Saturday, 5 October 2013

Winter Stores

It's Saturday, time for a new deck.  And yes, it's another cute animal deck!  This is the Badger's Forest Tarot by Nakisha VanderHoeven (GameCrafter, 2013), who also created the Rabbit Tarot.  The artwork is beautiful, presenting a variety of wild, woodland creatures on its cards.  The Majors show the greatest variety, while the suits are divided into Rabbits (Wands), Foxes (Cups), Badgers (Swords) and Crows (Pentacles). 

Here in the Four of Crows (Pentacles) we have a crow with a bright, red berry in its beak.  The landscape is covered in snow, and the crow is tucking the berry in with three others already stored under a stone. 

More than many traditional Four of Pentacle images, this card makes me think of the cold and hardship of winter, the struggle to find food in nature and the joy at the warm, bright pleasures we come across.  It is a reminder to prepare for the winter months, but also to make the most of any surprise that comes our way.

My Dear One and I are having a spa day: definitely a warm, sensual pleasure to savour before the rigours of the next few weeks and months!

I am grateful for hot pools and massages.

5 comments:

  1. What a lovely card! The thing that jumped out at me was put in the hard work now (as the crow gathers the berries) in order to ensure a better future for yourself. Sometimes it is prudent to save what you have but one must never forget it's true value, in this case food for later on. The berries are only worth something to the crow if the crow eats them before they rot.
    Can I come to the spa with you? Sounds lovely ^_^

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    1. Yes, you can save for a rainy day forever, but sometimes you need to get on with enjoying them :)
      Ah, a spa is a lovely place to chill out. Hope you're having a wonderful day, Helen!

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  2. just remembered the notify me button ^_^

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  3. I agree with Helen. I like the more positive view on the four of pentacles.
    Have a great day together :)

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    1. Thanks, Ellen, we'll certainly try! :)

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