Sometimes, you have to admit, the Tarot just has a wicked sense of humor. In response to my question, “What do I most need to keep in mind, during the Holy Week of Winter Solstice / Full Moon Lunar Eclipse and Family Christmas?”, I pulled . . . the Sun.
The Gaian Sun is far from a traditional Tarot Sun card, which often shows the Child of Wonder (aka the Newborn Sun) riding on the back of a white horse. But it does convey the joy and radiance we feel at this pivotal point on the Wheel of the Year, when the days (oh so minutely!) begin to lengthen, and we can believe again in the promise of Spring.
Besides being a literal depiction of the sun symbolism of Winter Solstice, this card expresses the joy that I feel when I count my blessings and stand in a place of gratitude. Despite health challenges and personal challenges, 2010 has to stand as one of my best years, ever. My 20-something self and my 30-something self would never have believed that Life would be at its best in my late 50’s. To life! L’chaim!
A most Blessed Winter Solstice and Christmas Festival to you!