Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ancestor (Heirophant)

The Ancestor (Heirophant):
Today can be easy if you don't try to swim upstream. Do what's expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don't rebel, at least not outwardly. You're given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you'll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot done!

This was a great card for me today. I like the interpretation on the Ancestor version of the Hierophant that Beth has:
The Ancestor represents also the change that occurs when we get back in touch with these deep roots – whether we realise this has happened or not.

When she appears in a reading (and she hasn’t yet, for me), I imagine a sense of wonder and bewilderment – a tugging, a magnetism, drawing me towards something inexplicable – Moon-like in her mystery, her mask and drum held high. The silver crescent falls behind her as a red dawn breaks – this is a safer place than the realm of the Moon.

The Ancestor beats her drum and I hear it in my chest.

Though I don’t know where I’m headed, she reassures me that she will stay with me as I journey, and that I am equipped with everything I need.