– Reflection – Transition – Release –

This card is asking you to take a moment to retreat inside to discover the truth about the matter at hand and what steps you need to take. Do not move into action. It is time to draw your energies inward for introspection and reflection. Keep any plans or projects you are thinking about on the shelf.

Winter heralds the dying off of that which does not serve you. The leaves of a tree are shed in order to make room for spring’s buds. You, too, need this rest time to release the old. With this release, you allow the new to bloom when the timing is right.

Additional meanings:

-Archangels Haniel, Jeremiel and Jophiel are associated with this symbol.

-The old is “dying off”; allow the time needed for this transition.

-Incubate your plans, ideas and energy until it’s the best moment to share them.

-Work with the crone/sage aspect of yourself in order to impart wisdom, compassion and truth.

-Enjoy a life review. Reflect back on your past to appreciate the lessons you’ve gained.

From the Angel Dream Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue & Melissa Virtue