Welcome to the Tarot Blog Hop where we look at the symbolisms of resurrection and rebirth in the Tarot, Oracles, Lenormand or whatever else takes your fancy. Come and join me in either waking up from the darkness or winter, or curling up for the long sleep ahead.
Welcome to my entry for Ostara, the time of year when the World is balanced, but only for a moment. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, things are warming up, we’re emerging from our winter chrysalis and emerging gently into our warm outer environment. We’re going through our resurrection and rebirth.
In the southern hemisphere, our friends are gearing up to rest and recharge before they’re reborn and resurrected in about six months or so.
What cards come to mind with all this resurrection and rebirth? The Aces are often a good place, the rebirth, restarting! Ten’s are good for the completion of a cycle. If we’re talking Majors, the Green Woman / Empress is great for new beginnings in lots of areas, not just mentally, but physically and psychologically.
For me, one of the greatest things I see every time I come home, is this image of the flower bed right by my stairs. The Bell Hyacinths are just starting to come out, the holly is just thinking about budding and flowering. The Daffodils are currently in full flowering mode and I, along with the kids, enjoy smelling them as we come up the stairs to home.
There is a lot of Magic about at this time of year, which brings me to the Wheel of the Year within The Wildwood. Mark and John have The Archer, The Shaman and The Stag associated with this time of year.
Magic is certainly one excellent word for this time of year! The magic that happens with a new born baby, the magic that happens when we curl up and go to sleep, never to awake. Some might not see that as magical. It’s a sad magic, the end of life, but it’s one we must all endure and go through, yet it breaks us into pieces when it happens to those close to us that we love, those who we are closest to.
So this Ostara, I’ll enjoy the Tarot evening I have planned with the ladies, I’ll enjoy the warm car and the lighter evenings. I might even get to drive to the location in daylight, though, not dry judging by the spring like weather I’m currently under! But well, it feeds the plants, the roses and the garden.
The time of Arrows has come. Arrows (Swords) are about new thoughts and new ways of thinking. So, tying back to Yule & The Midwinter Solstice, what are you doing about making your New Year thoughts manifest, now that the seasons have changed?
I used The Wildwood and my own personal photographs to make this post. I hope you enjoy!