|©Permutt & Garner|
In the Crystal Tarot, this Court card is associated with actinolite. The book suggests this stone helps develop the skills and abilities needed in dealing with being sensitive, which can be both a gift and a drawback. It also talks of curiosity being either a strength or weakness. So, a lot of traits which need to be managed to make the most of them :) Another site talks of this stone being a psychic shield, which is probably how it helps someone sensitive develop the ability to shield themselves.
The image itself shows us a young man in shades of green, blond hair blowing in the sea breeze. He holds a large golden chalice in his right hand and looks towards it. Meanwhile, waves lap the seashore in the background, and pieces of actinolite rest at his black-booted feet. He seems quite dashing - young and romantic - and willing to look deeply into the emotional realm, while his dress suggests that he can be quite grounded, even when feelings flow in and around him.
|©Tierra & Cantin|
The positioning of his feet lends the card a similar feel to the Crystal Tarot: a combination of emotionality and practicality. The LWB states that Damiana is an aphrodisiac, so something to stimulate that openness to new love, I guess... The Page doesn't look at the cup or the fish on the stream, but rather gazes at the plant by his side. Looking for love externally, rather than within himself.
My Dear One and I had a couple of good talks yesterday, so I hope this card presages a new sense of love between us. Other than that, I hope to have some time for another love of mine, the tarot. I've been so busy with Big Boy and resolving problems that I've barely managed to get these posts out, never mind reading blogs or even choosing decks for next week...
I am grateful for time to spend with my loved ones, human and tarot ;)