Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Pele

Drawing still from the Pearls of Wisdom Tarot by Roxi Sim and Caelli Fullbrite (7th House), today's card is the Ace of Wands.

In the Aces, Roxi chose to paint female characters in the element associated with the suit, rather than the more traditional suit object.  To read more about her creative process, here's an interview with Roxi by James Ricklef.

So, here we see a woman dancing within the flames that stream down from an exploding volcano behind her.  She wears a flame costume and mask, and more flames are found in the torches to either side of her.  The pearls of her wisdom are wrapped around a wooden staff decorated with green vines and holding a golden globe at the top.  In the sky, a bright sun glows golden through hazy red clouds, and the landscape around her is green, apart from the trail of fire leading back to the volcano.  On the stone arch we see the rune uruz, known sometimes as the cosmic seed, and used in magic to o shape and form circumstances creatively through will and inspiration (Thorsson - Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic)

This card reminds me of the mythology of Pele, Hawaiian goddess of fire, destruction and creation.  Pele has a hot temper, but is also passionate in love and compassionate to those who show warmth to the less fortunate.  She destroys, but also creates fresh, new land with rich soil for growing.


I am grateful for the passion in my life.


I am thankful for the creative spark that allows me to manifest things, be it dinner, an essay, or a song.

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