I am new to Froud's Faeries Oracle but I have been studying them a bit. What a pleasure to get to use them for an actual reading as that is the best way to get to know them, and especially with someone who knows the deck already.
My question is about my work "journey". I am nearing the end of a training phase for a promotion that I recently received. Since I got the promotion things have been quite good and I feel I am doing well. But things in the area have shifted and become a bit more crazy. I have recently moved to a new location but hear hints and whispers that I may be moving yet again. This move may be to a new city.
1. Where in the journey am I?
2. What am I missing still that my journey wants to teach me?
3. How will I know when I am moving forward in my journey?
1. Where in the journey am I? - The Piper (Order, Harmony)
A slightly wild-looking young man wearing a garland of leaves intently plays a pipe. What strikes me about this card is the absorption with which the Piper is playing his pipe. He is focused, but also, he appears to be “in the zone”. I would love to hear how his music sounds right now, but I’ll be it would be so wistfully poignant as to almost hard to bear. But that would actually be OK, as part of his power is the ability to transform our lower emotional vibrations into higher ones.
This feels to me like where you work, you have an effect on others; as far as your job is concerned, your ability to “play the tune” makes a difference to others where you work. So, as much as I hate to say what has become somewhat of a cliche, you are right were you are supposed to be now.
2. What am I missing still that my journey wants to teach me? - Faeries of the Future - (Being in the Now - Guidance)
Faeries of various sizes and shapes face to the right - to the future. The faery in the foreground attracts my attention. She is concentrating intently (hmm, there’s a trend here) and she appears to be balancing; both in the way she holds herself and in the way she holds the nut in her hand. She also looks to be pregnant - there is potentiality here.
There are so many faeries in this picture, most of them intent on moving forward into the future. Which one will you be? Have you been hesitating on making a choice anywhere in your career? Also, what about balance? Have you been making sure that there is a balance between work and life? Where do you feel guided to go? The faeries are reminding you that you do have choices.
3. How will I know when I am moving forward in my journey? (Unity - Union - Mystical Experience)
IMHO, the graphic for this card is remarkable. At a glance we see a union of male-female energy, also, it calls to mind the healing energy of the caduceus.
What I would say here is that you will know when you are moving forward in your journey because it will just feel right. It’s not too often in our lives that we are able to slow ourselves down and feel the Life Force as it manifests itself in our lives, and it does everywhere, at all times; we just get too caught up in our mundane existence to connect with it at times. But when we do, we can take this energy; no, we can be
this energy - and that is what will move us forward.
Overall, you have a feeling of focus and concentration in your reading. That is good. The faeries are reminding you that your future is yours to choose and you have control over where to put your energy. At some point soon you should be able to connect with the universal energy - or you may already have done so - and if you take that focus and go towards the highest good, all will be well. Yes, there is change coming, but it is definitely moving you forward on your journey.
I hope this helps in reference to your question.
I need to work on a few other things but will get back with feedback for your reading later today or tomorrow.