5. Saille

Sensitivity, receptivity, intuition, fluidity, flexibility

Tree: Willow (Salix spp.)

Letter: S

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Intuition, fluidity, psychic phenomena, sensitivity, good timing. Heightened perception. Saille indicates the ability to let go of fixed ideas in favor of moving with what is appropriate for a particular phase of life. Being sensitive or empathic is a skill that is hard to balance, but it also gives you uncanny talents when it comes to choosing the right thing at the right time or place. It is necessary for great artists and musicians to be empaths, because it is their access to the unconscious that enables them to put the right color in the right place on a painting or hit the right note at the right time on their instrument. Drawing Saille means that a force within you is flowing in harmony with the unseen powers. Whether you are riding (figurative) white water rapids or growing in a peaceful garden, you are flexible and resilient to life’s curves and eddies. You bend like a willow, making the best decisions possible considering the circumstances of the phase you have entered. Understanding has become stored knowledge and within it a deep well of wisdom upon which to draw.

When you encounter Saille, look for heightened awareness, a tendency to say the right thing at the same time, or the urge to follow a hunch you just know will work out for you later. Notice the people around you and the places you frequent. How does it feel to be there? Is the vibe good or bad?

Questions when you draw Saille:

-When has a hunch saved your butt?
-What bad habits are you not willing to let go of without a fight?
-Look into your past and remember all that was going on when you are a shining example of giving someone else the love and support they needed. What factors stood in your way at the time, and how did you overcome them?


Saille ill-dignified excess: Empathic burnout
Oversensitivity and psychic overload. Many forces, including non-corporeal beings, trying to feed off your sensitivity and empathy. The need to banish malevolent people’s and being’s energies and turn off your sensitivity before you burn out. Caring too much about what others think or thinking you have the power to force them to avoid their own bad decisions. Etheric pollution and clutter. Clinging to a dreamlike ideal and not understanding how the ideal could be poisonous.

Saille ill-dignified dearth: Obtuseness
A hard, brittle approach that results from an often highly-justifiable fear of giving too much and being too sensitive to other’s thoughts and needs. Anxiety that manifests in vulgarity, depression, or social awkwardness. Being so afraid of one’s own vulnerability that one retreats behind a shell of total shyness, bravado, or inappropriate behavior. Stubborn refusal to move with the flow — examine your rebellions and where they are coming from. Possible fear and dismissal of all psychic phenomena as superstition. Possible refusal to acknowledge non-corporeal beings.

“Intuition is more important to discovery than logic.” -Henri Poincare

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” -Attributed to Albert Einstein

“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” -Florence Scovel Shinn