rain. Pay attention to the still small voice in the back of your head. And then GO.

Deck: Das Germanische Gotterorakel