After a long trip, followed by a computer break down – this blog is now back!
Today’s Card is The Sage – Wisdom, Study, Older Person, A Wise Person
The rune is – Ehwaz – Horses (yoked together) partnerships but often uneven ones, working together, being under the yoke..
This is an interesting combination because we see that even with a two-week recess in daily readings, one or the other rune for “partnership” is still coming up as a strong, even Monday energy. We know that cards and runes on Monday seem to influence the rest of the week as well so this is a big flag for me.
The difference between Ehwaz (horses) and Manaaz (human partnerships) is the difference between the partnership of a horse and rider (or say herder and his sheep dog) and a human business alliance or marriage.
It isn’t just about people with animals vs. people with people though; it is the idea of one sort of partnership where work, probably under the direction of someone else vs. a more equal or at least less obvious power difference is involved.
The two horses touching noses on the rune, may love their rider (or team driver) very much and look to him for food, attention and general care but they are still not the ones making the decisions or calling the shots.
It is similar for people in Ehwaz types of relationships, they are not always unequal but they often are; with one person (or group of people driving/riding/herding another).
With the Sage Card in front it suggests that anyone in such a position, such as a teacher, world leader or employer should take great care today to use wisdom in how they balance and work with those they are “herding” about (aka are under their care, work for them etc).
Today (and this week) are times when such balances done without great wisdom, study and care (I am really feeling “attention to history” here as well) are vital or there could be some real issues and problems on the management vs. labor front.
This would expand to any sort of similar power situation: university (or teachers) vs. students; Nations vs. Corporations (that they do business with); State/National/Regional Governments vs Smaller Sections (aka Washington DC vs. the States or Brussels vs. The Individual EU Countries) and pretty well filters down into daily life as well.
This is a time when parents may notice their teenagers been a bit more difficult even than usual, when small things at work involving position or authority can really set people off etc; but it is also a time when great learning and easier studying can take place for those involved in either teacher or learning when the Sage’s Wisdom is properly in balance.
I is also possible the Sage Card refers to Elder Statesmen (or Women) and/or Older, Wiser folks in general – So look for stories about older leaders, the elderly, those considered wise etc in the news this week.
I also have to one if some of this week’s public news will continue to be about the “Sage” (elder Statesmen) Nelson Mandela and all the “authority issues” around his gradually fading from this word into the next? I don’t know if this will be the week he actually passes, but the energies are certainly for news in this department, especially news about the continued power struggles that surround him and his extended family (not to mention the SA government).
Finally, though this could be a great week as previously mentioned for study, reflection, learning, listening to older people and renewing the partnerships between grandparents and grandchildren. That is a highly positive sort of “unequal” partnership where the grandparent helps direct the child towards the joys of adulthood, without all the baggage that comes with being the actual parent.
So looks like a mixed week, but hopefully a mostly positive one for individuals with a continuing pattern recurring on the Current Events scene of issues around alliances, treaties, partnerships etc.