Daily Angel Oracle Card: Mermaid In A Koi Pond, from the Shapeshifters Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, artwork by Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Mermaid In A Koi Pond: “Rediscover your individuality, become the dragon.”
About Mermaid In A Koi Pond: “This mermaid has journeyed to an in between place, a place where she could be safe for a time. But while she grew safe, and while she basked in the comfort of warm waters and plenty of food, she forgot her quest and began to lose herself. It is time to strip away the camouflage that may have kept her hidden when she felt hunted. She has become complacent, and her emotions are stagnant. It is time to move on, especially from an emotional situation or a relationship that may seem safe but, in fact, is not the soul’s calling. The mermaid has only just realized her moment to move is upon her, ad she is saddened at the thought of discomfort – but she will soon move, and her sadness will be transformed into that sense of being fully alive, fully here, and that taking chances will lead to greater growth once again. Once she does, she will transform into a Dragonmaid,- the koi represents the urge to seek out the dragon self. (The Japanese believe Koi are dragons unmade.) The Koi are very brave creatures – they have enough power to forge their way upstream, even leaping through waterfalls. Once they pass this great test, as the mermaid does, they then grow into their dragon selves. They are stoic, courageous, and related to the fearsome courage of the ancient samurai. Once she breaks free from this small pond, she will have great glory and success, and will always be honorable. She will always remember where she came from.”
Mermaid in a Koi Pond Speaks: “You have taken on the markings of others, their hues and tones, their voices and mannerisms, without even knowing it. You have been like water, but instead of gathering into your own great force of finding a way through the tiniest crack to be yourself, you have stayed in a shallower pool than you were meant for. You feel sluggish, tired and very much like you are no one special. I am here to tell you that you are special, and you have grown too large for this safe haven. It is time to swim free, to somehow make it through a challenging time in front of you in order to reach a place where you can grow and flourish, and to become even more than you have dreamed of being. You have listened to advice that assures you that staying here will keep you safe. and you have been safe. But now it is time to move on. It will be worth the initial discomfort, but a great and unknown truth about your potential will be revealed.”
Divination: “Due to a time of camouflage, stasis, and dormancy, you have forgotten who you are. Now you have outgrown what once was a safe haven. It is time to move on, for you are stagnating in our current position and circumstances. There must be fresh water brought in, because there is no longer enough room for you to grow. It is time to break free and take the next challenge. Energy that you feel you lack at the moment will flow to you. You have great courage within you, and you are much more than you seem to be at present. You must take a great journey upstream to find the place where you will prosper, flower, and grow into your dragonhood – you will be most successful, and most important, you will be a great mentor once you have undertaken the climb.
Begin it now.”*
~ by Lucy Cavendish
Move forward fearlessly, Dear One, It Is Time.
You can do this.