By Sarah Taylor
Your rage has a reason, and there is a part of you that knows how to use it well. It is in the process of consolidating something in your physical world that anger — understood and put to use — can be channelled as an effective energy. But first you need to harness the wisdom you have accrued in order to find your anger’s source and its intrinsic value.
Interestingly, in the Voyager Tarot deck, the cards usually associated with youth — the Pages — are here called the Sages, and refer to the figures of ‘grandmother’ and ‘grandfather’, the holders of wisdom. Which means that you, too, have an inner elder, whether you are aware of that presence or not.
It is yours to call upon; it has something to say to you; it is offering you not just insight, but knowingness built on experience.
The elder doesn’t just understand — it embodies. The Sage of Worlds walks through the physical world able to see what lies behind the apparent, able to make connections, able to see the overarching themes that are woven through the everyday. In other words, the Sage offers you something invaluable: meaning.
What the elder knows is that anger is never simply anger: its roots lie deeper than that. The tendrils of anger work their way downwards, back in time, to a moment where something that was once whole in you was shattered. There is an element to who you are that feels more like a collection of disparate pieces of a puzzle that, until now, you have not been able to make sense of.
Return to that point of breaking and let the feelings move through you. Find a safe place, and a safe witness if need be, to emotions that might not at first make sense, but which have the potential to come together in a way that creates a picture of who you are. A new picture. A mosaic, where those disparate elements that you feel shouldn’t — or couldn’t — fit become a work of art.
The Sage is a master craftsman. Let it craft your feelings, and you as the person who feels those feelings, into something beautiful.
The Ten of Worlds is, as the card states, your Reward. The Ten depicts the highest level of manifestation in the world, where the pure potential of the Ace is ‘brought down’, honed through the next eight cards, and finds full expression in the Ten. Your anger, once explored, is transformed into creative energy. It no longer consumes you; it enlivens you. You become a master builder, constructor of worlds. When you reach the Ten, the particular mosaic you have been working on — often through doubt and confusion, often asking for trust in the darkest moments — falls into place, and you realise that what you have been building and honing … is you.
You are your own work of art. And you are beautiful.
Astrology/Elemental correspondences: Sage of Worlds (the earthy aspect of earth), Four of Cups (Moon in Cancer), Ten of Worlds (Mercury in Virgo)
The Voyager Tarot website: www.voyagertarot.com
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