Today's Card the Day on my White Rabbit Tarot Facebook page was Golden Flower, or Temperance in RWS. After I posted on my page I found featured this week in Andrea Green's email Tarot Journal was - you guessed it - Temperance! I think I'm getting the message- must be something I need to hear. When a card comes up and comes up again and again, you know it's trying to get your attention and it's likely something you need to attend to, or take to heart. And so I will.
I just love the Chrysalis Tarot version of this card! The colors are warm pastels, the imagery inviting and joyous, and in fact, the card is actually a meditative tool, a mandala with its sunflower center, a bright stillness surrounded by dancing movements of fish and butterflies - outer movement with inner stillness - a metaphor of our lives if mindfulness is applied. The world may do as it will, and waters may swirl around us in life's circumstances, but if we can touch into and maintain our inner center, we can avoid being swept up and away with ups and downs. Looking into this card brings joy for me - and I think most anyone who takes a moment will experience the same.
I've been using the Chrysalis Tarot for almost every self-reading I've done in the last week or so to get familiar with its meanings and images. I'm looking forward to getting to the point where I'll feel comfortable using it to read for others. It's such a joyous, life-affirming and gentle deck that I think most people will really appreciate and enjoy it.
But getting back to synchronicity - I was communicating with an online fellow tarot reader yesterday and she had a little discouraging hiccup in her plans to build her tarot business. I didn't do a reading for her then, but off the top of my head I told her that something better may be coming and that was the reason this initial situation didn't work out. Today I did a short reading on her situation and the cards very clearly echoed my hunch from last night - 5 of Cups for present experience, followed by 2 of Cups and the Wheel of Fortune - a new collaboration. There was more to the reading, and the additional cards moving into the near future basically echoed this theme with the 6 of Swords as the final card (moving away from discord into something better, or moving to a new location, in this case, her reading venue).
Interesting how this Golden Flower/Temperance imagery is like a wheel -almost like a Wheel of Fortune- one minute you're on the top, then on the bottom, and around we go...think it's telling us to accept this relentless up and down movement that is life and by this find the bright, still peace that is really ours? Maybe the simplistic phrase that was a popular song some years ago really did say it "Don't worry, be happy!" Might as well, right?
I am an intuitive counselor and visionary artist who has studied and worked with Tarot for over 20 years. I am an avid collector of tarot art, as well as a creator. I am the creator of four oracle decks. I also have an extensive collection of tarot art images on Pinterest.com which you can enjoy.