To finish out our theme of spring, letâ€™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), oneâ€™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 â€śnew beginningsâ€ť 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 weâ€™ll look at the Aces of Water and Earth.
Both of these are the traditionally passive suits and so it makes sense the gifts are contently living within the environments that bred them. The creatures are not changing as in the active cards; their environment changes.
The fish is probably the creature most at one with its environment. The water embraces him even as he moves through it. The Ace of Water is a very Zen-like card and promises the gift of being fully connected with your environment.
The fawn watches, slowly learning about her world through careful observation. She notices the seedling as it grows to strong plant, to flower, to fruit. Her gift is understanding the potential of the world.
Today, draw the energy of these cards into your; write an intention for expressing the gifts of unity and observation.
Tomorrow I am leaving for New York to attend the Readers Studio. This year I am one of the three master teachers, along with Corrine Kenner and Caitlin Matthews. You won’t hear from me again until next month, when I’ll report back on my adventures.