Babylonian Tarot (Llewelyn, 2006), we have the extra Major which Sandra Cicero added to this deck: Genesis.
bearded man's head looking like a statue floats in a lightning-split
sky. Below, waves seem to crash around the figure of a baby, curled
into itself as though in the womb. This is the time before time, before
words or numbers, when even the Gods were yet to be born. In
Babylonian myth, the universe was created by the mingling of the male
Apsu essence - fresh, sweet water - and the female Tiamat essence -
chaotic, salt water. From this event, everything else followed. Once
again, the similarity to other creation myths, be they biblical or
Judaic, is apparent.
Whatever your view on such stories, this
card is meant to represent new beginnings or a completely new outlook on
life. This isn't when the Fool jumps into something new, but rather
when the seed of possibility that there could even be something new
germinates. It reminds me a little of the Aces, but on a grander, more
yesterday's exchange, which ended up taking place late afternoon, today nothing has changed yet. Still, the
seed is there. While I am mostly looking forward to the move, I do
worry how my son will react to a new home. This is a boy who has cried
every time he's gone on holiday and had to go to sleep for the first
time (and sometimes the second and third times) in a bed that's not his
own. Ah well, there are always birthing pains, right?
I am grateful for the calm before the storm.