Babylonian Tarot (Llewelyn, 2006).
Here, in the Four of Arrows, we see a lioness resting in a beautiful garden under a tree. All four arrows point upwards, and are a calm, blue colour. The companion book informs us that this lioness was injured in the Three of Arrows, and is now recuperating in the peaceful setting of a royal garden. These ornate gardens were a favourite site for royal courtships, a peaceful retreat from the world and the burdens of state.
I like both the card's colours and image, as well as the backstory given in the book. It fits well with traditional interpretations of taking some time out to rest or meditate, appreciating a little quiet and solitude.
You might think, given I'm posting this almost than four hours later than normal, that I managed a lie-in, as suggested by this card. You'd be half right. While I got up late, it was after a very restless night, as presaged by yesterday's card. Waking just before 2am, I started worrying about our house purchase and move (the English system sucks, it's so unclear), about the UK Tarot Conference workshop I'm running next week (tech concerns, mainly), and about a work project that's begging for a bit of TLC. Not restful! So, having gotten up and ticked four things off my to-do list, I'm hoping I'll be able to get a bit of respite from my own worries, if not much more sleep.
I am grateful for the clarity of a to-do list.