The skilled and inspiring Ellen Dugan is one of our most popular writers. It’s no wonder then, that so many people are excited about her new deck, the Witches Tarot, which she created with the help of artist Mark Evans.
Ellen has done such a great job with this deck, working hard to design something that would really resonate with witches. Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite cards along with snippets of text from the book.
An auburn-haired woman sits quietly at dawn with a large male lion at her side. The lion is magnificent, and he leans contentedly into the woman from comfort. She is smiling, calm, and able to control the lion by her demeanor and touch alone. The woman is crowned with green oak leaves; these represent strength. A lemniscate–the infinity symbol–glows above the woman’s head and shows that she is a spiritual and magickal being. Her gown is white and red; both of these colors are associated with the Goddess. Around her neck are eight glowing rubies. The number of these fiery stones is a reminder and link to the number of her Major Arcana card. The necklace is an important symbol for the woman in the card, as the ruby is known for enhancing a positive and courageous state of mind. A garland of lush red roses, signifying harmony and beauty, drapes over the lion and the woman, linking them together–which brings up the question of who has strength in this card. The woman, for her quiet strength, power, and enjoyment of the situation? Or the lion, for being strong enough to tame his wilder impulses, to have self-control, and to allow himself the pleasure of the experience?
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