Mythical Goddess Tarot which made me choose it. So, I was delighted to see this goddess reappear for her moment in the limelight :)
Sophia is a goddess of wisdom, taking her name from the Greek word for the same. She is found in many different religious texts including the Bible, and her name is often translated as spirit or soul. In this deck, she replaces the Hierophant.
I'll admit to being one of those people who often has trouble with the Hierophant in his more traditional guise. However, I adore this image and what Sophia represents. I notice the points of light which illuminate her from within her belly and breasts, as well as her throat, third eye and head. Not quite equivalent to the seven chakras most often referred to, they nevertheless suggest a balanced wisdom based in the body, heart and mind. There are also eyes in the palms of her hand, and in the lowest point of illumination in her body, at her groin. This speaks to me of wisdom and knowledge not just being of the head, but that body memory we gain from doing things repeatedly. More than that even, the eyes in her palms suggest all that we can learn through touch. Good massage therapists, osteopaths and reiki practitioners feel more than tight muscles and illness through their hands, sensing the energy in the person they are treating.
This card speaks to me, then, of wisdom developed in a balanced way, combining action and thought, body and mind. Although this kind of wisdom comes from the individual, it can be facilitated by a mentor suggesting experiences for the person to try and points to be aware of or areas of focus.
I also notice her round, pregnant belly. Incorporating this kind of wisdom into our lives gives us the potential to birth new ideas, new ways of being, that embody our inner light.
I am grateful for the wise healers in my life.
I am grateful for all I have learned so far in my life.