Animal Wisdom Tarot (CICO Books, 2013).
Here we have the
Cat, Knower of Secrets. Traditionally, that's the High Priestess :) A
whit cat, with green eyes, sits on a tree stump. Before her is a pool
of still water, in which stars and a crescent moon are reflected,
somewhat strangely. She has one paw on a letter or piece of writing,
and the waning crescent moon sits just over her head, though she herself
isn't reflected in the pool. To either side of her is a tree, with the
one on the left side of the card (her right) in light, and the other in
shadow. The branches seem almost purple, and from them flow colourful
swirls, leaves and drops. The Knower of Secrets likewise has a red
heart drawn on her breast, with swirls and drops around it, and a
fuchsia dot above the outside of each eye.
I can well imagine
this cat knowing far more than she's willing to tell. As well as the
traditional scroll, crescent moon and pillars symbolism, the colourful
markings have a bit of a henna feel to them. Decorations that would
grace a shaman or a Hindu goddess. She looks out at us calmly, wisely,
but with no intention of speaking. If we want to learn her secrets, we
will have to work for them ourselves, seeking them in silence, in dreams
to me that today might be a good day to focus on the Celtic Lenormand,
tapping into my intuition to finish up a couple more sections. I
haven't had as much time as I'd like for it this week, with all the
stuff for Big Boy kicking off. I still have some of my day job work to
do, but I'll also listen to that inner muse.
I am grateful for a less hectic day.