Curiouser and curiouser. The 7 of Fire shows Uranus whom Barbara calls the “Crazy Genius of the Skies”. She describes this card as symbolizing sudden big changes sometimes accompanied by radical, impulsive behavior. In Greek mythology Uranus is the primordial sky god whose mating with the earth mother Gaia produce the Titans, the Hekatonkheires and the Cyclopes. He was eventually castrated and overthrown by his son Cronus (who was in turn overthrown by his son Zeus). Astrologically, the planet Uranus is considered the planet of rebellion, an awakener and quirky innovator. Based on this I would have to consider that the 7 of Fire is showing that if we wish to interact with the extraterrestrials in a more effective and positive manner, we first need to change our perceptions and attitudes. We need to embrace the fact that this might seem silly to some. It may force us to explore crazy, quirky or innovative creative ways to connect with the energies of the Otherworld.
If the extraterrestrials serve the Dark Goddess and live in a shadowy Otherworld then perhaps their communication style is one we would not recognize as such. Perhaps that is what has created some of the challenges we’ve hit so far. We speak different languages and translation is not easy. We may need to turn our typical approaches on their head in order to understand the extraterrestrials’ message.
The World reversed is a reminder that just because we can’t see these Otherworldly creatures, that doesn’t negate their existence. Sometimes humanity views itself as the sole ruler and/or savior of the planet. We are arrogant enough to believe that we can destroy the planet and we can save it. In reality, I think the Earth will do just fine with or without humanity. We serve a purpose right now but if we become too parasitic I am confident Mama Gaia will shrug us off like useless fleas. There are other sentient beings on this planet and our ability to see or interact with them doesn’t impact their reality. We don’t have to believe in them for them to exist.
Right now our relationship may be unbalanced because we have pushed things too far; taken more than our fair share of the resources. We can fix this but one of the biggest problems is population growth and there is not easy answer for that. How does one tell others they cannot reproduce? That would be almost impossible to legislate or enforce. If we wish to bring harmony and balance back to the planet, we need to find ways to work with the energies of the elementals, the extraterrestrials, the fairies – call them what you will. The children of the Dark Goddess, residents of the Otherworld may help us see things from a different perspective. Perhaps that will enable us to find creative, beneficial ways to heal the planet and our relationship with our fellow inhabitants.