For me, the Guardians represent a time in your life (either literally or metaphorically) when you are at midlfe, and are actively involved in your community. You are a master of your chosen field, and you "guard" or protect the qualities and issues symbolized by the chosen suit or element. In a life cycle, the Guardians represent the quality of fruition, which corresponds to a full or disseminating moon.
Last week the Guardian of Earth helped us to get grounded. This week the Guardian of Water invites us to open our hearts to our dreams and visions, to compassion and to deep love. "Pour it out for me," goes her siren song. These are Kwan Yin's waters of mercy, poured out upon a troubled world.
This is one of my favorite images, at least in part because She represents the Ocean Mother to me. She is that epiphany of the Goddess to whom I am most bonded. And so, this week, I will listen for her voice in my dreams, in my intuitive hunches, in the cards, and in the sound of the waves lapping on the shore.
And what about you, dear Reader? What does She say to you?