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The moth symbolizes determination, attraction, psychic abilities, and faith. In contrast, the ram is an aggressive fighter. This card appreciates the differences between life and death in nature. The brashness of the ram is offset by the gentle nature of the moth. You may be hesitant to show the rest of the world your true self, and may wish to keep your inner world to yourself. You may not want to acknowledge the shadow side of yourself. However, it’s important to remember that some of our greatest beauty lies within our shadow selves.

If you are asking for 'When' in your reading, the timing of this card is July.


Like Pandora’s box, use your fear key to open up your heart. It is inevitable that we may feel sad due to old events, or that we may have wounded hearts from the past. Turn grief into beauty, and let it go. Only when you embrace sadness can you accept your feelings. The more you understand your darker “shadow” emotions, the more you may even grow to understand the others. Sadness is one of the emotions that must be acknowledged in the growth process.


Take time for yourself now. Reflect on how you approach love, whether romantically or in interpersonal relationships: are you like the ram, too abrasive at times and bold? Or are you more like the moth, perhaps too gentle and quiet-natured? Seek a compromise between both to reap all of the desires you invest in love.


You are in a powerful position, whether you realize it or not. Others may look to you with encouragement or even slight intimidation. Work on your shadow self to progress further. It is opening up a new pathway for you to let you open your eyes and heart to new possibilities. Find the balance between being competitive and gentle-natured to see the light from the crack.


The Botanical Sword Oracle connects you with awareness to transformation with deeper wisdom to help you tap into your intellect, sense of empathy, and intuition. 

Aerial View of Barren Land
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