Monday, 21 August 2017

dark to light

Daily Draw, The Green Witch Tarot, The Lord of Shadows.

The moth in this card is moving from darkness to light. I suppose quite apt for an eclipse day. Or should it be the other way around - moving from light into shadow? 

This card sometimes speaks of abrupt endings - which it is human to fear. I tend to prefer a gentler fade in fade out approach to life's changes. This Lord is patient but where there is stagnation or lack of growth he arrives with his besom to make a clean sweep. Through cleansing new optimism arises. Negative influences are removed enabling positive ones to enter. As the guidebook states 'old situations give way to new ones, and the past is left behind as a person moves on, released from prior commitments'. The yew tree in the image represents renewal, the lunar moth symbolises transition. This card is growing on me...

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  1. I have a friend in the early stages of a very painful divorce. I wish I could convince her of this wisdom. Just came inside after watching the eclipse with my pinhole viewer. :)

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    1. That must be hard but she is blessed to have you by her side. The eclipse - What a thing to witness...we got a 10 % one here.

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  2. I like the addition of the well, which is often seen a doorway to the other world. Remember the story of Mother Holle?

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    1. I've been musing the well. I don't know that story - a little project for tomorrow to find out more :)

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    2. This fairy tale is one of the last remnants of the Goddes Holda, a Teutonic goddess of a.o. of death and renewal. She is often revered during wintertime.

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  3. A whisper of sadness. One day we all get to make the journey to the Summerlands. I hope I don't leave anyone in the shadows of grief.

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