Here's an interesting example on how an oracular message can work when its message turns out to be literal. Today I drew a daily card from The Enchanted Map Oracle deck and I got #53 - Listening. The card shows an elephant, head down with musical notes in the air around its head. Ok, I thought, I need to sit in silence, maybe meditate, listen for inner messages, sort of like the 2 of Swords, or The Hermit maybe. Sure, I do this a lot anyway, so no biggie, good advice but nothing really new here. I was on my computer doing this and that, and shortly after the card draw I got the impulse to listen to some Sound Healing music I have in my i-tunes music library. Now, this is not something I listen to regularly, or even frequently. In fact, I hadn't listened to any of these recordings in possibly months.
I have to admit that I'd been feeling just a little moody this morning for some reason, and I chose a recording called "Gratitude" to listen to. Almost instantly, I felt my mood completely shift! The scattered clouds in my mind drifted away effortlessly and a calm, clear and centered view emerged. Then it hit me - the card #53 with its musical notes literally was directing me to listen to music!
Sometimes the answer is not cryptic at all, but very literal - so literal that we can't see it because we're expecting to have to dig to understand the message. Guess that's why we have to consider every option when contemplating the cards - even the most simple!
I am an intuitive counselor and visionary artist who has studied and worked with Tarot for over 20 years. I am an avid collector of tarot art, as well as a creator. I am the creator of four oracle decks. I also have an extensive collection of tarot art images on Pinterest.com which you can enjoy.