Sunday, August 26, 2007

Daily Draw: Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg ~ Star

This resurrection of hope, following the Tower card's cataclysmic changes speaks volumes about our ability to pick ourselves up, dust off, and begin again. The abandoned clothing in the foreground topped with a butterfly speaks the same message of shedding the old and reinventing our life in a better way.

I can look back on the last two years and see the terrible Tower moment and then in retrospect when the Star began to bloom with something to fill the void. Often it is only hindsight that lets us recognize these major moments in our lives...if we knew they were coming we couldn't bear the thought of the bad and surely we'd mess up the good. Memory is also kind if we allow it to be, it will lessen the pain and highlight the joy.

"Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis." ~ Martha Beck 1962-

The stunning deck this week is Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg, painted to card size by renowned miniaturist Yury Shakov. To get the fine detail Yury was famous for he often used a single brush hair. This is a gorgeous deck with an excellent companion book by Cynthia Giles.

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