Shadowscapes Tarot – Seven of Swords

Welcome to another tarot card interpretation. Or sorts of. This is the Seven of Swords in the Shadowscapes Tarot.

As if the title didn’t already say it. But here I am, repeating myself because … I’m not sure why.

What do we see?

This card is mostly purple with hints of muddy blue and yellow. and white.

My eyes look first at the lightest parts of the card. And this is when i realize that the white part is actually a swan.

The bird is with its back at the viewer, wings spread and looking to the right. I don’t think the swan is trying to take flight. It looks rather startled, or perhaps she just landed.

She stands on a pile of big rocks, surrounded by 6 swords. One of them is barely noticeable. All the swords look more like crosses.

One of them is somehow standing above all the others. Behind it, the muddy/yellowish light can be seen, and forms a spiral (Fibonacci hint).

These swords impaled on a pile of rocks makes me think of the scene of the crucifixion, in the Bible. Also, the swan could also be embracing the light, or somehow praying to the cross. This is not the first time this happens in this deck or suit. (But at the time I’m writing this interpretation, I have yet to interpret other Swords cards).

The swan’s head appear upside-down to me. I could be mistaken. In any case, birds have quite flexible necks. This bird seems not to care at all about what happens around her, just her cross.

There is also a human-like figure. He’s wearing a black mask with a beak and has black wings. He has blonde hair and non-human legs. His legs seem to be more like those of a reptile.

He is holding and inspecting the 7th sword. He appears to have stolen this sword, and tried to make sure he got the correct one. or maybe the sharpest one?

The mask has red ribbons attached. He appears to be smirking.

There are at least 4 other birds, corvids, i believe. Although 1 or 2 of them look(s) more like a pigeon to me. These other birds seem interested in the sword as well.

We can also see a few more swirls or spirals. One of them to the right of the human-like character, the others on the swords.

What can it all point to?

This card seems to make a reference to the Book of Genesis, with the act of creation of the world in 7 days. But also to a later book of the Bible when God gives the commandment to guard the 7th day as holy, setting it apart for the humans, for the first time.

The problem is that here we have 2 swords set aside. This implies duality. The duality is reinforced by the light behind the sword adored by the swan, and the darkness of the character stealing a sword. He is himself dual, as his hair is blonde and yet he has black wings, mask and legs. He is half human and half supernatural being or demon (for all we know).

The trick is that the stolen sword is the separated one. The adored sword has another one by its side. Though we can barely see it.

The mask hides his identity and therefore intentions. We don’t know if he is even able to see through his mask. Could he be blinded by something?

We have to remember that we have a story of Lucifer, the Morning Star, who fell from grace and took with him a third of the angels. In a way, he stole those angels. This card made me think of that story.

The swan was too absorbed in her adoration of the cross to notice the thief. The black birds seem to be happy for his success, though it doesn’t seem like he had to work hard for it.

What can it all mean?

From the Rider-Waite deck, we know this card is about a thief, someone who could be sneaky, is 2-faced. This card perfectly interprets all this.

Because we have the red ribbon in here, we know we should be wary of the thief. Or of our surroundings. Thieves are sneaky after all, and if we’re too absorbed into or distracted by just 1 thing (such as a job), we could miss the point when something or someone dear to us is taken from us. Or departs – such as children leave the house to live their own lives.

Remember that when a duality is present, this means that there’s a lack of a balance or measure.

If you’re going on a trip, make sure to not to take the most valuable items with you. Instead, take items that you won’t mind getting separated from. Of course, the most valuable ones, such as wallet and documents should always be in your possession or on your person.

© Charly Cross 2020. All rights reserved.

Shadowscapes Tarot – Seven of Cups

Some cards are easier to interpret compared to others.

The Seven of Cups in the Shadowscapes Tarot deck is one of the easy ones. Or is it?

What do we see?

In the Shadowscapes deck, the Seven of Cups is mostly blue in color. There is also a bit of white and a bit of golden/yellow.

Almost in the middle, we see a couple standing on a cliff. The cliff seems to be trailing off into a far away mountain cliff. This mountain has a castle on it. There is a closer mountain with another castle at its top.

The female figure looks up to the sky, and points to a floating piece of land on which a tree is growing and offers shade to another castle. The male figure is looking into a blueprint scroll of sorts.

At their feet we can see 2 snail shells, pointing to the Fibonacci symbolism. Then, 7 cups of various shapes and sizes, are standing in a curved row, on the ground.

We also see a red ribbon coiled around her waistline. Her belly appears rounded, but motherhood doesn’t seem to be something she is interested in.

The both of them ignore both the castles and the cups, as well as one another, though they stand side by side.

Behind the female’s head we can see a crescent moon with at least 6 stars (that look like the symbols used for the Pentacles suit).

There is another star/pentacle in the blueprint scroll.

What does it all mean?

This card points to several things:

  1. (Day) dreaming or creativity – the female points to a floating tree. We all know trees don’t float. Usually dreamers are rather creative people.
  2. Goals that are difficult to attain – The pointing to a floating tree gives the impression she wants to go or be there. But the tree floats, and the couple has no means of getting there, unless the blueprint gives some solution.
    • The castles are also difficult to reach because one is so far, it’s not even clear the road goes to it. There is also no indication that the closer castle is any easier to reach, for the mountain is very steep and there doesn’t seem to be any way to it (unless you’re a rock climber).
  3. A couple that wants different things – the female looks at the sky (which can symbolize the future), while the male reads the blueprint which can stand for the present moment.
  4. Too many choices – In this card there are at least 4 choices to be made. 3 of them revolve around choosing and reaching a castle. The 4th one is to let all that go and try something else.

We already know that the Cups represent emotions, intuition, relationships, mystery, and even religion.

From Christianity (and not only), we know that 7 is a sacred number, as God completed creating the world in 6 days, and rested on the 7th. This aspect seems to be shown in this Shadowscapes card through the 6 stars in the sky and the 7th “resting” in the scroll.

In this context, you have to look back at what you’ve been through and see if or what you learned from all that. This is especially true when something concludes.

To be able to look at what you’ve been through, you need to rest a bit, so that your mind will clear and your emotions to calm down.

If you’re still in the middle of events, you’ll most likely have to do one of the following (or perhaps a combination of actions):

  • Stay steadfast within
  • Work (very) hard to get what/where you want
  • Take control of the situation and manage (at least) your responsibilities.

The seventh card is related to the Chariot which says basically the same things as this card.

Shadowscapes Tarot – Ace of Cups

The first things we see on this card are the big yellow fish, faes and the elegant cup. Some fish seem to fly or float above the cup while others swim under it.

Blue and gold are the main colors of the card. None of the fish or the faes are looking at us. 

These are some things to consider when dealing with the Ace of Cups [from the official page]:

The water element. Deep feelings, intimacy, compassion, love.

For me, this suite is rather sad, melancholic. Sometimes almost void of life.

I can say this especially about this card: just look at these details.

There are other things to consider regarding the card. You can read more over here. So what does the Ace card usually indicate when reading the tarot? 

According to my research, the Ace is the root force, the spark or seed of the suite they belong to. These cards are related to the Magician. 

Additionally, they symbolize the beginning as well, since when we start counting, we begin with number one. The alphabet starts with the letter A, which is often seen on playing cards. 

These cards have no purpose here, they have only full, raw potential, while pointing to a future that can be obtained. 

You can clearly see this aspect as the fish seem to use the cup to go from the water underneath to the water/air above.

The Cups are related to the emotions, intuition, relationships, mystery and religion.

What do the colors tell us?

As mentioned, there are 2 main colors seen on this card: blue and yellow or gold.

BLUE

<<Blue is a cool and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. […]  loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. […]  calming effect on the psyche. >> read more over here

YELLOW:

<< happiness and optimism. […]  creativity. […]  self-depending color, not being connected to emotional feelings. >> read more over here.

For even more color symbolism, check out this page

Aspects to remember

Since the Ace hold raw potential of a possible future, you can’t really interpret this card alone in a reading. You’ll probably need at last 1 more to help you understand the message. 

Depending on the situation, the person you read to, the question asked, you could interpret this card alone, but it can be difficult. 

I’ll give you 1 example:

Say, a client comes and asks about the future with this new person they met. This card obviously relates to the situation: it can indicate a pretty love story, full of emotions… but careful there!

These emotions will not always be happy ones, since in this particular deck, there seems to be a lot of sadness in these Cups. If you pull out another card, you can better understand the message in front of you.

You can also try and see how does the client look: happy and excited, or anxious and unsure? Things can go either way even if they look happy and excited. However, if they look anxious and unsure, that’s a clear sign that this new relationship will only bring them tears. And not happy ones.

Again, depending on the situation, if you pull out this card, it can mean that this is a good time to start acting towards a goal. Even a long term one. 

Reviewing 2 Short Films (with spoilers)

Short films are sometimes under-rated: almost nobody pays attention to them, but sometimes they can surely pack a punch.

“Toyland” (2015)

This is a short film by Jochen Alexander Freydank, and is spoken in German. You can watch it at this Youtube link. There are English subtitbles, if you don’t speak German.

Spoilers ahead!

Around the World War II, a Jewish boy, David, and a German boy, Friedrich, are friends and learn how to play the piano together. One day, Friedrich sees David’s mother upset and asks his own why. She says that his friend’s family will have to leave soon to “Toyland.” Friedrich wants to go there as well, despite his mother telling him he cannot go. He runs away from home and his mother realizes where he might have gone. She makes it in time to the train station and manages to convince the Nazi soldiers her son was accidentally put on the train that was about to leave towards the concentration camp. She makes David come to her, by calling him “son” in front of everyone. David’s parents are shocked to hear and see all this, but they reluctantly let and push David towards her. David is thus saved from the horrors of the concentration camp and lives with Friedrich until old age. 

This short film is 13 minutes and 55 seconds long, including the credits. At least 12 minutes of it is full of emotions and more:

  • The desire of a little boy to go to a “dreamland”
  • A mother’s despair seeing her son has gone missing
  • Hatred against Jews
  • The pain of some parents giving up their son, in hopes for a (better) future for him
  • Nostalgia
  • Courage
  • Friendship

So many emotions punching you all at once in this film is surreal.

Rating: 5/5 stars – go watch it, after all it’s so short it fits in your lunch break!

“Confusions of a Wasted Youth” (2017)

Confusions of a Wasted Youth is a film by Youtuber Karolina Żebrowska. It’s her graduation short film.

This film is spoken in English, can be watched here and Karolina herself analyses it in this video.

There is little dialog in this short film, and most of what happens should be understood through imagery, acting, and actors’ face expressions.

Karolina says she understood now everything that is wrong with her production, but I say she’s only partially right.

For instance, she picks on the clothes she chose. What I didn’t mention was that this film is supposed to be a comedy set in the Victorian times.

Karolina points out that the chosen clothes were modern and not at all similar to those from the chosen time period.

The untrained eye, in my opinion, wouldn’t realize this, not at first glance. Even if they realize it, they’ll be bothered by other aspects more, like it bothered me, see the 2 points below:

  • For instance, the main character works as a maid. The mansion she works in, however, has little furniture and looks rather abandoned. This is very confusing: is the family impoverished that they had to sell the furniture? If so, how do they afford a maid?
  • At the beginning of the film, the maid goes in one of the storage rooms to take something she needed. The camera angle at this point is VERY bad in my opinion. The camera should have been lowered or set further from the focus point.

Karolina points out they used a printed image to “act” as a painting, and this can be seen clearly. She blames the tiny budget she had, and this can be partially forgiven.

She doesn’t like the long scenes without dialog, one after the other. These didn’t bother me at all. I think that when done well, they can tell the story quite well, or maybe better than the dialog can.

Rating: 2.5/5 stars – i think you need to know before-hand what this film is all about, to be able to enjoy it or understand it.

©Charly Cross 2013 – present. All rights reserved.

Little Update – May 18th, 2020

Hello, readers!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I signed up for the Amazon affiliate program.

Through this program, i can put links to various items/products i’m talking about in my blog entries, and IF you decide to make a purchase through the link i post, I’ll earn a little reward, but you will not be charged extra.

All entries in which i will use these affiliate links will have the following disclaimer, somewhere at the top of the entry:

DISCLAIMER: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. I used these affiliate links to give you the option to check the book out, for yourself, if you so wish, through a well-trusted seller. While I will be very glad if you buy any of the linked items, the decision to do so or not, belongs to you. Thank you for reading!  

Nobody is forced to buy anything if they don’t want to, if they feel it’s too expensive, or whatever other reason.

While i did sign up today, I have to wait for approval – 180 days.

For now, this site only makes money through WordAds. And it barely started making some cents.

On my blog, ObscureJourney.com, i’m closer to the minimum amount allowed for withdrawal, as the limit is lower. The blog is hosted on a different platform and it makes money through the copywriter’s right

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I want to be as transparent with everyone, as i am able to. i won’t disclose figures, as i believe that’s against some rules somewhere. i also don’t want to make people feel bad – i make so little money, they HAVE to help out, or they make so little compared to me, that i’m greedy.

Again, if you like the items i link to, feel free to buy, not buy, seek alternatives.

I want to point out that i will only link to items, if they somehow relate to the entry. I also added links to some of my past entries, with the disclaimer in place.

If you stayed with me so far, thank you!

If you decide to buy through my links, thank you again!

Stay safe and see you soon!

© Charly Cross 2013 – present. All rights reserved.

Shadowscapes Tarot – The Lovers VI

The first thing to know about this card is that it is misleading tarot readers, especially those who are new to it.

The traditional meaning is “Union, balance, energy, flow, passion, melding of heart and mind, forming a union or marriage. ” read more here.

In reality, this card, at least in this deck, warns about a breakup or a choice that one must do and that could lead to a separation.

Pay attention to how the couple kisses: his eyes are open as if to check his partner is still there, or as if he knows he’s going to lose her for good.

She’s also reaching for a golden crown that 2 birds are flying away with. This means she’s thinking more of the material world than the spiritual. Or emotional. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it also doesn’t mean she’ll be happy while being surrounded by all the comfort riches can bring.

She already has a crown on her head and another one in her hand, and she obviously can’t wear all 3 at the same time, nor does she have 3 heads. The ones she already has are made of flowers, which means they’ll fade in time.

The one on her head might be made of silver, as it looks gray/white. This means that she longs to be of a higher social status by reaching out towards the golden crown.

They’re surrounded by temptation, one of them right at their feet and has religious symbols, from the Book of Genesis with the snake and the apple.

There is a little humanoid creature that seems to push the snake away a little bit, so that the couple can have their moment. This little creature wonders if their love is pure and if they will fall for temptations, as a closer look reveals it’s the little creature holding the apple:

The card is full of symbols:

  • suns everywhere – above them, on his clothes,
  • circles – at least 4. – 2 of those circles are around the 2 suns
  • the red ribbon -one with which the gold crown is taken away, 2 tied in her hair, 1 in her hand,
  • flowers – calla lilies and roses, at their feet and on the wall behind them,
  • 3 acorns on the wall,
  • 4 pigeons
  • 3 falling feathers
  • 3 crowns
  • a single red heart right at the bottom of the image. It’s so small, one could miss it.

Her dress has stars on it too. This seems to oppose his Sun.

Other oppositions are:

  • Hair: she has black hair – he’s blonde
  • Clothes: Her clothes are dark in color (purple) – his clothes are white (light) colored
  • She holds a crown, he holds a single flower
  • Her ribbons and his belt

This card really seems to be telling us that the choice we have to make is hard. It’s also possible that this card tells us to follow our hearts, and gut feeling. It’s possible, that the couple reached this point after following the path laid out by their hearts.

Or is it that one of them dropped their heart (desires, most likely him, in the image) to follow her? Hence she’s reaching towards the crown.

In any case, this choice is not without regrets, but it has to be made.

©Charly Cross 2013 – present. All rights reserved.

3 Romanian cakes -Originally Published on ObscureJourney

Hello World!

This is just the intro to the full blog entry found on ObscureJourney blog. Find the link below, along with a picture preview of one of the cakes!

The title says it all: today i want to show you 3 Romanian cakes. These cakes can be found in any cake shop and even at the supermarket. Or this was my experience so far.

If you ever find yourself in Romania, I think you should try these cakes, but try and make sure you buy them from a cake shop: they taste better there, for some reason, compared to the ones in supermarkets. Ana Pan is where you’ll probably find the best tasting cakes, at least in Bucharest.

i should mention that we do have many other types of cakes available, but i’ll present the ones that are specific to Romania, and not imported.

to show the Savarina cake from Romania.
Savarina cake from Romania

Ok, enough rambling: CLICK HERE to read the rest of the presentation!

© Charly Cross 2013 – present. All rights reserved.

Shadowscapes Tarot – Two of Cups

The Two of Cups is a card about making connections.

The image Depicted by Stephanie has a lot of Yin/Yang symbolism in it. There is also a Yin/Yang kind of figure under the 2 figures. The sign is made of 2 fish in a circle.

The 2 main figures are swirling one around the other like the DNA spirals.

We can also see a red heart, and 4 golden fish swimming. the hair of the 2 figures grow out into 3 trees. In fact, their bodies seem to be the trunks of the trees.

What i find really weird is that both figures appear to be female: we can clearly see a side breast on the brown one and the lighter one also seems to have breasts. This is bizarre, because most other cards depicting couples, the 2 have clearly opposite genders.

Pulling this card could clearly mean “love is in the near future,” but it can also point to a business connection.

What i think we should learn from this card is that if we meet someone with whom “we just clicked” we should probably nurture that connection however we can. These kind of people are goo in our lives, they’re good for us. And who knows, maybe we’re good for them too.

We just need to learn how o recognize these people: we feel at ease around them, we feel like we want to talk to them. They’re also usually opposite of what we are: they could be an introvert while we are an extrovert, or vice-versa. However, they will have some trait we also possess.

© Charly Cross 2013 – present. All rights reserved.

The Tarot – How To Read

I know you were expecting a presentation of one of the cards or one of the symbols. That’s brewing for next week [hopefully].

This week, I will help you “learn how to read the tarot” cards. The process is rather long, but it can help you see other aspects of a situation, or new ways of doing the same thing.

DISCLAIMER 1: The links provided are the ones I use the most in my journey to ‘learn’ how read my deck. Other websites do exist, and other forums are even open and active. I just got used to this one and the site itself is 21 years old – this should count for something.

DISCLAIMER 2: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. I used these affiliate links to give you the option to check the book out, for yourself, if you so wish, through a well-trusted seller. While I will be very glad if you buy any of the linked items, the decision to do so or not, belongs to you. Thank you for reading!  

I will have to tell you from the start that not everyone can do it, and most definitely not with all the decks. Or perhaps they just didn’t discover the right one yet?

[boring backstory] Many years back I had an oracle deck, and the meanings of each card was pretty straight-forward: whatever you saw on the card was the meaning. I didn’t need to elaborate novels around the spread. When I first decided to have a look into the tarot, I felt lost and I didn’t understand anything, and there were many hidden messages to be discovered. I thought I could never do it.

I still wanted to own at least one deck – and I hoped for a pretty one – and then, earlier this year it happened, if you remember my online shopping haul post.

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Luckily I got this deck now older, when I understand more things, when I have generally more experience. This helped me a lot with learning how to read this deck. I first went on the official website, and then I found this forum where they were discussing each card. However, if you have more decks, or if you feel like the interpretation given by others doesn’t click with you, there’s another method!

ONE OF THE STEPS

Take each card and analyze it: see what message it has for you, based on the image. It’s perfectly fine to create keywords you associate with each card. Do try to write the meanings in an easy to flip through notebook. Though, depending on how much you write, a ‘regular’ size agenda or notebook should do.

ANOTHER STEP

Do simple readings with just 1 card or maximum 3 cards. These readings can be for yourself – daily or weekly- or for other people. Do try to remember the “standard” meaning of the card, and see how does it apply to the situation.

At the beginning of October I started to pull out a card in the morning, and I’d only look at it in the evening. I want to ‘test’ the accuracy of the reading by how well did the message apply in my life that day. Yesterday’s card was “the Hermit” and it applied really well – I basically was the Hermit yesterday.

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ADDITIONAL STEP

You can also buy a tarot reading guide like this one, or find one online. I started, but not finished this “21 ways of reading a tarot card.” Apparently, this is a book by Mary K Greer [and I honestly have no idea who she is]. Her method seems very good for those cards that you have a more difficult time understanding.

I believe her method also includes a notebook, so do make sure you have one handy when learning. Since the guide takes you through 21 stages, I can’t possibly imagine anyone going through the process 22 times [just for the Major Arcana] and even less for the whole deck.

Luckily, you can apply the method to an oracle deck as well.


© Charly Cross 2013 – present. All rights reserved.

Shadowscapes Tarot – The High Priestess

This card is filled with symbols. A little bit too many if you ask me. As a result, when you come across it, you’ll have many many things to consider when interpreting it.

We have the red ribbon, the Fibonacci nautilus shell – several of them at that, a key, an owl and feathers, a pomegranate, sun rays, tree trunk, leaves.

The image is VERY close to that seen in the Rider-Waite deck. Placing them side by side, you’ll see how easy it will be to spot the ‘traditional’ markings of the card.

Some insight from the official page:

Meaning: Wisdom, knowledge, learning, intuition, purity, virtue. The Owl is a keeper of knowledge, and he bears a key to unlock mysteries. The pomegranate is an icon of Persephone, who tasted the seeds and thus tied herself to Hades — it is a fruit of fertility and death; and the moons embroidered upon her garments wax and wane. The new crescent, and gibbous moon that create the full cycle, embraced in one.

We have many things to consider, but the nice users of the tarotforum.net gave us a nice start. Let’s have a sneak peak:

Kloeyy says: “This card’s image screams knowledge and untold secrets. The cycle of the moon and the cycle of life ~pomegranate. To me just says it’s lessons of life.”  

Inkscape says: “While the High Priestess floats above, the owl swoops in the middle, and the tree remains grounded in our world (as Nan points out). In a way, this card represents three different types of knowledge: The Tree — primal truths. The natural world…. The Owl — animal instincts and desires…. The Priestess — enlightenment, going beyond oneself.” The user continues: <<To me, this card says: “To know, you must learn. Keep your conscience clear. Knowledge is power; don’t let it get to your head (floating). Aspire to great heights (like the High Priestess), but keep your feet on the ground (like the tree). Trust your instincts (owl).

Of course, I also chirped in, on the 2nd page, as CoffeeBlood. This is what I want to remember the most: <<I read this card can tell you to “listen to your inner voice”. we lace certain seashell u to our ears to “hear the sea” [or am i the only one doing it?] whatever we ‘hear’ in the shell is “the shell’s inner voice.” >> What I said resonates a lot with the ideas expressed by Inkscape. 

It seems nobody noticed her having wings in 2 different colors. Also there’s no mention of her belt made of twigs, similar to a really old fashioned broom. She also has feathers hanging off from her belt, and there are tree leaves falling or flying around her. But does she also have a feathered tail?

Despite her belt looking awfully uncomfortable, she seems at ease. She doesn’t seem to care about being comfortable as she puts knowledge above all else. 

We don’t know if we see her real face or if it’s just a mask. The mask acting as a character’s real face seems to be another motif throughout this deck. 

Her hair is light in color and seems to turn into sun rays. Despite this aspect, she seems to prefer the night’s darkness – the moon symbols on her robe, the owl, and her mask make me think this. 

The scene also made me think of Snow White, and the Evil Queen. In this image, the owl is Snow White (literally, that’s the owl’s color) and the High Priestess is the Evil Queen. She bit into the pomegranate, and now she wonders “pomegranate in my hand, who’s the wisest of them all: me or the owl?” Her 3rd eye is clearly open, hence she knows more than she shows – hence the suspicion of a mask.

The owl flees in fear, taking the key (to moderation? to more wisdom?) with her. All ties have been broken anyways. 

Shadowscapes Tarot – the Empress

The Empress of the Shadowscapes is a colorful card.

Meaning from the official site: Creativity, nurturing, abundance, fertility, experiencing the senses, and embracing the natural.

It is also full of symbols: rings or crowns [what are they really?], butterflies, roses, the red ribbon, fruits, little faeries in the tree trunk, a heart, the sun, rays of light, the color purple.

All these symbols have a meaning, and you need to see how you intertwine them with the meanings of the other cards in the spread.

I had to insert 2 details – too pretty ❤

What do people think of this card? On this page,

Sagefire says: <<that painting by Botticelli, with Spring in a fine dress and Flora next to her sprouting from the mouth as Zephyrus blows on her. A quick search yields, “As she talks, her lips breathe spring roses...“>> She then continues (i’m assuming it’s a woman talking): <<she is not resting and being calm like she’s usually seen. Upright, exhibiting her power, and NOT pregnant!!>>

Peregrin adds, in regards to the Empress eerie hand and fingers: <<fingernails are yet another thing that grows, and for the empress, everything grows abundantly and extravagantly.>>

As I type this, I can’t stop thinking that all this creativity seen in this card gives hope [butterflies] for a bright future [the suggested sun]. I see the abundance in the basket full of fruits and the extravagance in the plenty roses at the woman’s feet.