Heart Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2009) are not entirely traditional.
Today I drew the Hierophant. In this deck the card shows a woman, one hand raised in blessing or explanation, the other holding a narrow glass. To either side of her are hearts, and the seat on which she sits is carved with two male figures praying, as though to her.
I see great wisdom in this woman, but a gentle wisdom. I hear her voice saying, "All acts of love are sacred." and "Love is the only answer." Her bare feet speak of her down-to-earth nature - she does not seek worship, she only wishes to share the ecstatic joy she has experienced communing with spirit.
Today I have supervision at college. I'm still struggling with my supervisor - I perceive him as highly judgemental. However, perhaps I need to try to listen with love in my heart to his words: the judgement may be my own. And even if it isn't, if I can love myself then I can weather his heavy-handed "help".
I also see in this card a reminder that religion or spirituality is not just about faith or about institutions. At it's best, it is experienced as a deep knowing and a joyful heart. I shall seek that joy today.
I am grateful for love in all its guises.