For the first time, the Camelot Oracle changes archetypes to a woman, Cundrie. What does she have to offer us in the terms of advice this coming week?
As is rather typical with this Oracle deck, I am not very familiar with the characters that are coming up. I find it synchronistic that when I pick the book up to read about the back story of Cundrie, that’s the exact page I open the book up.
Cundrie was great at reading the stars, but she was as subtle at delivering her wisdom as a blunt object to the back of the head (subtlety and tact weren’t in her personal arsenal it seems). She appears before and during the Quest for the Grail, hailing from the Grail Castle itself, announcing the beginning of wonders and transformations. However, during the quest her advice to the seekers was harsh and very unforgiving. She could see right through any lies and reveal any true intentions, so lying to her or trying to hide your reasons for being on the quest, was less useful than having a chocolate fire-guard. At least you can eat a chocolate fire-guard when it’s melted!
As for her careworn face, she is said to have committed some great offence in her youth and her punishment was to suffer. However, she shares her Star Lore and her understanding. She is a guardian of the Grail Questions, which can open the way to the success of the quests. Her whispers might be heard if you’re close to the object of your quest.
She seems very solitary, haggard, perhaps bitter and certainly difficult to talk with, listen to. However, her words of truth are valid, even if her delivery of them smarts like a punch across the mouth. Is this a characteristic we need to use this week? Perhaps this is more of one to be very mindful of. This reminds me a little of the Queen of Swords on a very bad day. Does that mean we ignore her words, even though she’s pointing out some obstacles to avoid. Cundrie offers understanding of your own heart, the wisdom of the soul and the truth of the natural world (according to the words John has penned on p31 of the Camelot Oracle reference book) and if she happens to be your champion, she’s quite good at defending your rights and may even help you come to terms with the greatest change of your life. Just, don’t try pretending, I believe you’ll get quite unstuck!