Black Cats incarnation. Now we have a very different perspective from the Dream Raven Tarot (Schiffer, 2013).
A little raven in shades of orange, apricot and a
hint of lilac stands on a fence post. He balances a golden pentacle on
the top edge of his beak and flaps his wings, perhaps for the joy of it,
perhaps to help him keep his balance. The fence post is part of a
fence that stretches off into the distance, with tree-strewn hills in
the background and a deep blue sky above.
It's interesting to
note that this version, like the one a fortnight ago, has an aspect of
balance to it. While I have often associated this card with practising
yoga, the connection is often more symbolic than apparent. After all,
the Page of Pentacle is associated by rank and suit with learning
something physical. And yet, balance also fits nicely with other
interpretations: when learning anything new that is practical, physical
or related to the material, we have to balance our desire and our
ability, our imagination and our actual skill level.
like the interpretation of those flapping wings as being joy, a sign of
his delight in this balancing act. The Knight of Pentacles can be quite
serious, whereas I see a lot more playfulness in the Page.
card, today, makes me think of Big Boy. We are taking him to a party
on a boat, and I think it'll be his first experience of being out on the
water. Which is quite bizarre given how often he's flown, and taken
buses, trains and car rides. He's even been on the back of a bike, and
has his own little trike, and loves to watch all forms of transport on
YouTube, too! Yet somehow we've never taken him on a boat. So, a new
experience where he'll have the chance to try out his sea legs (well,
river legs) :D I hope for all our sakes that it's fun, given we'll be
stuck on there for four hours, whether he loves or hates it!
I am grateful for new experiences.