Tuesdays Shamans Oracle
I know…it’s not Sunday (!) but I figured it had been awhile since I had updated so any day of the week is better than no day, right – plus sometimes I need my cards on other days so I am going to be shaking it up a little from now on…posting weekly but not always the same day.
The Shaman of Foresight
“I am the Shaman of Foresight. I travel the road before you, bringing back reports of what lies ahead. I can teach you to see beyond the moment, to live in such a way that whatever new task you undertake, you are always ready to adjust accordingly. I prepare the way ahead, ensuring that wherever your journey leads, you will enter into each new moment with clear intent and true perception.”
Foresight enables us to find the way toward our own destiny. It takes us safely past obstacles or traps, beyond stormy seas into calmer waters. For our ancestors the ability to imagine what might happen next would often have meant the difference between life and death. In our own lives foresight means being prepared for every eventuality. The Shaman of Foresight helps us to work on our expectation so that we are ready for whatever life throws at us. The image on this card shows the handprint enclosed in a cage: foresight shows us how we may avoid such captivity in the first place.
Keyword Interpretations: Preparedness; Being Watchful; Transcending the moment; Looking ahead; Interpreting signs; Taking advice; Acting intentionally; Listening to instincts, dreams and visions.
My personal interpretation of the card for me at this time:
This card rings so true for me – the past weeks have been filled with anxiety and things have just calmed down. Sometimes we can want things and they aren’t what is best for us…but we don’t always know this at the time. Sometimes we listen to the wise counsel of those around us and sometimes we don’t have access to that so we have to rely on our own gut instinct. I am lucky enough to have both – not that I get things right…oh no…probably the opposite. Never one to do things by halves I always make a mistake at least twice…most learning in life is usually best done via experience although the experience is not always happy or fun!
I was trying to make some big decisions and well my gut shook me to my core in order to give me a wake-up call. I ended up with a whole week nearly of severe anxiety…it was not fun or good but I am grateful for it. I suppose that’s an odd thing to say but it stopped me making a huge mistake so I am grateful for it. My intuition kicked in through my gut and I also got the same wise counsel from those around me.
I need to know what I can take on in life – if I take on too much I get ill and stressed. This has led me to having an outlook which can be quite cynical sometimes…I feel limited by my own limitations. But I also need to stop looking at situations with an “All or Nothing” attitude. It doesn’t serve me to have this attitude in life…I need to temper my attitude with patience and gratitude for the things I can do and break tasks down till they are manageable – if something after I do that is still unmanageable and makes me ill then I have to let it go. In the end you have to decide if something is worth making yourself ill over, or stressed over – if it is then adjust but if it isn’t and your life is truly calmer without it then go with your gut – this is what I have had to do.
Letting go is not something I do easily but the time when the veil is thin is gets easier…you are reminded that in order for new life, changes, transformation etc you have to be willing to let go of something in your life – something that doesn't work or that is no longer something you need in your life.
This dark season, of Samhain, is the time to look within. It is also a time to discard that which is no longer necessary and retrieve what you do want – nurture that seed within, give it a place where the void is from what you have discarded...and fill it with love and strength.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Samhain this year – I have already celebrated it but I shall be lighting a candle and doing more meditation on the Samhain cross quarter day (this is when the sun reaches 15°Scorpio) – so if you haven’t yet looked deep within or haven’t celebrated your own Samhain yet – there is always still time!
*As always the card meaning and image are taken from "The Shaman's Oracle"