Somebody in a card reading group recently said they thought that unicorns and decks with pictures of unicorns were childish and that unicorn decks could not be taken seriously. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
While I don’t agree that people who enjoy unicorns and unicorn-themed decks are automatically childish, there are probably some that are – just as there are childish men who like Lamborghinis, or childish women who also love going to a Mozart concert on a Sunday afternoon. What all unicorn-lovers do have in common is a childlike capability for seeing the magic and mystery of life. We also like to have fun and if life isn’t fun, we make it so – It’s almost a super power!
In the old days, kings, knights, metaphysicians and physicians all believed in unicorns (we have unicorn quotes from ancient manuscripts to prove it). Expeditions were funded to go in search for them and ‘unicorn horn’ was a highly prized possession that only the richest of the rich could afford. The horn was thought to be capable of purifying poisoned water and the ground up ‘unicorn powder’ was said to be able to cure almost all ailments.
Of course, charlatans were cashing in on this chimerical belief big time but that is not to say the belief itself was wrong – It was looking outside, trying to see with our physical eyes what we can only see through the eyes of our heart that was wrong. It’s a bit like religion which leads us to bow to the power of the vision of holiness someone else has conjured, instead of focusing our attention on the Divine Fire deep within our own hearts.
My unicorn guide let me know that people who deride unicorn-lovers are really rather sad and unhappy people in general. He suggested that I pull a couple of cards for a message for them from the magical realm of the unicorns and I am more than happy to oblige.
My question for the cards was…
What Message Do the Unicorns Have for People Who Think Believing In Unicorns is Childish?
The unicorn in the Wheel of Fortune card tells us, ‘It is fear from expanding your consciousness in the realm of the imagination that keeps you from seeing and believing.’
The unicorn in the ‘Compassion’ card wants you to heal and reconnect with the natural joy and sense of wonder of your inner child. And until you can, be kind and compassionate with those who revel in the presence of unicorns. Judging them is most likely something you will come to regret one day.
Somewhere along the road, you were ridiculed for imagining things and seeing things that weren’t ‘real.’ Somewhere, perhaps in your childhood or maybe in your teens, you started valuing only the things that ‘sensible’ people value, such as the latest fashion, the ‘news,’ a good job, good grades, fine dining and luxury holidays.
It was easier that way. You could fit in and nobody would make fun of you. But you paid a high price – You lost a sense of magic and mystery… Your life became more drab. Could it be that the reason you constantly feel annoyed with others is that you left half of you behind when you grew up and adapted to the world around you?
Your rational half is wonderful, don’t get me wrong! But without your imagination and without being able to see through the eyes of the heart, you will always have a dull ache inside… a void that no amount of shopping or entertainment can ever fill.
Unicorn Blissings ✨🦄✨