Take a few minutes to look at the card and see what stands out for you. Then read the interpretation below.
The phrase at the bottom of the card reads: "I surrender joyously to the ebbing and flowing of life." So, as the title of this card implies, let go and surrender. Life has it's ups and downs and we don't have to control everything. At times we have to 'go with the flow' and trust that the angels and the Universe have our back. And that can often mean letting go of something that we are holding on to.
The two golden fish seem to be swimming effortlessly down a river of dark and light blues.
Did the fish stand out for you? And the river? Did you see only the fish and the river or did their colours seem important?
The fish, representing spirituality, emotion and abundant flow, are effortlessly swimming down the river. Water represents emotions and a river is encouraging us to align and flow.
So if these two symbols stood out for you, the angels are telling you to let go of what you are holding onto so you can bring yourself back into alignment, emotionally and spiritually, so you can enjoy the abundant energy and flow that is wanting to come your way. The angels are here to support you. You don't need to control everything on your own.
If the colours in these symbols were significant then the message the angels are sending you changes slightly. If you take the colours into consideration, the angels are guiding you to let go so you can come into alignment to enjoy harmony (light blue) and gain strength (dark blue). As you let go and begin to experience positive emotions, abundant flow and sprituality (whichever is significant in your situation) you shall achieve success and prosperity (gold).
In the background in the card you'll see some shells - a scallop at the top right and a conch at the bottom left of the card. These symbols don't appear to be as dominant as the river and the fish but did they stand out for you?
If they did then they are of significance to the situation this card is touching on, for you.
When we see paintings or sculptures of Venus, goddess of love and fertility, she is often depicted coming out of a scallop shell. So a scallop shell often signifies fertility. In this card that whatever you're holding onto is hindering the fertility of the situation. It doesn't have to be fertliity in connection to birth and children, but can relate to the fertile growth of an idea, a sitatuation. But, first, you are being encouraged to let go.
A conch shell is one of Buddhism’s eight auspicious symbols, signifying truthful speech and strength. If this symbol was significant to you then you're being encouraged to let go in order to build up your strength (it could mean courage) and let your voice be heard.
The general meaning of this card is to surrender and allow your soul to take over. Invite the angels and the Universe to help you and manage the situation that you've been holding onto and that has been holding you back. You don't have to do everything on your own. There is simple grace and beauty when you let go and trust in (surrender to) the outcome. All you have to do is open your heart and let the angels in and guide you.
There are times in life when you should fight for something and not let go of it. But this is not one of those times. It is time to release and let it go with love.
Reference: This beautiful card is from Gateway Oracle Deck by Denise Linn, artwork by Jesse Reisch