“When this card appears, a person or situation arises or arrives that can lead you to success, gain, and growth. It is time for gain, growth, and increase.”
“In northern European lore we find the character known as the Oak King. He personifies the waxing period of the year, which runs from the winter solstice through to the summer solstice. In his legends, the Oak King fights his brother (The Holly King) for rule of the year. The Oak King wins the winter solstice battle, and the Holly King wins the summer solstice fight.”
“In southern European lore the equinox periods mark the waxing and waning periods of the year. The seasonal changes are personified by the stag (at the spring equinox) and the wolf (at the autumn equinox). The card depicts the Oak King dressed in woodland clothing and wearing an oak wreath crown. he holds a staff that bears a carved stag’s head. On his chest he wears a medallion of amber and jet that signifies his time of power.”
THE SHADOW’S EDGE
“The Oak King addresses the theme of prosperity as a cycle of it’s own nature. It assures us that even as decline and death is certain, so too is the certainty of renewal and new life. The Oak King personifies the divine consciousness within the cycle of nature, which is testimony to the tenacity of the principles represented in the waxing season of the year.”
Today’s guidance is from The Seeker’s Guide to the Hidden Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller.