Animal Wisdom Tarot (CICO Books, 2013). This deck has renamed the suits Branches (Wands), Shells (Cups), Feathers (Swords), and Fossils (Pentacles). It also renames the Court Cards: Seekers, Guardians, Nurturers and Masters.
card is the Seeker of Shells, equivalent to the Page of Cups. A polar
bear strolls along a chunk of ice, with the aurora borealis sparkling
overhead. The shimmering lights cast rainbow hues onto the snow and
ice, as well as reflecting in the calm water all around. There is also a
conch shell by the polar bear's front paws, which glows a pale blue.
these shimmering, rainbow colours over cool, still water I see the
traditional idea of exploring emotions, wondering at the variety of
feelings the world can invoke. There is something of innocence, too, in
the polar bear's white fur and his walking the ice fearlessly, despite
the edge that looms so close. The conch shell speaks of listening to
our own inner voice, murmurs from the deep that are actually from the
pulsing of life through our veins.
it seems I quite often see Big Boy in the Pages I draw. Not
surprising, perhaps, given he is exploring himself, the world and his
place in society. Today, we are going to his school fair. A chance to
see his schoolmates in a different context. And a chance for my Dear
One and I to perhaps open up emotionally, too. We don't often spend
time with other families with disabled children...
I am grateful for the chance to see the world through the eyes of a child.