Week #12 March 19-25
Theme – The Sun | When I turned this card and saw that little baby on the white horse with the Sun blazing gloriously overhead my heart soared. In the Fool’s Journey, this is the final result. The Sun, alchemically it is the GOLD we seek. Purity. The baby and white horse also could indicate purity. “Purity of what?” we should ask.
We are halfway through March. Many places in the world just endured an unseasonal blizzard. At the least, it has been unusually cold. And now, the Sun comes out. Gaia is warming up and is about to go through renewal. We all are. Think of Spring cleaning, getting out the old, stale and dusty and brining in the light, fresh and airy. In our homes, in our hearts and in our minds. Forget those old promises made in January. THIS is when we should resolve to try new things, when we are fresh and energized! Out of the Death of Winter comes the (Re-)Birth of Spring. I wonder what the rest of the week will bring to reinforce this idea? What will we be doing with this Gold in our hands?
Sunday- 10 of Swords | A figure lays prone, 10 swords in his back. Red, an action color appears in the cloth covering the body and in the blood spilt on the ground. The sun is setting, the end of the day. 10 is and ending as well. Swords represent the element of Air and as such we can see a clear connection to the Spring Renewal. Air may represent new as in a baby’s first cry or the first breath Om. Air is moving, we use it to blow away chaff. The Sword divides and rearranges (organizes). As the sun sets on what the sword has divided, the desired from the undesired, whoosh! Blow away the dust and the old.
Monday- Judgement | I am always amazed at what the cards tell me. How one leads to the next. Here we are at the time of year when most people observe Easter or Passover. Even the Pagan ritual of Ishtar (which must given credit with coming prior to Christian leaders’ hijacking of this symbolism). The Judgement card show an angel with a trumpet waking the sleeping (dead) and the figures standing naked as newborns in their coffins. What I have just noticed for the first time is that there are two sets of three, a man, a woman and a child, like families coming back, not individuals. Families can be created of like minded people as well as related by birth. Are you a part of something larger being born? Another interesting aspect of this card is that the tombs are by water, not land where they would be buried. Water is nurturing and loving and these people are surrounded by it. What ever it is you are awakening, it is being supported and nurtured.
Tuesday- 7 of Wands | There is a look of determination on the man’s face as he takes up his rod. This determination is reflected in his wide, firm stance. Six already appear “planted” in their purpose. He stands solidly upon the ground gripping the 7th rod in his hands firmly at each end. A challenge about to be faced. I definitely get the feeling that whatever comes, he’s ready. Wands represent Fire element, used to fuel alchemical transformation and change is in the air and almost always met with resistance. Don’t be discouraged, this is just a test to see if you really do want to proceed. If you find it too hard, then maybe now is not the time. Another opportunity will eventually come along if this is something you are supposed to do. Welcome the challenge and chances are you are quite prepared and can stand up to the opposition.
Wednesday- Ace of Pentacles | Beginnings and transformation again! The Earth energy represented is ultra feminine, fertile, nurturing, grounding and strong. You are guided to bring Heiros and Gamos together integrating the masculine and feminine within for a new level of consciousness of yourself and the world around you.
Thursday- 7 of Pentacles | As we near the end of the week, we can now see the fruit of our labor. It if fine to rest a bit, but maintain diligence, the work is not yet done and harvest is still to come.
Friday- 2 of Wands | A choice is being presented. You have the world in your hand, but how do you see yourself in the world? This is a nice place to be after all that you have done to get here. You may be letting something you once valued go, but it no longer serves your purpose. What you have in your hand right now is where your path leads.
Saturday- Ace of Cups | Your cup is overflowing with abundance, soon you will be grabbing more to fill with this abundance. You are cared for, supported and nurtured. A dove drops a coin into the chalice. Make a wish! You are abundant, at peace, how can it get any better than this?