Page of Michael
"An exciting new challenge! You have what it takes to succeed. Review contracts or documents very thoroughly."
An exciting new challenge is coming! Life brings you something unexpected, but don't worry you have what it takes to proceed successfully. Your intellect and ability to discern the truth are the only tools you'll need. Don't hesitate to do research or ask for assistance from those with the right expertise. Business or legal contracts will need thorough review.
A student of life who is continually learning something new. Someone who relies on logic and reason to make his or her decisions. Truthful, balance, insightful, sometimes unpredictable.
Communicating your plans. Important documents. A temporary delay."
JUST A THOUGHT (or two) ABOUT THIS CARD:
What stands out for me with this card is: Don't hesitate to ask for assistance and Communicate your plans.
With fall, school resumes, days get shorter and there's this push to get last minute things done before the weather gets cooler and inertia sets in.
We are all riding on the tail end of the energies of Summer and like the squirrel gathers food stuffs in preparation of leaner times - now is the time for such preparations in our lives.
But in planning, your To-Do lists may seem so epic that you begin to wonder if you're (A) a lunatic to have piled on the pepper to such a hot degree and (B) how the heck will you ever accomplish these new goals?
Well this is when the Page of Michael steps in. The Page is the messenger representative of the deck. It always heralds good tidings and new activities. The Michael suit is about intelligence and gifts we are born with. It's about the mental - so when it's in balance - it's a cool discernment, reason and that idea making machine in our brain that soars like an eagle above any situation - so that right thinking can take place.
So with the Page energy - this card is saying "Yes, you got the skill and the know how - and you aren't feeling that truth - now's is the time to ask somebody who DOES know!"
Personally, I just began my studies at SBCC again (quite ambitious for this old brain to say the least) But - my instructor said "Please ask if you need help!" So this Page of Michael is a major nudge to not get lost in the flip side of this mental energy - which when it is not in balance, lands me in worry land - which gums up the gears and screeches everything to a halt.
This Page card is a reminder that while you have wisdom, you don't necessarily have to think up the solutions all by yourself.
We need each other to fly. Expert help is a keystroke away, a question to the right person away, an intuition and a breadcrumb away!
Which brings me to mention one other shadow aspect to this - Once you settle on a course of action, know that you cannot control all aspects. There is such a thing as going with the flow. There's a song from the 80's called "Hang on Loosely But Don't Let Go - If you cling too tightly - You're gonna lose control!"
This is that balance thingie that I mentioned before. Be open to the Good Surprises that Spirit has in store for you. As I was told again and again in Practitioner training - God has a way worked out for your happiness that may come from around the corner, back behind the building and down through mezzanine. Which means, you don't know when or where or how the blessing will unfold, but you have to have faith that it WILL happen.
That's the beauty of the Page of Michael. It's all truth, 24-7 but its about being clear about the plan and then letting go of all attachment to the outcome.
Ways to allow divine communication to flow is to know you are an heir/ess of the Divine so therefore the ways, the means and the solution have already existed even before you asked for it.
Ask and receive. It is as simple as that.
So let's breakdown the imagery:
A fancy pants wearing young man is flying a kite on a cloudy day in what appears to be a wintery-ish open field (there are snow patches on the ground, which is beyond my California mind's ability to comprehend)
Next to this fine fellow, flying in from the right (his left) is an owl which represents higher wisdom, his feminine intuitive side - that expert divine counsel. Which often comes when you are doing something that isn't particularly linked to the plan! Divine wisdom often comes like curve ball flying in when you are relaxed.
The young man is confident in his ability to get his plan off the ground. He's dressed warmly, his feet planted on firm ground - which tells me that he is truly standing in authority to weather any storm that comes his way.
This represents the energy of Can Do, (not I Can't) and if he gets into a pickle, he'll tap into the wisdom that is always available here and now.
So, with the Page of Michael, we've got confirmation that there is no need to worry, we are up to the challenge before us and make sure to dress warmly (that's part of self-care!)
We got the ability to motor through these new challenges and that is good!
Here is a quote to help illustrate:
"From what I've seen, it isn't so much the act of asking that paralyzes us--it's what lies beneath: the fear of being vulnerable, the fear of rejection, the fear of looking needy or weak. The fear of being seen as a burdensome member of the community instead of a productive one.
It points, fundamentally, to our separation from one another."
The Art of Asking
Here's an affirmation to use to help get in the flow:
"I surround myself with positive and genuine people who help me and encourage me to reach my goals."