"Clear the past; heal the present"
This card is so full of symbolism it's almost hard to know where to start.
I think first I want to touch on the colours that stand out most for me; purples, pinks and blues, as I feel, through them, there's an underlying theme in this card. A theme of angelic connection (purple), compassion (pink) and strength (blue).
The card is about clearing the past and healing the present and I feel the angels are inviting us to do so with their help and guidance. And to do so in a compassionate way without judgement and harshness towards mistakes we may have made in the past, in order to bring us the strength to cleanse and heal the present so we can continue to move forward.
At the forefront of the picture is a woman. If you are a woman, then this would represent your role in the situation. If you're a man, then it would represent the feminine energy in the situation, energy of gentleness, sensitivity, compassion, connection with others; that feminine energy should be the energy that comes to the forefront.
The title of the card is "rejuvenating rain". So, whilst the rain doesn't feel like a dominant feature in the picture, it is important to the overall message as it's in the very title of the card. Rain relates to the cleansing and clearing of old wounds. It washes away anything that's not serving you, perhaps negative thoughts and beliefs. It can be physical, mental or spiritually cleansing but as rain is closely associated with emotions, it's most likely related to emotional cleansing.
When I think of rain washing over me I also think of the violet flame. When I picture the violet flame (spiritual energy) cleansing my body and aura, I see it as a shower of rain washing over and through me, removing any blocks and anything that isn't serving me. It's an energy of cleansing and healing.
In the background is a waterfall, again a form of water. Waterfalls are all about releasing and letting go. There's a power behind waterfalls; the water doesn't just trickle and flow, it gushes over a great height, giving the idea of powerful cleansing and releasing. It depicts a great release of emotion which leads to rejuvenation and renewal.
However.. at the base of the waterfall are some rocks which seem to be acting as a dam. On one hand are you releasing and clearing the past but on the other hand are you still trying to hold onto it? The water is still flowing through the rocks and boulders but if you removed them completely, imagine how much easier the water would flow. Rocks can represent our stubborn nature. Perhaps you ought to be more compassionate towards yourself and your past and release it freely.
The message I gain from this card is that it's time to release and clear your past so you can move forward to heal your present. To do so let whatever's not serving you flow and release like a waterfall but don't stop it from flowing freely by trying to hold onto it and release it gently. Remove the rocks and boulders that may be holding you back. If this is a struggle, be compassionate and gentle to yourself and ask the angels to step in to help. Although there is great power in this card, I also feel a lot of gentleness and tenderness too, hence the presence of the female and feminine energy.
Reference: This beautiful card is from The Sacred Traveler Oracle Deck by Denise Linn, artwork by Jesse Reisch