|©Ricardo Minetti & Mara Aghem|
This image makes me think of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, where the planet rides on four elephants which are themselves on the back of a huge turtle swimming through the cosmos. Here, though, it is a snail that holds the World on its shell. Or perhaps, given it actually only holds a chunk of land with a several towers, a mountain and a dragon, it is the snail itself that is the world...
And in some ways, this is a wonderful depiction of the completion and perfection represented by this archetype. After all, the snail's shell displays a Fibonnaci number pattern, an algorithm found in nature from the micro to the macrocosm.
What can we take from this, then? Perhaps that while our successes may not be world records, we should still celebrate each small victory, the completion of each phase of our personal path.
As for me, today I hope to finish a project I've been working on for a couple of weeks. It's been time-consuming and very detailed work, with a bit of a learning curve. Not anything tarot or Lenormand related, but it needed doing :)
I am grateful for successes large or small.