Bonefire Tarot (Gabrielle West, 2013).
for the third week in a row, the Star pops up: what a lovely sight! In
this version, there's a dark-haired woman at the centre. She appears
naked, though with her hair and lots of symbols around, there's not all
that much skin on show: the metaphor of openness and vulnerability in a
form only the most prudish could object to :D A large, eight-pointed
star shines from her forehead, and she pours water from two green
bottles. There are a number of other symbols around her: a four-leaf
clover; a horseshoe; a pair of crossed and burning bones (the emblem of
this deck, also found on the backs); a burning purple Y (not sure what
that one is); a goldfish; seven more stars; colourful bunting; and a
strange, red, tentacley thing (if someone knows what that's about, I'd
love to hear!)
Good luck is definitely suggested here, between
the clover, the horseshoe and the goldfish. And spiritual guidance is
hinted at, too, with the Star at her third eye. A day, then, for taking
a chance, for appreciating the good fortune in our lives, and for
paying attention to the hints and nudges the Universe may send our way.
nice to see this card again, as I also drew it to represent the energy I
should embrace this month, and it came up as the outcome card in the
reading I had with James Ricklef at the start of the year. Today, I am attending a conference on hypnotherapy for childbirth. It counts as Continuing Professional Development for my psychotherapy work, as well as giving me a different perspective on what I've already been working on at a personal level, in preparation for my second child's birth in about 6 weeks. I see this card saying that this is going to be a guiding light for me, helping me to relax and feel more hopeful that the outcome this time will be happier than the last.
I am grateful for hope.
P.S. Today is Imbolc or Candlemass, so there will be an extra post at 3pm GMT as part of the Tarot Blog Hop.