Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ace Of Bows, from the Wild Wood Tarot, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthington
Ace Of Bows: “Spark of Life”
Card Description: “Against a shimmering background of leaves and branches, a stout, rough-hewn hunting bow shimmers with the fire of life itself. The tip of an arrow rests on a heap of kindling chaff, and curled bark is bursting into flame as the tip flashes with brilliant incandescent light.”
Card Meaning: “As the turning of the cosmic axis generates the spark of life, so the kindling of a flame sparks the necessary light and warmth in our lives. The drill-bow suggests the human element, our partnership with the environment in which we live and the mastery of its gifts.”
Reading Points: “By shaping, directing and persevering with the tool that both hunts and nurtures fire, we kindle the spark that starts the process of creation and empowerment. This takes skill, effort, commitment and persistence, but the universe always responds with enlightenment, challenge and opportunity. This is the nature of the human relationship with creation, and leads to a deeper awareness of the part we must play in the great scheme of things. Harnessing the energy inherent in the bow, and the skill and endurance needed to loose the hunter’s arrows accurately and efficiently, are as primal and ancient as human existence itself. Every native tribe on Earth developed the bow as a tool, and choosing, shaping and tuning the bow stave and the arrows is a time-consuming and demanding craft that hones our skills and widens our knowledge of all the materials required in this ancient art. This also includes the habits and patterns of nature associated with the prey the hunter seeks and may infuse the archer with a new respect and reverence for the creatures that inhabit the Wildwood. Be prepared to learn new skills, adapt to a changing environment and focus and tune your instincts to the task at hand.”*
~ by Mark Ryan and John Matthews
Oh I am so happy to be past that full moon! Wow what a lot of energy, from the new moon to the full moon… did you feel it? Were you asked to rehash some old hurts and bring them up for a final release? I sure felt it. I am also feeling much better having my planet, Jupiter, back direct. Phew!
Today I have some good news! Expect a gift from the Universe very soon; something that will help you on your journey ahead. It will come quite literally as a gift, someone will give it to you, or somehow it will come to you unexpectedly. It may not be big or fancy or expensive, but it will have a more profound meaning than you may first realize. It is a gift that should be cherished; one that will shift your perspective if you allow it to.
There is magic here for you, and it is up to you to find it. Magic that will rekindle the flame within your heart. This is a powerful message, one that has the power to change everything. Like the symbolism on the card, there will be a profound breakthrough, either in your perspective, spiritual reality or material reality. Something that you didn’t even think possible will come to you, stronger and more powerful than you would even have dared to dream. Maybe a door opens where you never thought a door could be. You will soon find that you are stronger, more courageous and more capable than you ever gave yourself credit for.