Today's image is rather reminiscent of yesterday's Moon card! Here, the moon gazes down through a stainglass window at a pumpkin-headed Knight on a tombstone. I love the ever-present black cat, here curled up on the Knight's lap. I wouldn't mind napping with a cat snuggled up to me, that's for sure :)
This card depicts well the idea of taking some time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Of resting up to prepare ourselves for the next big push. Though I wonder how comfortable it would be to sleep in armour...
I feel the need for that armour's protection, though. Yesterday, I was notified that my dissertation protocol has been declined by the first reviewer. One of his comments put "tarot" and "hokum" in the same sentence :( He suggested I look at the use of visual cues in therapy, but as far as I've been able to find, no-one does it. That was part of the whole point, which he managed to completely miss (though I did state that in my bibliography section)!
I know this is just a first setback, and I can reassess how I approach it - change my "spin". Still, at the moment all I want to do is blow raspberries at academia and throw myself into the Celtic Lenormand and teaching workshops. Bah...
At least today should be a welcome break. Carla, of Rowan Tarot, is coming to London and we shall spend the day together. Sounds like just the kind of relaxing break I need! :)
I am grateful it's the weekend.