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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Oracle of the Week~Plant~Woad

Woad
Woad from The Plant Oracle
Freedom * Bardistry * Warriorhood

Nothing evokes the feeling of freedom more than the sight of a clear blue sky, and Woad dye reproduces this shade of blue perfectly on cloth or in paint. 

Olga Kurylenko from "Centurion"
If you have chosen this card, it may indicate that you are striving to gain freedom, and the fact that Woad evokes the qualities of both bardistry and warriorhood offers a clue as to the way forward.

 Bardistry is the art of the Bard, who in the old days was Druid storyteller, poet, or musician. 

Each of us has a Bard, a Creative Self, within us, and this card suggests that true freedom comes when you are able to give full expression to your creativity. 

To do this, you sometimes need the energy of a warrior, not to wound others but to provide you with the aggression, ambition, and single-mindedness to achieve your aim. 

Without these qualities it is hard to avoid stifling your creativity with concern for others' needs, 
and doubts about your own abilities.

From the Druid Plant Oracle by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm
Illustrated by Will Worthington

Peace, Inspiration, & Love, 
 ~Amy 
 The Spirit Dancer