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The Gaian Aces, part 1

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on April 21, 2011 | Comments (1)

To finish out our theme of spring, let’s talk about new beginnings. Throughout the year, there are many times and seasons to mark new beginnings: the New Year, Fall (back to school nostalgia), one’s birthday. And spring. All the burgeoning new life popping out of the ground, out of nests, and out of animals of all sorts.

In tarot, the Aces represent new beginnings. Out of all the “new beginnings” times of the year, I think the Aces go best with Spring. The Aces have this feeling of being gifts from the Universe and Spring has that feeling to me. When it finally comes, I am just so very grateful.

The Gaian Tarot by Joanna Colbert Powell, which will be available in the fall, expresses the energy of the earth so beautifully. The suits are not the traditional Wands, Swords, Cups, and Pentacles. Instead they are Fire, Air, Water, and Earth. Today we’ll look at the Aces of Fire and Air.

Both of these are the traditionally active suits and so it makes sense the gifts are actively popping out of the containers that held them. There is a clear sense of having been in a sort of hibernation (the way winter can feel) and finally just bursting out because they simply cannot NOT do so.

There is a difference in energy between the two.  The little lizard in the Ace of Fire seems curious and almost comical. The butterfly, on the other hand, has a calm grace.

Today, draw the energy of these cards into your; write an intention for expressing the gifts of curiosity and gracefulness.

Reader Comments

Written By Soull
on April 21st, 2011 @ 11:18 am

Seeing the elements in a tarot deck is certainly interesting. I personally am rather bad at remembering the suits, and all the different names that other decks give them. A deck that sticks to the elements would be great!

Plus, the colors are amazing and vibrant. Definitely a plus.

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