Today’s Shadows & Light oracle card is The Lantern Fairy. The message that she brings is “A clear solution”. She is a cute fairy dressed in blue and green with lovely black wings. She carries and beautiful black lantern that glows brightly. She walks along in the night, leading you somewhere, with a large brick wall in the background. She’s pausing for a moment and giving you a look of reassurance as she gets ready to guide you through a hole in that wall while the thick, nighttime storm clouds seem to hoover overhead.
The fairy is trying to guide you but she certainly isn’t trying to tell you what to do or how to do it. It’s ultimately up to you to decide how you want to take action in your life. Instead, see the Lantern Fairy as a guide to working through something that has been very challenging. You’ve hit a wall somewhere and you’re at a point where you don’t know what to do to get around it. Do you go over it, under it, do you try and take it apart brick by brick? The fairy has found a break in the wall where things have naturally started to open up and she is trying to show you that if you go this way you you’ll be able to avoid a lot of work and difficulty.
To some people this might feel like cheating. “I need to go through this experience if I want to learn.” you say. This isn’t always the case. We sometimes put ourselves through far more than is necessary thinking that we’re going to learn some giant lesson by being in a place of pain. In this particular instance the Lantern Fairy wants you to see that if you go through the break in the wall, if you take this somewhat quicker route, you’re not going to miss out on the lessons, just the pain of ramming your head against that brick wall until it comes down.
What are you dealing with that has you feeling like you’re hitting a wall? How is your approach to that working for you now? Is it time to try and let the Lantern Fairy guide you to a better path or do you really want to keep running up against that wall for now? It’s your choice.