Universal Wirth Tarot are a new addition to the deck which, as with most pre-RWS decks, had unillustrated pips. They are very unusual - quite simple yet still expressive.
Today's card is a perfect case in point. This Seven of Wands shows the wands in two formations - a square and a triangle, stability and creativity. Within the square, animals representative of the four main apostles or the four elements - an eagle (air), a ram (fire), a bull (earth) and a crustacean (water). The sense I get from this is that we need a solid foundation, a good grounding in our subject, before we can get creative. The passion and excitement of the Ace of Wands has, in this card, been shored up by hard work so that it is ready to manifest in creative ways. This is true whether we are talking about a work project, and hobby, or spiritual seeking.
I notice, too, that the overall shape formed is like that of a house drawn by a child - a triangular roof on a square house. That sense of being able to do something you believe in, based on solid foundations, can also feel like a home-coming, arriving at who you really are.
Today we head home. So, a less metaphorical home-coming. Perhaps I will feel illuminated and refreshed from this quick break...
I am grateful for a home that I love, and for feeling at home with myself.