Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Celebration!

Today's card from the Victorian Romantic Tarot (Baba Studios, 2012), is another of those that has changed considerably from the first and Russian editions.  In those decks, the Three of Cups showed three muses in classical dress and poses.

Here, though, we have a far more jolly scene.  One woman dances upon a table, her head and champagne glass raised in joy, and her eyes covered by a mask.  Her dress, hat and stockings are red, with a white underskirt and blouse sleeves.  Two other women look up towards her, giving us our traditional three women.  Though there are other figures around, they blend into the background.  These women are picked out by the definition of their faces, and the colour of their hats, while the other people are blurred, pale and a little colourless.  It's interesting to imagine how much editing it took to create this little tableau...

In any case, the card speaks of female friendship and celebration, of supporting one another, and sharing our joys. 

Not sure quite what I might have to celebrate today, other than getting through the day.  Big Boy has been off school since last week - seven days back and he's caught his first cold of the season!  Perhaps this card is a recommendation to try to make the extra time with him as fun as possible - bad enough having to miss school (which he loves), without mummy being grumpy about it.  Though I have a lot to get on with, it will wait another day...

I am grateful for the reminder to enjoy my time with my son, whenever and wherever.

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  1. Hope you and your little 'un manage to do some giggling today.

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    1. Well, I took him to the hairdressers with me (just for a five minute fringe trim), which he wasn't very impressed with. Still, we also did some playing with him bossing me about here and there to pretend to sleep on the floor or sofa or beanbag, which he always thinks is hilarious - controlling mummy :D

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  2. Have a great together and perhaps you can see this as a gift of the universe to let go of all the business you a have going on. just sit and love...:)

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    1. It was nice. Though what mainly suffered was my tarot-time and exercise time, rather than my work... :(

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  3. A day for dancing on the table ...?

    I hope your son is better soon and that you find something fun to do together today :)

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    1. Well, I wouldn't want him actually dancing on the table! ;D But yes, he's better now and we did have some fun, so all's good :)

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  4. hah, aw, poor little guy! Sounds familiar, my littlest daughter missed a day after the first week back in as well!

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    1. Bloomin' typical! Ah well, such is life, and one of the reasons I'm not yet going back to full-time, out-of-the-home work. As you know, at least one person has to be there as a fall-back for such occasions, whether it be you or someone else :)

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  5. That is a really fun card, but it doesn't sound like you've had much fun recently with the sickness and bad sleep! Perhaps this portends a positive turn-around with his health and sleep. I sure hope so.

    XOXOX

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    1. Yes, I guess it did. He was pretty okay all day, and went back to school the next day. And he was fairly good-tempered and playful, too :)

      Hugs,
      Cxxx

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