Today I pulled out my King Solomon Oracle Cards, which I haven't worked with since receiving them. I thought I'd pair it with the Wheel of Wisdom, as they are both creations of Orna Ben-Shoshan (whose surreal artwork you may recognize from the 72 Names Cards I've used on the blog before.)
Many of these cards are very busy with detail and surrealism, so my usual 3-card draw seemed a bit too much. Instead, I drew two cards, just to have a connection between the images, rather than just pulling a single card. Then I turned both sides of the Wheel of Wisdom to get further insight.
The cards I drew were #36 (Support and Assistance/Friends/Divine Providence) and #28 (Delays/Obstructions/Blocks). The two seem to go hand in hand. Someone's in trouble and needs help. The guy on the right is floating upward on his seat, but is held down by a thin mesh net nailed to the ground. Now, this mesh looks dangerously easy to break through, especially given the weight of the person it's holding down. But nevertheless, it is holding him in place. It sort of reminds me of the self-imposed helplessness of the tarot's Eight of Swords. You certainly can get yourself out of the trap you're in, but you're expecting others to help you out instead.
The card on the left reminded me of the angel on one shoulder and devil on the other. But in this instance, they are both angels. Both wanting to help. It looks to me like they've come to tell this woman that the man needs help. Sort of like Lassie's famous "Timmy's fallen into a well" rescue barks.
These cards lead me to the thought that I might be in a situation where I have the ability to help myself, but have been expecting to be rescued from it somehow. I can sit around and wait for the eventual help that will likely come for me... but wouldn't it be more efficient to just rip through the thin mesh (obstacle) myself? It seems my freedom would be more expedient if I handled it myself. Most of the time when I stall and get stuck in a stagnant place, it's because I don't know what to do. It's not that I have a hard time deciding what I want to do, but rather I don't know how to do what I want to do.
So I'll look to the Wheel of Wisdom for further insight. One side of the Wheel provides forcasts of how things will likely evolve, while the other side offers additional guidance from the angels.
The Wheel of Wisdom number I turned to was #86:
Although you were fortunate and things started on the right foot, you managed to disrupt everything because of erroneous moves. Now you're stuck in a static situation. Take advantage of the new cessation and re-examine your actions, then try to amend whatever you can. It may not be too late.
Wow. Pretty amazing that it mentions being stuck in a static situation, just as the guy in the card illustrates. So yeah, I'm facing a blockage that needs to be addressed.
Then I flipped over the Wheel and turned to Angel # 34:
The situation necessitates arriving at a certain insight. Don't act until you've seen the entire picture. Open yourself up to messages and hints from the outside.
This brings me back to not acting because I don't know what to do. I think I'll set aside some time today to meditate on this, and invite the right path to be shown to me. Oftentimes I overthink something, and from that place I'm unable to see the bigger picture, or receive messages from spirit. I need to clear the way for intuitive insight.
Deck: King Solomon Oracle Cards (by Itzhak Mizrahi and Orna Ben-Shoshan, published by US Games Systems, Inc.)
and The Wheel of Wisdom (by Orna Ben-Shoshan)