Badger's Forest Tarot (GameCrafter, 2013) comes out on this Thursday morning, reminding us that the world is a beautiful place :)
There have been many decks that show the World card as a tree, but it must be said that it seems particularly appropriate for a deck with "Forest" in its title. Trees stand for the fundaments of what makes up our world, our sense of place. Trees hold together the forest, homes to many, feeding others. It's not just at the visible level of the birds in the branches, or more subtley the beetles in the bark, but even the worms between the roots, and the earth itself that is nourished by the falling berries, nuts, branches and leaves. The tree, then, speaks of perfection, completion, homecoming, of something that underpins the next generation, the next cycle.
This is such a lovely card to get today. It's a reminder that I have a couple of things to finish off - checking all my tech works for tomorrow's workshop at the UK Tarot Conference top among them. However, it also reminds me that completing this is an ending, not the end. There are still many new projects and possibilities in the world, which can nourish my soul, and which I can help grow.
I am grateful for completing some things, and knowing I will begin others, all while nourished at a soul level by the world.