For the reminder of this week, the Ancestor, the person from whom we gain tradition and past knowledge, comes out to partner us and provide their ancient influence.
There’s a song I recall that had the lyric of “the history book on the shelf is forever repeating itself” (Abba – Waterloo) and the Ancestor reminds me of that same history book, sat on the shelf, sat in our past, waiting to be read, waiting to share its knowledge with us.
Parents, grand-parents and great-grand-parents are the same. They’re full of what seems like history to us, as it happened before we can remember, but to them, it may have just happened yesterday. Of course, you must have grand-parents around by which to ask questions of. Like any partner in life, when you marry someone or choose to spend the rest of your life with them, you inherit their family, for good or bad.
Of course, there’s the school of thought that there are old souls walking this earth in much younger bodies than your average great-grand-parent, those that seem to come up with answers to life’s puzzles without so much as pausing for thought.
Partner’s aren’t just those we share our lives with. They can be business partners, project partners, people you need to be on committee with, it could be anyone that can indicate that they have an influence on the situation you are facing.
So, here’s the thoughts I have about the reminder of the week. Who do you call on when times are tough? (Usually mum or dad). Whose wisdom do you value above that of others? Could it also be that you’re the Ancestor, the one with the knowledge, the older soul in the younger body?
Lets use that wisdom this week, lets partner up with those that either have it or need it. I find it far more valuable than the currency our governments have us use.Decks used were The Wildwood Tarot by John Matthews, Mark Ryan and illustrated by Will Worthington. Context card was from the Deck of 1000 Spreads by Tierney Saddler.