Sisters of the East and West
Alana Fairchild’s oracle decks are excellent, thorough and informative. Her decks include beautiful artwork and detailed explanation and practice. Two of my favorite decks are the Mother Mary Oracle and the Wild Kuan Yin Oracle.
The Mother Mary oracle includes beautiful artwork by Shiloh Sophia Mcloud.
The Kuan Yin deck includes fabulous paintings by artist Wang Yiguang. His art of flying yaks and Tibetan women and khata scarves seem to emerge from a place of dreams and inspiration.
May Oracle Readings
On one of the first warm spring days in Mississauga, Ontario, with the intention that this oracle may be of benefit to many, I picked a card from each deck.
From Alana’s Mother Mary deck, we have the card, “Our Lady of Sacred Union.”
This card speaks of what appears to be a conflicting choice or situation: even, warring opposites. The card assures us that conflict is a part of growth. Our Lady asks us to not worry about making the right choice, but to make space in our heart for a third option.
In the practice section of the card, our Lady holds a pair of scales. As our eyes move from one side to the other, our attention is drawn to the center. At the center is a rose with a diamond: a transcendent third option.
Let go. Understanding will come. A way forward will be found.
From Alana’s Wild Kuan Yin Oracle, we have the card, “Sisters of the Sacred Spiral.” (see images in the slideshow above)
In this card, we have the image of three Tibetan girls—the older ones stand, almost back to back, in side profile. The youngest one, stands in the center, braids blowing out. All three girls wear red and brown and orange. In Yiguang’s beautiful art work there is a sense of space, sky, clouds, rugged terrain.
This card tells us that growth is not linear, it’s a spiral—the way forward includes going backwards. Spiral patterns can be found in nature. As one grows, one touches places of darkness, and then moves back into light. This is the process. Tapping into one’s shadow is to grow in one’s power. The card promises that one’s time of acknowledgement is drawing near. The practice session includes a healing process of blessing one’s past, present and future.
Wang Yiguang is possible one of my favorite contemporary artists. Here is a slideshow above of some of the art you will find in this deck. My love for Tibetan Buddhism draws me to this landscape.
Wang and Alana have also collaborated on a journal—the Wild Ancient Goddess of Tibet journal–which I love especially because of its stunning art, textured paper, Alana’s affirmations and space to dream and write.
I end with a prayer and aspiration.
Om Mani Padme Hung.
May you not scour the world for lesser jewels but know that the jewel in the lotus is within your own self.
***You are invited to join me at a Wisdom Rising Retreat at Tara Mandala Retreat Center, Colorado. May 24-May28.