Daily Angel Oracle Card: The World Tree, from the Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard
The World Tree: “In this card, the elementals, in their relation to the changing of the seasons, are reflected though the branches of the World Tree. The snake of wisdom, sometimes considered to be a beautiful serpent or a dragon, lies at the roots of the tree, for wisdom is the foundation of growth. The branches of this tree reside in the midst of the universe, equally balanced by the Sun and the Moon, God and Goddess, with its roots transiting the shadowy realms below, ruled by the Divine in their aspects of Hunter and Crone, lord of Shadows and Lady of Wisdom. The image reflects the formula of ‘as above, so below,’ with the image of the tree distilling the cosmic cycles with those of the earth and the individual. This card reflects the celebration and joy of achievement and of a successfully conducted effort, yet the card acknowledges that this ending is actually teh prelude to a fresh start. The World Tree of good conclusions and joyful new beginnings leads to the Greenman as the cycle is resumed.
There may be the attainment of objectives, or honours and material gains that lead to greater responsibilities, but with this comes a quickening that hints at more lying just beneath the surface. The motion of the cosmos is evident, and the cycles of life and the substrata of the moments of life are recognized as merely markers on the soul’s journey in the physical, spiritual, mental, or emotional planes. It is the end of one era and the beginning of another, good conclusions and joyful new beginnings. This card is one of hope and optimism in the face of inevitable change, for change is part of life.
A large ash tree, representing stability, connections, astral realms, spirits, and magical strength, is traditionally seen as the World Tree. The graceful serpent, a symbol of wisdom, cycles, and regeneration, weaves its way through the roots of the tree. A white crane flies by the tree and represents cycles, transformation, and the union of the otherworld, middleworld, and underworld.”
Meaning Of The World Tree Card: “Wholeness, Objectives Attained, Good Conclusions, End of a Matter, Time for Something New, Completion, Success, Joy, Advancement, Achievement, Fulfillment, Recognition, All is in Balance, Transition, Honours, Perfection, Reassurance.”
The World Tree Card As Challenger: “Unfinished Work or Project, Unresolved Situation, Success Brings New Burdens, Seeking Attainment, Payback, Stagnation of Efforts, More Work Needed.”
Prompt Words: “Completion, Wholeness”
~ By Ann Moura
Hmmmm again we have the white crane flying by… the World Tree. Did you take a moment to gaze into the image? There is so much symbolism in this card. It’s captivating. Profound. The seasons are here, the sacred cycles of the Great Mother. As above so below. The World Tree stretches from the center of the Earth to the Cosmos; feet planted firmly, arms outstretched to the heavens. Deep connection resides here, the green of the Heart center. There is so much healing here, wisdom and healing of the serpent; the kundalini energy rising from the bottom of the trunk. The Great Sun. The Mystical Moon. Spring and Summer and Fall and Winter are brought together for a moment in time. There is the hint of the elementals peering through the realms, bright eyes flickering, taking it all in.
And here you are that very white crane. That is you. Flying high, eyes still on the starry sky. Now you have the wisdom and the freedom to use it. Your heart is open to receiving. Anything is possible now. Keep going. You are on the right trajectory.