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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Turn, turn, turn

The Princess of Cups is the card of the day from Druidcraft Tarot (Carr-Gomm and Worthington, 2005). First thing I notice is the orangey, autumnal leaves on the tree, and the golden glow in the sky in the background. Yesterday and today, I feel the first stirrings of autumn in the air. Yesterday there was a decided nip to the temperature, and today I woke up to pitch black and outside my window; in the gloom I can see the silhouette of trees blowing. I feel it may be a bit of a wet and wild day. I just checked the weather forecast and it says sunny spells with a high of 16 C. The season of fall and autumnal weather are the first things I think of when I see this card this morning.

Anyway, this decidedly autumnal scene surrounds a girl with flowing ginger hair and red and russet robes - more autumn colours - who stands barefoot beside a pool of water on a mossy rock, holding a cup. A circlet with a crescent moon sits on her forehead. She holds the cup up to her face with eyes closed. To me, I see her as feeling a deep communion with her surroundings. Her robes billow and her hair floats about her shoulders - maybe she is meditating upon the autumn breeze.

Hey, I just noticed a Green Man on the tree!! Look at the pattern of the ferns on the tree just by her right elbow. Ha!

This card suggests to me that I make the most of my time out doors today to notice the changing seasons. Autumn is my favourite season of the year, and it doesn't last long in this country. It isn't such a blaze of glory as in my native country, but it's there if you watch for it. :)

6 comments:

  1. Autumn is my favourite season to. at the end of summer I am always waiting for that "nip" :)

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    1. I love autumn, and all the colours of fall. Orange is actually my favourite colour.

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  2. I'd never noticed that Green Man, either! I didn't spend any time outdoors yesterday, except walking to and from the shops. Still, I've been wearing jumpers the last couple of days, as that nip is very noticeable! Our neighbours have some kind of vine on their wall that does go out in a red blaze of glory, but it doesn't last long. It's just starting now, with one or two red leaves, and will probably be totally red by Friday, and gone by next week. So, a brief blaze, but glorious nevertheless :)

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    1. Yes, I guess I should say it's brief. :)

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  3. Yes, Autumn here in the UK doesn't seem to last that long. The nights seem to zoom in at a a tremendous rate and soon it gets very cold and quickly feels more like winter.

    I do like Autumns though, cus I'm really into toadstools and fungus and this is always the best time of year for them.

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    1. I love the wild winds and the sound of the drying leaves rustling. I like watching them blow in whirls and eddies. I love the blaze of colour. I love the spark in the air. September and October are my favourite months. The sunsets are glorious.

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