Visions Oracle Card: All Snakes Day
This card is about celebrating an alternate holiday to St. Patrick’s Day. It is said that St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland. However, Ireland has never had snakes, so it is believed that the snake is symbolic of the people who still practiced the old ways, pagan folk customs of the time. These people were closer to the earth and had their own traditions and earth-based spiritual practices. St. Patrick is said to have converted them to Christianity, but this conversion involved genocide and cultural erasure, marking the end of these pre-Christian customs, traditions, and cultures. For this reason, many people now celebrate Irish Heritage Day or All Snakes Day to celebrate their Irish heritage.
Part of the council of this card is to question the things we do or celebrate and asks us to question societal norms. What is on the surface may not always be the truth of the holiday, custom, tradition, or practice that we have been taught. Look deeper. Look at traditions. Do these traditions support you or do they feel out of alignment? It’s ok to create something new if those traditions do not resonate with you. Creating new traditions can break us free from living in the box that society may have put upon us. It is good to question our beliefs from time to time and see if they are still serving us. If not, we create new ways with these new understandings of ourselves.
In addition to this, you are being asked to look at snake symbology. Snakes symbolize, fertility, creation, and transformation, which is perfect for the transition to spring. Snakes also can symbolize the goddess or priestess energies. Just as the snake sheds its skin, so can you shed what is no longer serving you so you can step into the next thing, creating transformation in your life. Snake is also close to the earth, so now could be a good time for you to engage in working with earth energy and pulling it up into your body. Sit or lay on the ground. Put your hands on the earth.
Notice little butterfly in the card? This is another nod to the theme of transformation. Notice in the background there are many circle patterns. The circle has no beginning and no end. There is no competition or hierarchy in the circle.
The predominant color of the card is green. Green represents growth, healing, prosperity, and abundance. The snake is surrounded by vibrant and colorful lush growth. This speaks to being surrounded by abundance and the energies of vibrant growth.
This is also a Springtime card, so it carries themes of new beginnings, new growth, inspiration, renewal, ideas, vision, mental, the mind.