Tuesday, 5 June 2012
The Three of Fire (Wands) is titled Spontaneity. Although overall the deck is quite non-traditional, I think it is possible to compare the images of the four normal suits to their counterparts. Certainly, here I see a similar sense of reaching out into the world as that found in the RWS-type decks.
The plant shown is a fire bush, with thorns that are barely hidden. These add a prickle that wakes us up, bringing our spontaneity forth. I really like the rolling countryside, golden with corn, which gives a feeling of growth and abundance to be harvested, matching well with traditional symbolism. There's also something here for me about reaching for life, making the most of it...
I'm a morning person, always have been, and find it hard to go back to bed. In fact, until Big Boy came along I was incapable of napping. However, four and a half years of broken sleep mean I can normally manage a nap. And without one I won't be able to make the most of the day. So, though it feels counterintuitive to me, enjoying the day to the full means sleeping through a part of it!
I am grateful for the wisdom to know when to sleep (not that I always have it, but I'd like to).