Tuesday, 28 June 2011
A woman sits with a huge peach in one hand, the other wrapped around the dragon on whose tail she sits. In the distance is a castle atop a rocky outcrop. The sky seems to be crystallized around a stain-glass-window-type design, with a sun in a circle, and geometric patterns around it. A pentacle dangles from the dragon's claw.
Notions of family, happiness, inheritance and wealth are all here in a subtle and implicit way. This card offers so many potential stories: the princess exiled from her kingdom; the dragon claiming first born's; lovers divided by a cruel spell; a world shattering under alien onslaught; a brave woman on a quest for a magical fruit...
I am grateful that I can still see the wonder and magic in life.