I felt the call to return to blogging. But with all we are going through, I can't say with what regularity it will be. For the time being, I will be using the lovely new Joie de Vivre Tarot. This deck was one of the new ones to greet me when I returned home from the hospital with my son. It was my first return to the tarot world. It was a very kind and gentle return, thanks to the sweet imagery and coloring of this beautiful deck.
Today I was shuffling, wondering what to read about, since nothing seems important anymore, other than the health of my son and the closeness of our family. So I'm shuffling, not knowing what to ask the cards. Three cards flew out of the deck. I picked them up, and saw that the deck had decided what I should write about today.
The cards immediately made me think of a beautiful comment someone had left for me, responding to this post about my son's illness: "I am sure your little page will become a tremendous king.". My son, in the cards, has always been the Page of Cups. So when the King of Cups flew out of the deck, it brought to mind that comment. It's him, all grown up. Thank the stars above, he will someday be all grown up. And stars above are what surround him in this grouping of cards.
On the left is the Star card, and on the right, in the Eight of Wands, the little guy is in space, floating among the stars themselves. The Star is a card of healing. It comes right after the Tower. We definitely experienced the Tower last month, and now it's time for the healing of the Star. In the LWB, the King of Cups is even described as a natural healer. In fact, the first keyword for this King card is "Healing".
The Eight of Wands is about progress and speed. My son, for as dangerously sick as he was, recovered quickly. His body bounced back beautifully. I see him in this card... he is drawn to mythical creatures, and those little tentacled guys at his feet are beings he would love to draw and learn more about. I see this as him being able to continue shooting for the stars, following his passions. I was also drawn to the fact that the mouse in the card can't survive in space without his helmet and oxygen tank. That, to me, represented my son's necessary survival pack... his need to always have insulin, syringes, a blood glucose meter and emergency food with him wherever he goes. So he can do whatever he wants to do, as long as he is packed and prepared.
I also noted the three hearts on the King's chest. Everyone who has ever met my son has remarked how special he is. Family, friends, new acquaintences. The nurses at the hospital were touched by how sweet and kind he was to them. He has always been a sensitive, compassionate and loving soul. The world is better for him being in it, and the hearts on the King's chest and gown show how much heart he has, and will continue to have, as he grows.
Deck: Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy (published by US Games Systems, Inc.)
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