If you ever employ my services or if you know me socially, you know that I enjoy using symbolic insight tools as proactive blueprints to turn potentials, gifts, and dreams into a reality. A lot of what I do with the tarot and strategic questions is about this very thing. One text I appreciate and refer to often is Intuitive Astrology by the late Elizabeth Rose Campbell. It’s a fabulous resource for employing one’s birth chart as a creative map. As I re-read bits of it last night, these words from pages 318 – 319 set off “happy bells” and supportive visions in me:
Each dream I have worked for and manifested has somehow played a role in creating a new community for me. With whom do I want to share the harvest of my dreams? Knowing the answer to that question becomes fuel toward manifesting the dream. Who are my allies?…Who am I as an ally to others?
No person becomes the best that s/he can be in a vacuum and no life-affirming gifts that emerge from such an evolutionary process are for self only. These realised dreams also enhance community and world.
When I respond to Campbell’s first question – with whom do I want to share the harvest of my dreams? – my own thoughts include my partner, close friends, visual artists, musicians, writers, poets, dancers, agents of inner and outer change, presenters of ritual performance experiences, psychologists, gallery curators, politicians with “green”/egalitarian values, and cultural creatives. When I pulled a card from the Voyager Tarot to enhance my response to the same question, I received Trump V, the Hierophant. This suggests that it would also be helpful to share the harvest of my dreams with teachers, educators, priestesses and priests of spiritual traditions, those who walk the path to enlightenment, those who “build bridges” between perceived opposites, people who desire self-mastery, mentors, trainers, and counsellors.
My own off-the-top-of-my-head response to Campbell’s second question – who am I as an ally to others? – includes mentor, guide, host, soul friend, intuitive prompter, motivational listener, catalyst, fellow journeyer, strategic questioner, counsellor, and witness to process. The Voyager Tarot’s suggestion for me as an ally to others is Trump XIV, Art. I can be artist, mediator, healer, creative springboard, alchemist, vision manifester, integrator, synthesiser, unifying force, one who brings together disparate people and elements to create a new whole.
I appreciate that the cards relate to one another numerologically: 14 reduces to 5 (1 + 4 = 5), so there’s a strong bond between those with whom I share the harvest of my dreams and who I am as an ally to them. Love it!
I invite you to reflect on your own vision for what you choose to create in this lifetime. Who is with you as you concretise your vision? Who else needs to join you? Who are you to them? Who else can you be as a result of birthing your vision? Who are all of you to your community? Who are all of you to our world? Who or what might help you to catalyse, guide, or co-shape your new reality? How might I be of service to you and your circle of allies in that process? Please let me know.