27/02/18 - Unlocking your Destiny?

27 February 2018

In the book The Alchemist *¹, the Hierophant first appears in the form of the old man Melchizedek, King of Salem. While sitting on a bench in the plaza he explains to the Shepherd Boy that he will always turn up in one form or another when he feels it necessary to "become involved". He says:
Sometimes I appear in the form of a solution, or a good idea. At other times at a crucial moment, I make it easier for things to happen. There are other things I do, too, but most of the time people don't realise I've done them. 
The squawking Hierophant in today's card has a lot to say and just like Melchizedek, he holds 'The Key' to something important. 

The Hierophant from The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans

Typically, this card indicates a teacher and an unlocking of (or access to) vital knowledge. Exactly as the old man appeared to the Shepherd. It might refer to a person you know or are about to meet, but could also indicate an event or experience that carries a lesson. Whatever form it takes, you'll be wise to listen to the message for, just as lightening in a dark sky, it will bring a sudden flash of clarity... and it might even feel a bit scary or uncomfortable when it happens!

I drew two additional cards from The Alchemist's Oracle (naturally) to see what the message would relate to and it was quite clear. Located on the top of the head, the 'Crown Chakra' is your connection to the Universe, Source, the Divine, or any alternative name you may prefer. 

This Chakra relates to the Pineal, nervous system, mind and whole body. It is associated with "enlightenment, knowledge, spirituality, understanding, self-realisation, unity, connection, fulfilment, completion, mysticism, universal consciousness"²

So the middle card is about opening up to something beyond the physical and mundane and the third tell us what we can expect when we do that. 'High Flying' is exactly what it suggests - it even reflects the colour of the Crown Chakra. This is the card of success, momentum, and transformational movement towards your 'destiny' - to quote Melchizedek again:
[T]here is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth.
I can't help but feel that my own message today lies within the pages of The Alchemist, simply because I listened to the author talking about it, then felt drawn to pick it up and this message felt very much related to the pages I'd just read. 

How about you? Are you open to receiving your own message? Will you recognise it when it comes? 

¹  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I just started re-reading the book today (before I drew these cards) after listening to Oprah's "25th anniversary" interview with the author. You can find it on the Super Soul podcast on iTunes
²  From 'Reiki for Life' by Penelope Quest.

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