Fire Tarot (2011). All the cards are fiery, making the elemental distinctions between suits rather moot. And it's what Lo Scarabeo call a 'cultural' deck, with images of people and deities from around the world.
Take today's card, for instance. Here we have
the King of Chalices, showing a Chinese-style dragon spirit emerging
from a vase. The only concession to the wateriness of the suit is the
little puddle of water at the base of the vase, and the dragon's two
blue whiskers. Other than that, the symbolism is all fiery. The dragon
is red and breathing fire, the landscape is dry and brown, with some
small fires in the distance.
On the one hand, as fire of water I
often think of the King of Cups as being a little uncomfortable with
his suit. His emotions run deep, but he isn't always happy about it.
Sometimes, then he needs to let off a little of the steam created by
these opposing elements. In that, I guess he could seem quite fierce,
huffing and puffing :)
been a bit of a stressful week, between issues raised by Big Boy's
carers, and him starting his summer hols. Next week looks set to be at
least as tough, if not more so, as he's going into hospital on Monday,
and we've been warned he may have to stay up to three nights. Plus, I'm
expecting more worries from his carers, as we wait for news that may
mean restructuring the whole summer schedule and trying to find someone
new :( So, for today, I see this King recommending letting off a little
steam :) Something emotionally satisfying that makes me feel powerful,
like a kickboxing workout, maybe...
I am grateful for exercise, which helps me work off my emotions.