August 1st, 2008

Madonna del "Magnificat" (detail)

Sizzling Attic

My card for the day was Strength from the Tarot of Prague. 

                   

I persevered writing a harvest spread sitting in an extremely hot attic while having doubts about why on earth I had to write yet another harvest spread. I searched and searched in fairytales, stories and feasts for hours until I found a something that was liberating and healing to base a spread on. I am happy that I did it and overcame my doubts, my other harvest spreads are about the hard work of the harvest. This one is inspired by the growth of grain, which happens naturally, without our interference.  

I forgot an appointment today and I had to look and find all the serenity I posses to get over that. I’ve met Strength in that too. 
dark moon

Yom Kippur Katan

The card that I pulled for last month with the question what I could renew (as the moon that renews itself each month) was the Lady of Teacups (Queen of Cups) from the Tarot of Jane Austen. 

                      

The Lady of Teacups has deep feelings. On the card she is very sad, but stays composed. 

I had a hurting knee this month and we went on a short holiday. It was necessary this month for me not to be overwhelmed and carried away by sad feelings, because I was in pain and could not walk as much as I wanted. My knee is much better now, for which I am grateful.