Friday, February 26, 2010

Release tension of change with color symbolism

My partner and I are buying a sailboat, and I did a Journey Oracle card reading to ask how to release the tension of change by reading the color symbolism in an oracle card. This card was drawn for my one card reading about how to release tension, and its phrase was Tension. This felt like a powerful confirmation of my intentions to receive inner wisdom using color symbolism.

I see a face made of broken black lines, floating horizontally on a cushion of pinks and reds, with pale yellow above the face and also in the lower left corner. I am immediately drawn to the eyes of the face, one of which looks down while the other gazes out. From this position, the face seems to express more quiet than tension. Yet the eyes hold tension in their odd staring gaze. Overall there is a sense of flow moving from left to right.

I translate the color symbolism of this oracle reading about how to release tension in this way. The broken black lines are the intensity of this experience, sometimes flowing toward easily and sometimes circling with uncertainty. The pink color is the face of our partnership, and how we welcome the adventure of this new change. Red and orange combines to show the vitality and mutual encouragement that helps us release the tension of uncertainty around such a large new commitment. Yellow is the knowledge that flows from our past experiences with sailing, and also is the color symbolism of the intention that flows over our adventure.

This oracle reading of color symbolism helps me understand that we are flowing toward a right hand decision from a left hand knowing. Seeing with the intuitive eye looking down into the mystery of change will keep us in the flow, instead of looking at the complications that may bring on the tension of uncertainty. This card belongs to the Celtic tree months suit in the Journey Oracle card deck, whose themes are Connection, Exchange, Intuition and Power. What an excellent list of advice to release tension from change.