As soon as I turned over this card, the very first thing that caught my eye was the word "raindrops". And immediately I got that song in my head "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head". It's quite a whimsical song. It doesn't necessarily make a lot of sense. But the meaning behind the song is to look at life from an optimistic point of view. To not always look on the negative side. There's always a positive side to what may feel negative. And I feel that this is very much what this card is about today.
If we look at the card, it's all about the rain. And rain, itself, can attract a number of different meanings. And I feel there are a few meanings that we can use in this card for the rain.
If you think about rain falling. When rain falls, usually the skies are quite grey, it's quite dismal. It's almost like the heavens are crying. So, it's almost reminiscent of sadness and despair. Therefore, it's maybe reminding us of negativity or things that are bringing us down in our life. And then we go back to the "raindrops keep falling on my head". Don't let those things get you down. Go outside, grab a really good friend, have an umbrella to shelter you and protect you from the rain, and get yourself out there. Don't let those negative, sad, depressing things keep you indoors, lovely soul.
Life is what you make it.
Rain, as well, can be very cleansing. It washes away. So it can be washing away the sadness from you. You can look at it from that point of view. Rather than it being representative of the sadness, it can actually be washing away the sadness from you and cleansing your spirit and your soul. Rain can be really revitalising. Have you ever been outside and all of a sudden you got caught in a rainstorm? Forget the stickiness of your clothes against your body, rain can be so incredibly refreshing and it can be rejuvenating to be caught in a rainstorm. So look on it that way. Go out and have some fun in the rain.
The other thing about rain is, without rain our plants, our trees, our flowers would never grow, they would never blossom. So, rain can bring growth. While it's cleansing and washing away the negativity and the negative experiences that may be clinging to you, it's saying that you are growing as a result of those darker experiences. If we don't have challenges in our life, how are we going to grow? How are we going to expand? How are we going to become better?
I've touched on the umbrella as well. An umbrella is all about sheltering and protecting. So it's protecting your from the rain while letting you go out and have a really fun time with your friend in the rain. It's a sign that you are protected. Yes, there are challenges coming your way but the angels are all around you and they are supporting and protecting you and guiding you. So don't be afraid to face those challenges, don't be afraid to go out and get wet in the rain.
And then we have the fairies. And what do fairies symbolise? Well, fairies can be an illuision. Do they exist or do they not? It could be the same if you ask about angels. Do they exist or do they not? Just because you don't see something all the time, it doesn't mean to say it doesn't exist. Just because you don't always see the breath and the oxygen blowing into your body, it doesn't mean it doesn't exist and it's not keeping you alive. So, it could be saying that the challenges around you are maybe not as bad as what you're making them out to be, maybe they don't even exist. Maybe you're creating challenges for yourself that don't need to be created. Go out and enjoy life. And, yes, challenges may come but don't make your own challenges. When they do cross your path, know that you are protected and you're sheltered and you have the angels and Divine support around you so that you can take on these challenges.
The other thing about this card that I find really lovely is the girl is not alone. She has her friend beside her. Her friend is going out in the rain with her. Her friend is also supporting her and being with her. And that's the kind of people that you want to surround yourself with. You only need one or two people in your life who will buoy you up, who will support you through the challenging and dark times. You need a lot less of the people who are going to pull you under. And the ones who aren't going to be with you walking through the rain, you don't need those people around you.
You don't actually need a huge number of friends around you to support you, you just need those special few that you know will see you through the stormy times.
This card is such a beautiful card, such an uplifting card, reminding us to see the optimistic side of life, reminding us to face the storm. And if you have to take protection, have the protection of the angels with you while you face that storm head-on, while you go out in that rain. And remember, whenever we do walk through darker times, we're growing as a result. So let them cleanse our soul and wash our soul, and let them help us to grow.
The reminder is, you don't have to do this on your own. Yes, the angels will always be with you, but you can have friends in your life who are there for the good times and the bad times as well.
Reference: This beautiful card is from Believe In Your Own Magic Oracle Deck by Amanda Lovelace, artwork by Janaina Medeiros
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