Today’s Card of the Day is one of the Majors, the 4th one, The Green Man. In RWS decks, he’d be The Emperor. He can be demanding, controlling, royal, harsh and fatherly. Fathers often display a conditional love, which can make a child do what is needed in order to get the love back. I also see him as a part (or in place of) Cernunnos or Herne the Hunter.
The Green Man is the harder, masculine side of The Green Woman and until about a year ago, I had not even seen a Green Woman plaque. In my garden, on the sunniest wall, hangs my Green Man. He protects my garden, my house, my family and me. In order for him to do that, I give back something else: My tarot and magical work. That’s not to say I do it for free! But I do all the learning because it feels right, it feels like a part of me that I need to do. This is my path and he protects me while I walk on this cobble road.
So my question for you today is this: what are you doing to earn The Green Man’s protection? What are you doing for someone that needs paying back to you in some way? Are you being too over-bearing and strict? Or are you not being strict enough? You can answer that, but I hope it gives you food for thought.