Well, here she is, the 78th card.
I’m so glad to end the deck on such a positive, high note. (It’s not the true end, of course; I’m still going to completely redo the 5 of Water, and revise a few other cards). But this is still a kind of completion. And how perfect to end with One who mastered the art of manifestation in the physical world.
A woman sits in her lush autumnal garden, spinning wool into yarn that will eventually become sweaters, scarves and hats for the winter to come.
Sister Deer comes to visit and munch on the windfall apples, but pauses to gaze at the viewer, as if to say: And what are you doing in my back yard?
As we gaze as the Elder of Earth, we are reminded of the Three Fates: She Who Spins, She Who Weaves, and She Who Cuts the thread of life. She will play each of those roles in turn, but as for today, she spins.
And what does the Elder of Earth say to you, dear Readers?