My first thought when I saw this trio was, "three heavy hitters". Three Major Arcana for today. And they mean business. It looks like Death is coming for the Hierophant. In fact, there he is in the first card, standing before the Grim Reaper, perhaps thinking his religious title will spare him from Death's wrath. But Death is no respecter of persons, and his white horse will eventually trample on everyone equally. Metaphorically, relating this to my life, this indicates the end of doing things traditionally. The Empress has her back to the Hierophant. She wants none of what he is selling to the masses. His rules don't apply to her. She goes her own way.
Last night, we heard strange sounds in the house. My son was scared, so I went to go investigate. He didn't want me to go, but I wanted to assure him that no one was out there. Houses just make weird noises sometimes. So I left the room and came back a minute later, reassuring him that all was well. I went to bed wondering what would happen if someone had broken in. I know that I would end up offering every single thing we owned, the whole house and its entire contents, if only my children and I would be spared. In that moment, all of our belongings, even the most sentimental, seemed completely meaningless.
That train of thought eventually led me to consider the ways in which I have been contemplating creating more income, so that my kids and I could spend more time doing things we love. I don't want to work at a job I hate, just because I need money. I don't want to fall into that trap, just because the majority of the world thinks that's the way it's done (Hierophant). I started thinking of all the income ideas that simply don't work for me personally. And then I realized that what I really need to do is create a new, innovative way to make money that works for me. That I can feel great about, and that is designed just for the way I tick. Why can't I be a pioneer?
I fell asleep before getting much further than that, but I woke up glad to have new thoughts to consider today. And when I saw my cards today, they were a reminder of my idea. Death + Hierophant = Quitting the old, traditional way of doing things. As the Empress (mom to my kids), I turn my back to the methods that simply don't work for me. I focus on the future, knowing that using my creativity and love, I can create my own road to a life of beauty, joy, peace, love and freedom.
Deck: Ator Tarot (by Robin Ator, published by Glow in the Dark Pictures)
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