Our self-care card this week is Listening – Listen to your wise self. Let your inner compass direct the course of your life.
What a unique card this is. The card features the upper body of a woman facing the left and pressing her face up against a very elaborate mirror. This gold intricate mirror looks like it is outdoors against a brick wall that has a purple illumination from the night sky. Adorning the corner is the bow (front) of a Viking ship with the neck and head of a dragon/bird variation at the front of it with a large dagger rising from it. We can only see the left corner but can see the dagger on the right. Along each side is an enchanting mermaid holding a crescent moon above her head. The head of a Viking woman graces the top arch. Now this woman has her eyes closed and she really looks to be listening, concentrating. She has lovely long brown hair that is blowing in the wind. We can see her maroon sleeve and what looks to be a dark gold cape coming off of her. She is wearing a gold garment over her head and it may be connected to the cape. What is intriguing is she is pressing her long, dark golden glove up against the glass, but instead of the garment on her head, the reflection in the mirror reveals a gold Viking crown that resembles the corner motif. A starry night can be seen in the mirror along with three comets dashing by.
The mermaid symbolizes the strength and inner beauty in each of us. In some cultures, the sea is considered the source of creation and wisdom. The Viking woman was well respected and played an important role in Nordic society, so I can see why she is represented on this card. Also, Vikings were known for their ships and just like a ship needs a compass, you too are to follow your inner compass and allow that divine wisdom to come forth and guide you. And the crescent moons which we talked about several cards ago for the “Rest” card, are also on this card. The waning and waxing moons are both featured – letting go of the old and allowing for the new to shine through. There are three comets. The number three deals with intuition, creativity, new adventures and success. So this is the perfect time to truly listen to yourself and let your future unfold!