Full Moon in Pisces–August 28, 2007
I feel myself really drawn to this woman, as if she must be someone I know.
She is totally at home in her environment, her bare feet firmly on the ground. She is healthy and strong, although her life–like the yearly life of the sun–is “past its peak.” The ribbons on the beanpoles are reminiscent of the maypole; but they are simply the red of maturity (perhaps somewhat faded). Her life-long learning has become second nature to her, ripening into wisdom. She’s like a midwife to the earth, helping it bring forth its abundance. She is very practical, and also hospitable, offering food and drink to even the most stray passer-by. Everyone feels at home in her presence. By showing us the inside of the apple, she invites us to share in her multi-faceted satisfaction, and to discover our own.
Full moon in Aquarius–July 29, 2007
This card shows my view of men’s power, so caught up in the material and hemmed in by it. It’s like the direct opposite of the unburdened Fool, who wanders where he will. The King of Coins has responsibilities, possessions, “trappings” of success, things that require time and attention, upkeep, guardianship. Lured by the beauty of the box, Osiris stepped in of his own free will. Now he’s stuck.
Full Moon in Capricorn–June 30, 2007
The Godess is calling. When I read the description of the Queen of Coins in Julie’s book, I recognized the same tale I’m interpreting in the pamphlet from the museum in Lenzburg, which I wrote about under the Ace of Coins. I also just finished reading Mists of Avalon.
The Goddess of Earth manifests in three hills in Lenzburg, and the sun rises and sets in her lap. Reminds me of King Arthur. In the matriarchal days, they celebrated the Great Marriage at midsummer, and built fires on Staufen at midwinter. There are legends and practices involving a white-veiled virgin distributing gifts [Weihnachtskind], and Nikolaus living in a cave under Goffisberg, and children coming out of a fountain there. This mythical landscape is 20 minutes from here by bus. On August 25, the museum is offering a guided tour.
Summer Solstice–June 21, 2007
What strikes me about this card is that the Prince of Coins is a worker, not a boss. He uses manual skill, but not necessarily innovation, planning, or leadership skills. He works hard, and deserves a break in his labors. But he musn’t get distracted by his solitary daydreams. His task is to refuel, and then get back to work.
Full Moon in Sagittarius--May 31, 2007
Those eyes!!! If someone looked at me like that, I would melt away into honey mead and he could lap me up off the floor. Not for him the trite and/or half-hearted pick-up lines--he goes after it, with poetry and passion! He knows what to say, and it's what every woman wants to hear. He is even gallant to the grocery cashier, and makes her swoon. His hunger is palpable and his charm irresistable. Julie's book speaks of him as a bridegroom--a stable and loyal "keeper." But I see a danger here, of a man who can smooth-talk his way into and out of any and every thing. I'm not convinced that fidelity is a strong point for him, although I'm certain that he can capably shift the blame for any lapses.
Full Moon in Scorpio--May 2, 2007
The Queen Bee has ultimate power in the hive, but what power does she have alone? She rules by serving, producing, and nurturing others. The watery Queen is reflective, defining herself by the roles she fills for others in her life. (Her user ID is frequently "So-and-so's Mom.") Even ladies as legendary as Mary (pick one!) and Guinevere would be unknown if their lives hadn't revolved around bright suns. Nevertheless, she is the power of Life, and the tender and caring bearer of selfless Love--the kind described in I Corinthians 13.
Full Moon in Libra--April 2, 2007
Palm Sunday, Passover, Easter. Fertility, birth, rebirth. The Maiden setting out on the path to Motherhood. (Interesting that her belly--her "cup"--is exposed. But where is her belly button?) Bloom of youth. Girlish figure (i.e. pre-gravity). Growing up and out. Widening world. Anticipation.
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