I also did the Candlemas reading from Christine Jette’s Tarot for all Seasons. I love this reading and I love this festival dearly. But I was disappointed in the deck I used,the Animals Divine Tarot. I must promise myself never to use it again for these occasions. The cards make me tired.
I show two cards from the spread here. The first one is pulled for the position of ‘Strength’. For that I have pulled Two of Swords. The card shows something which I need to confront to get strong. Without going into details about my situation, the card shows me as a sparrow that feels itself entangled, not able to fly up and soar the heavens. To feel strong again, I need to rise up above the situation I am entangled in, find a constructive manner to deal with the situation.
The other card I show here is the card for the position which shows what needs healing in order to obtain the desired strength of card 1. Three of Pentacles, which shows a tiger stepping into the water, showed me this. The message for me is that I should be more direct in my situation.
It is interesting that to be able to fly up, I need to go down, step in to the water.