Our second card for today's angel message is "grounding".
Life is busy and can be stressful and before you know it you're chasing your tail trying to do everything for everyone and yourself. Through this card the angels are inviting us to take time to really ground ourselves so we can remember what's really important in life and let go of everything else, every distraction, every unnecessary burden and stress. Be present in the moment. Don't re-live the past and don't fret about the future. Live fully and wholely in the present.
I find the colours very striking and powerful on this card. Similar to our first card it feels like every colour of the rainbow is represented. But this time the colours are a lot stronger, a lot bolder.
The colours that radiate the most to me are brown, green and orange. Brown is the colour associated with Mother Earth. There is no way more beautiful to ground yourself than through Mother Nature, herself. Simply by sitting against a mighty tree or by standing barefoot on the soil, we can really ground ourselves and bring us down from the flightly feeling of overwhelm and chasing everything that crosses our path. Green represents healing and grounding is very healing as it slows our mind and helps us focus on what's important. And orange is the colour of spiritual growth. When we are grounded, we are in a better place to connect to the angels and grow spiritually.
Besides the mighty and strong tree on the card, the little bird perched on one of its branch catches my eye. Birds represent taking a higher perspective, which may initially feel contradictory with the theme of this card: grounding. However when you are grounded, your mind is less scattered, less flighty and you can take stock of what's important and for your highest good, and what is not; you see things from a higher perspective.
Trees on angel cards are symbolic of an harmonious exchange. Trees work closely to keep a balance in nature by exchanging carbon dioxide with oxygen. When you are ungrounded you may find that you give too much or take too much; you struggle with a healthy balance. By grounding yourself, you're more in balance and focused on that which is for your highest good. Also, as we're talking about grounding on this card, I feel the trees has an added symbolic meaning. Where the tree converts carbon dioxide into oxygen, so Mother Earth converts our negative energy and returns it as positive energy when we are grounded and release all negativity and blocks to her. So "go deep; explore your roots."
Reference: This beautiful card is from The Sacred Traveler Oracle Deck by Denise Linn, artwork by Jesse Reisch