I have finally gotten around to my newest feature, the Weekly Oracle Forecast for the week ending the 12th of May 2013. I hope you like the new feature!
Whilst I nurse my daughter to sleep at night, I get an hour to sit and think. No iPhone, no computer, just me, the baby, a bottle of milk, her night-light and silence. Lots of silence. It gives a very busy mum some time to think, ponder, meditate. I have been wondering for a while how to return to the Oracles and this idea hit me on one such meditative evening.
I’m going to carry on with the Camelot Oracle and from where I left off back in February. The next card to join us for our new Oracle Forecast is Dagonet. I thought I knew the Arthurian Legends, this deck is proving me so wrong! Since the birth of my daughter, life has been quite serious, for understandable reasons. It is not an excuse that I am tired when the little lady sleeps twelve hours of a night. I have no one then but myself to blame if I do not go to bed at a semi-reasonable hour. It’s not an excuse to snap at the elder two children either and I wonder sometimes what I am stressing out about.
This is the last time I am going to be a mother, at my age (a few years away from the big four-oh mark!) I mentally cannot take any more, even if I can physically. It’s not fair on the kids but importantly, it’s not fair on me or the husband either.
This card, Dagonet, I mis-read when I first pulled it out. I thought it said Dragonet! I also had to look twice to see if the character was female or male. Reading through the book, it certainly carries a message that I need to hear and I suspect quite a few people do as well.
Dagonet was Arthur’s court jester, before Arthur made him a Knight. However, even as Knight, he was a character, a jester. He spoke without malice but he could certainly get his point across and puncture the arrogance of others. He reminds us that no journey is complete without laughter. Wit has a wisdom which can offer light to any situation that we may be presented with. Wit and humour can sometimes open doors where seriousness and force cannot.
What happens when the going gets tough? The tough get going, so the lyrics go. But what if the tough guys are doing it with a grin on their face, laughter in their heart, dark humour rising? If you’ve ever lived with a member of the working emergency services, you realise that dark humour is necessary sometimes to get through the day, the shift, the week, the emergency at hand. Humour can be as simple as a little candle of light burning brightly, for all it’s worth and we all need a little bit of light in our lives.
So this week, the oracle forecast is to remember to chuckle, to laugh and lighten up: Life is way too short to be so serious all the time – promise!