Ghost Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2014).
Situation -The World
ghostly figure swims within a green,glowing crystal ball. She wears
nothing but a draping of material, and lines of light flow from her, or
to her. Do those lines feed her, or bind her? Given this is the World
card, the former seems more likely. Yet, altogether, it is a rather
claustrophobic version of what is more often a joyous card. I am
tempted to see here more the idea of finality, completing a cycle, and
perhaps realising how confined you have been. There is a hope for a
wider experience and a new start.
Don't - Five of Swords
the foreground, a rather annoyingly plastic-looking figure smiles as he
holds three swords, with two more in the ground just in front of him.
Meanwhile, two rather despondent,ghostly figures walk away from him,
towards a lake. Above the scene, a rainbow fills the blue side of the
sky, with clouds above the smug figure. The expression that comes to
mind is "giving up the ghost".
Do - Eight of Swords
woman stands, with hands bound and eyes covered atop a rocky
outcropping. Behind her, a pair of angel wings rise up. Is she aware
of the wings? Though her hands are bound and she cannot see, if she
just dares to take flight, she will be safe. This card has a Fool
quality to it, as her left foot seems poised to step off the boulder,
into the unknown.
I'm hoping the World indicates some kind of a new start, breaking free from the bubble of worry around my elder son, and just plain demandingness of the younger. I see this reading recommending not to give up on my own aspirations, hopes and dreams. Though I may feel somewhat tied up with childcare duties and concerns, that doesn't mean I can't think about the things that I want to do. After all, planning is half the job... :)