Happy Summer Solstice!
The Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year which is also symbolic of having the most light to shine on your present situation. In the Spring we may have planted seeds and those seeds have started to grow. The Solstice is a time to reflect on which direction that growth may be going in, and if our intentions are still as strong as they were in the spring.
For this reading I am using a new deck for me – The Santa Muerte deck by Fabio Listrani. You might be wondering why I didn’t save this for fall, or something closer to the Day of the Dead. However I think if we just see skeletons and assume we are talking about a particular time of year we are missing the point of this deck and the deeper meanings behind Santa Muerte itself. It is a celebration of life, and the figures in it are stripped down to their core. How can you shine more light on the state of things in your present moment than that? I plan on using this deck to help others celebrate life through the readings we receive.
The Page of Chalices is someone who is curious and reflective, and may be looking for the right way to express themselves spiritually. They are open and curious and are always asking why, but they may be surrounded by many who want to give them a wide variety of answers. They have to find the answers for themselves through dedicated study on their own, and the danger is that they get distracted by illusions that give them easy answers.
The 5 of Pentacles is one of the attributes of the physical world, and the number that corresponds to the Major Arcana archetype of the Hierophant. The Hierophant walks the path in order to connect with the present moment, and therefore the knowledge of the universe and the collective subconscious. In many decks the 5 of pentacles represents either being left out in the cold ourselves, or the need to help others who have been left behind. In this deck the 5 of pentacles is the physical act of walking the path of the Hierophant. Putting one foot in front of the other in a diligent and mindful way toward the future.
The 7 of chalices represents the feeling of hope and energy toward establishing new and innovative ventures. The blue flowers planted in the summer are now blooming and a new vine of white flowers is reaching into the picture to add new hope and energy to the mix. This energy and hope is abundant and may be resulting in many choices. Its probably a good outcome for the Page of chalices.
OVERALL MESSAGE: If you walk your own path and find your own answers you will have many good choices later on. Take this solstice to examine if that is the case for you presently. If you go for easy answers and let others decide things for you, not only will you be lacking as many choices later, the choice may have already been made for you.