As some peeps begin to return to work after the long Christmas-New Year break I thought it might be a good time to explore the Tarot of these holidays.
Ten Of Wands: How we feel before the holidays begin. Over-burdened. Exhausted. Especially at Christmas time when present shopping and school concerts and card sending and work functions are added to the usual load.
I haven’t posted much about The Sun and it’s a wonderful Tarot card. Just look at the image. A smiling free-spirited child rides a horse while a powerful sun shines in the sky. In the background sunflowers grow from the top of a grey wall. The sun is the source of life. The child naked. This card symbolizes feeling reborn, revitalized, more alive than before.
I don’t know about you but I feel better when it’s sunny. It’s easier to forget your cares when soaking up some summer rays. I’ve just returned from a short holiday in the sunshine state of Australia: Queensland. Spending five days walking on the sand, soaking up the sun and leaving my life behind definitely made me feel reinvigorated.
Does a holiday in the sun have that effect on you?
And so, I’m back. Last night was the twelfth night of Christmas otherwise known as Epiphany Eve. A night that is celebrated all over Christendom. It marks the end of the Christmas season. The rest and the revelries. It’s when you’re sposed to take your Christmas tree down although mine never lasts that long.
No one pays much attention to the Epiphany in my part of the western world but in Europe it has long been celebrated as an important occasion. The bookend to Christmas day. Officially it’s meant to acknowledge the three wise men’s visit to the baby Jesus but there are many strange traditions associated with the Epiphany which make you question its origins.