Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
It’s been heavy going with my Card of the Week lately, featuring a seemingly endless stream of Major Arcana cards. So I am especially delighted that in this week following Winter Solstice and Christmas, while so many are still on holiday break, we have a rare visit 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 of the suits), the court cards are the “people cards” for each of the four suits. They may be literal people in your life — perhaps an actual child, or a person with youthful enthusiasm. Or the court cards can represent aspects of yourself. Then again, they may indicate a certain kind of energy that is occurring.
All of the Pages are messengers, portraying the innocent side of the suit, pointing to hopefulness and new beginnings. But what an especially joyous, lighthearted energy the Page of Wands offers! And what great timing he (or she!) has!
Whether he shows up in your life as a real person (one traditional meaning is the birth of a child), or simply is the child-like innocence that comes when we truly celebrate life, the sunny Page of Wands brings the dancing spark of laughter, passion, creativity, magic, desire, and charisma.
So without further ado, let’s welcome the Page of Wands who will be our host, ushering in the ancient magic that is the turning of the year — plus the Capricorn New Moon, plus this Yuletide merrymaking time out of time…
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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 rocking, 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. BOR-riiing!
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, arguments, 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 those candles together every Sunday for the past month, cranking up the mojo for love, magic, and JOY, right?
What are you doing about it?
It’s really very simple. Ring out the old! Ring in the New!
Get outside, take a walk on the sunny side. Take a walk, no — a saunter — on the wild side!
Yours is the power, sweet cakes! Yours is the dazzling Light that has been 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 connect, to laugh, and make merry.
I know you think you have plenty of rational reasons not 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? Olly, olly oxen free! Amnesty granted!
And by the way, there is something (or someone! Woot!) 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. Your ruby slippers can take you home any time you’re ready! And your magical, wonderful gifts are no accident or by someone else’s permission, dearie!
May Love and Joy come to you, you sexy thing!
After all, they are your most holy and sacred birthright. Always were. Always will be!