World Spirit Tarot (Llewellyn, 2001- now OOP).
deck has black borders, a very multi-national feel, and bright, playful
artwork based on RWS ideas. It also renames the Court cards to become Seer
(Page), Seeker (Knight), Sibyll (Queen) and Sage (King).
the Sage (King) of Cups, we have a card that demonstrates all of the
above. A blue-skinned man with a brown beard and blue-white crown sits
on a throne. He wears blue-white robes with black trim and holds a big,
golden cup. His throne appears to be formed of waves that have risen
from the sea around him and solidified in place, as though suddenly
frozen mid-splash. The Sage himself seems to have his eyes closed,
though directed into the depths of his cup. And the sky behind him is
torn by black, stormy clouds.
This seems to me a card of finding
calm in the midst of deep and sometimes treacherous emotion. Of
feeling emotion without allowing yourself to be overwhelmed by it.
there are a couple of quite emotionally challenging things going in for
me right now. However, it being Saturday, there's not much I can
actually do about most of them today. So, like this Sage, I shall just
have to try to find my inner calm and leave any action til next week.
I am grateful for some time to read and disconnect.