I decided to have a bit of fun with the cards today. I didn’t really feel like giving myself a reading as such and so, inspired by the Quirkeries blog which has been using Italian proverb cards recently, have created some proverbs.
High Priestess – Qualities: silence, contemplation, intuition, knowledge, secrets, initiation, sacred, veiling.
7 of Chalices – Verbs: dreaming, choosing, hoping, fantasizing, desiring.
The Magician – Object: power, skills, resources, magic, creation, manifestation.
Taking an element from each card gives me:
Silence hopes for power.
Secrets dream of manifestation.
Knowledge chooses skills.
Intuition desires resources.
I quite like silence hopes for power. It makes me think of all those times we keep quiet maybe for fear of offending someone, and wonder if our silence has any power at all. By keeping quiet, how can the object of displeasure know that we are upset? It is easy to ignore something which makes no sound. On a deeper level, it could refer to that ‘still, small voice within’ which we can only hear when the chatter of our mind dies down. I can imagine that this voice would wish it had the power to make us hear more strongly.
Secrets dream of manifestation also struck me. There are all these things we keep hidden – our hopes, dreams, fears, feelings. The question is how long we can keep them hidden for. If secrets desire manifestation, eventually they will seep out – perhaps in unexpected ways. Our feelings of disappointment might manifest as anger. Best we take charge and gives these secrets voice.