Daily Draw: The Faeries' Oracle, Sylvanius
Sylvanious says 'your face is not your truth'. As the book explains others project what they like and dislike about themselves, their hopes, fears and misunderstandings upon us. It is easy to accept these false projections as our reality when it is really only a partial picture of ourself.
Although we are pretty much stuck with the face we are born with (soft, hard, conventionally good looking, unusual etc.) which may partly determine whether others respond favourably to us, there are masks we can wear. Make up being a fairly innocuous way to show your best face to the world.
There are others - careful image management for political purposes, choosing what face to show to whom. I have been badly hurt a couple of times by devious individuals who have succeeded in convincing anyone who mattered that they were a nice people when they were nothing of the sort.
So why let our views of ourselves be limited by those who care nothing for us...
The message of this card is to dare to look in the real mirror that the world holds up but also inwards at our true selves. As we begin to shed the false and misleading beliefs we have accepted about ourselves we may find out we are better than we thought.
Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.