last week's reading with the vibrant Mythical Goddess Tarot by Sage Holloway & Katherine Skaggs, I decided I would use it for this week's daily cards :)
For this first day I received the beautiful Gaia, Major XXI - The World. I love the fact that she is literally pregnant with the world, and that she sits as though meditating, peaceful and calm. She is accompanied by a snake that cycles through the colours of the chakras, a hummingbird, and a pale blue and white butterfly. Flowers and vines grow from and around her, and a calm body of water lies in front of her. Though her eyes are closed, lilac flowers bloom at her third eye.
This card beautifully describes the feeling of completion and at the same time the idea of a new cycle being ready to begin, which I associate with the World card. Gaia is peaceful, nurtured and nurturing, alive and growing, cyclical and changing, yet perfect just where she is. I get a sense of both abundance and simplicity, energy and quiet from this figure. She feels like an Empress figure, but taken to a higher, more spiritual level.
I have meditated every day for the last week - the first time in years I have been so consistent. Already, I feel far calmer than last week. And even if that changes, as there will surely always be new bumps in the road, I hope I can weather them with a degree of the equanimity shown here.
I am grateful for all the cycles in my life which are complete, and all the changes yet to come.
I am thankful for moments of peace and stillness, for feeling that all is right in the world, if only for an instant.