Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Sun, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore
“In a flare of liquid gold that pours across the sky, the sun rises. It is the brilliant star of day, banishing the thin and wispy light of his night bound siblings in the rich glow of dawn.
The King of Birds emerges from his slumbering roost as the morning mist rises in hazy waves from the dew dampened ground. His feathers gleam iridescent under dawn’s rosy palette of warmth tinged light. His companion mounts and together they set wing across the lands of their domain. They glide across the valleys, hearing the songs rise from workers in the fields. They soar up high and taunt the mountaintops with an elusive brush of wingtips across the upper peaks.
The denizens of the day trial in an entourage of avian delight. They pour across the sky, trailing after the sun in the arc of its journey to the western horizon.
From fallow field and verdant vale,
from sun=bleached shores with diamond grains,
and moonlit trails that trek like veins
through mountain, river, past the end
where sky is but a ghostly veil
that to Beyond transcends…
I summon all the winged kin
from this horizon to the bounds
of what is dreampt and all surrounds!
The voices of forbidden songs
will spiral through and center in
to fall where they belong!”
Meaning Of The Card: “Enlightenment and understanding, glory, achieving prominence. The constant renewal of life, vitality, filled with radiant joy and energy, invigoration, and good health. being full of assurance and confidence, a clarity of vision and purpose lit by the clear daylight. From the times of ancient civilizations up to the present, the sun has always been a symbol of life and growth. It has been embodied in vibrant gods and goddesses in cultures throughout the ages – young and glorious and brilliant, full of vigor and blazing splendor. The strength and power of the gods pours forth in the nourishing glow of the sun.”*
OOOh all those birds and each with a different medicine to offer. Wisdom, healing, mystery, purity; and they are all leaving us with the gift of their feathers, a sure sign that they wish to work with us. Notice that the hummingbird sits on his arm, signalling joy and a lightness of Being. Be very aware of the birds who come into your reality today, whether alive and flying in of their own accord, photos, articles, songs or otherwise. Be sure to take note of the species and look up the meaning or animal totem. There will be a very special message for you today. Watch for feathers too!
Finally we have the sun… more than a light a the end of the tunnel. This is about life force, vitality and strength. New beginnings, fresh starts, warmth and life affirming energy. Bring it on! We so need it. This is not the energy of the scorching summer sun, but a message of the gift of the energy of Light itself which we cannot live without.
The angel signifies health and healing, courage and confidence, and the divine light within us all. It is a reminder that we each hold within us the divine spark of Light which can illuminate even the most dense, dark and hopeless of energies. It is the light of hope.
Find a moment today to turn your face towards the sun, no matter the weather and give thanks. Know that there is opportunity coming. A new month full of possibility. The last quarter of the year. What else is possible? How can it get any better than this?
*Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore