Wildwood COTD : Major #14, Balance

Today’s Card of the Day comes from the Major Arcana and is Card #14, Balance. It shows two serpents, one red, one white, wrapped around a Silver Birch tree. In the roots of the Silver Birch we see a face engraved or staring back at us. The colours of the two serpents are rather significant. The red serpent signifies iron, blood and fire. The white serpent stands for bone, milk and ash.

Usually Balance comes up when things within in are not in balance. There’s the balance of humanity and nature and all the intricate things that  go with it. The ancients recognised that their survival was dependant on their environment and as such, they lived in better harmony than we do today.

So, what message does this card have for me today? To keep things in balance and to renew things as they are needed. To reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible and perhaps to keep ones temper in balance? We shall see.