February 10th, 2008

Madonna del "Magnificat" (detail)

First Sunday in Lent

It was a beautiful day here in Holland. The sun was warm and the lakes were like mirrors, the sun was reflected in them and there was no wind at all that stirred the water; a magical day. We made a walk.

Today is the first Sunday in Lent. I have read Marcus 2:18-22, and pulled card about a theme in this passage. In verse 22 Jesus says: “No one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine will burst the skins, and the wine pours out, and the skins will be destroyed; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins.” The theme for my card was: ‘What precious is and what must not get lost in my life’. The card that I have drawn is Stone Six (Six of Pentacles). 


On the card are standing stones in a circle. Between them is a fire. What must not get lost in my life is warmth: the warmth and comfort of my family and friends and the warmth that often is in my tarot groups in the sharing that we do.

The card emphases equality: the standing stones are of the same length – which reminds me of Lady Susan, the Devil from the Tarot of Jane Austen that I pulled a few days ago, showing what I can renew in the month of Adar. The Devil shows the opposite of equality. 


Stone six, that tells me what is precious in my life shows me the way to go: warmth is important, sharing, comfort and equality (in this auspicious month for joy).