I drew the cards and ...
I closed my eyes to open the book -
2007 for Elven
ARIES 30 - A DUCK POND AND ITS YOUNG BROOD.
From Lynda Hills Book ~ sabian Symbols as an Oracle.
This Symbol relates to the family unit, clan, tribe, associates, friends ... where ever the basis of home and security are represented.
It is a place which harbours a feeling of safety, a environment which supports nuturing, growth, togetherness, sharing, living and surviving.
it can also represent looking after others - or helping other along in my space.
One of the aspects mentions people, and those who come and go from 'the ducks pond'. I feel that I have already had a taste of this recently, with two very unexpected guests arriving on my door step, assuming i would take them in. After experiencing a bombardment of people nestling into my 'Pond' a few years ago, feeding and comforting them ... and then not being able to get rid of them ... I took the initiative this time to politely withdraw my hospitality as such, but invited them to return at a time convenient in the future. I am needing to keep some 'fencing around the Pond'
Personally, this symbol also ties into 'flooding' - it was the Symbol for Hurricane Katrina.
On another note, it reminds me of the Australian Billabong - a quiet place to rest besides and draw sustanence from for the weary traveller. The Billabong is a meeting place for many on the path - passers by - it can be mystical, and it can be deep.
I actually had an encounter with some ducks and their brood recently. I was at a waterfall, and a little duckling had fallen from its hiding place and was very upset. One of his siblings had been taken by a magpie, and he was alone in the pond. I ran to the edge of the fall and was climbing the rock shelf to try and encourage the duckling to safety, when suddenly the magpie swooped, and the little duckling was just a ball of down in sharp talons being carted away. The little voice was gone, and in the still and quiet of the falls I stood in utter shock. I was not but a meter away.
Suddenly the mother duck flew back to the fall. Calling frantically - she was searching, pacing back and forth looking over the edge and in the rock crevises. I was so upset. Her panic was evident and I wished I could speak 'Duck"' and tell her what had happened, and appologize for not being able to do something, anything to save her baby.
Suddely 2 other little ducklings, who had been hiding under the ferns ran out to her. She checked them over and with her beak, nudged them towards the green and sandy island which was in the center of the falls pond. The male duck arrived.
I sat and watched them swim and feed for another hour - also to make sure the magpie didnt return. I had a handful of rocks ready in case he dared try that again - but I also knew this is the way of nature. But somewhere within me - life suddenly semed cruel and wrong. I felt useless, and I held fears for the safety of the small family that were a feast for predators.
It took me some days to reconcile within me what had happened - and I had to really search for the lesson ...
Getting this Symbol (for me) somehow relates to that experience - there is something which the Symbol doesnt portray in its interpretation, which is relevant in my experiences - and that is also the 'loss or seperation' of family - and the circumstances under which this can occur. There is a feeling of things being out of my control, or out of my hands - being an observer of life, watching someone else experience their karma and feeling helpless. Seeing how family units have to survive and function in their own environment ...
It also may mean Im going to have plumbing problems in the house , or water problems
Maybe I'll over-run the bath and ruin downstairs flat! Hopefully NOT!!
On a lighter note, it may be a time of social interaction with those who I have a strong bond and connection with and to. This may come about through interest, hobbies, learning, business connections. I also think it has to do with community - and the Spirit of community - and that may relate to either my Spiritual and creative persuits. It sounds 'local' to me, as the Symbol also indicates restrictions, but this can also represent the 'close connection' or the exclusiveness of the relationships/associations.
My first reaction was .. my brother is going to ask to come and live with me ???
2nd: Someone is wanting to move into my flat.
3rd: Disruptions in the home.
4th: New fencing and borders (which we need)
5th: People moving into my space - security issues.
6th: Finally making my little flat, my home - unpacking totally.
7th: Funny this thought ... but not impossible ... going to NZ and finding my Grandfathers siblings and extended family.
OK ... enough!
If I get any further insights, or feel its necessary to draw a further set of Symbols for 2007 - I'll edit them in!
Blessings Elven x