Tarot of Metamorphosis (Lo Scarabeo, 2005) which is all about change and transitions. It's a fairly non-traditional deck, a strange fantasy/sci-fi hybrid which is quite surreal.
On this New Year's Eve, the card I pulled is the Two of Wands. Rather than someone contemplating the world from on high, here we have a rather gentle-looking swamp man. Flowers, grass and foliage grow from his hands and hair. An iguana sits on his head, looking rather worried, while a hummingbird sups from a flower growing from his left index finger. His expression is beatific: calm and meditative.
What I see here is a suggestion to examine what is around us and how we fit into the world. A reminder, too, that no man is an island: we are always part of the web of life, connected to the other beings on this planet.
Today we are planning a mellow day, with perhaps a walk on the local heath. I'm highly unlikely to see in the New Year - Big Boy gets up far too early for me to stay up that late :( In this card, I see the suggestion to take time to think about my life and intentions rather than it referring to anything specifically going on. How about you, what plans do you have for the New Year?
I am grateful for the web of support that sustains me, and which I also contribute to.