Fear not. For, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
~ The Angel
After the rather heavy challenges of the last few weeks, I am especially delighted today to tell you that we have a rare visit for this week before Winter Solstice from none other than .. the Page of Wands.
Neither as dramatic as the Major Arcana’s big life lessons, nor as pragmatic as the actions, moods, and energies represented in the Pips (Ace through Ten cards), the court cards are the “people cards” for each of the four suits. (As the folks taking my Court Cards workshop will soon be able tell you!).
All of the Pages are messengers, portraying the innocent side of the suit, pointing to hopefulness, and new beginnings. And what an especially joyous, lighthearted energy the Page of Wands offers!
Whether he is an actual child, or simply the child-like innocence that comes when we truly celebrate life, the sunny Page of Wands is the dancing spark of potential, magic, desire, and daring.
So without further ado, let’s welcome the Page of Wands and see what he (or she!) has to say…
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You, there. Yes, I’m talking to you. And you, too!
When did you turn into such a lumpy, grumpy old grownup?
Lighten up, baby — it’s time to bust a move. Get cooking, sugarpie honeybunch! Yeah, shake that booty! Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight!
Drop those sad old worry habits you’ve picked up. Boring!
Turn off that pressure cooker you’ve thrown your life into. Loosen up! Unplug yourself from that depressing TV.
Wave goodbye to those stifling, annoying people and situations you’ve gotten so entangled with. Are they really so important? You know they’re not!
The Sun Child
Yo! It’s the HOLIDAYS, remember? HOLY DAZE!
I am the messenger of the Child of Hope. We lit that candle on Sunday for flowing, watery, magical JOY, right? Well? What are you doing about it?
It’s really very simple. Get outside, take a walk on the sunny side. Take a walk on the wild side!
Yours is the power, sweet cakes! Yours is the dazzling Light about to be reborn, just in the nick of Time.
I am the promise you made a long time ago, and now I’m coming for YOU. It’s time to rock, to laugh, and make merry.
I know you think you have plenty of rational reasons to, but I say — fear not! I bring you, and all people everywhere, tidings of great joy!
Wave your magic wand! Feel how your magnificent heart opens, despite the darkness all around. Let your spirit sparkle with all the brilliance you’ve got.
Don’t be so serious. Life’s too mysterious!
Get silly. I am your permission slip to duck out the door and play to your heart’s content.
Take a leap of faith! Buy yourself a box of crayons and a big pad of paper and go to town. Goof around with your kids. Wear a red rubber nose to the staff meeting.
Just for this week, what if you played hooky, even if it’s only for a little while each day?
And by the way, there is something (or someone) whose passionate, siren call is singing your tune. Answer! Answer with all your heart.
What feeds the flames of your desire? What happy news have you been longing to hear? What miraculous birth — human or figurative — have you been waiting on the edge of your seat for?
Well, guess what! Now is the time, this is it. The delights you’ve secretly longed for, ached for — they are in your grasp now.
Freedom and creativity are yours. And they are no accident or by someone else’s permission, dearie! They are your most holy and sacred birthright.
Olly, olly oxen free! Come out, come out, wherever you are. I double-dog dare you!
Joy to the world, all the boys and girls now.
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea,
Joy to you and me!