"Well we certainly don't want the Mystic Dreamer Tarot to turn into the Mystic Nightmare Tarot!" I exclaimed.
The ravens were happy to divide the cheesecake among themselves.
The Page looked as if she might dissolve into thin air at any moment. It was time for my first question.
PAGE OF CUPS
"You should have been able to guess this one," the Page said. "What other card would be better suited to represent the essence of a deck called Mystic Dreamer?" I had to admit I couldn't think of one. "My essence or essential energy is the energy of Water, of the imagination and the subconscious. I am the visions and impressions that come to you as you sleep, revealing your deepest, most secret wishes and fears. I hold up a cup containing a fish and ask you to see it as I do -- as something magical and filled with possibilities. I ask you to fill your heart with the colors of the rainbow, and to listen to the messages of the ravens as they circle in the sky."
Ah yes, the ravens... I hope they aren't going to leave too big a mess in my living room...
FOUR OF SWORDS
"Really?" I asked. "Why? Because I like to take naps?"
"Well, there is that," she said, "but also, I see you as someone who receives insight through quiet, peaceful reflection or meditation -- someone who needs to allow time for that whenever a situation arises that is potentially stressful or confusing.
In general, I sense that you are 'removed' in many ways, separated from the hustle and bustle that some would call 'life.' You are able to go within yourself, within your own mind any time you need or want to, and this refreshes and energizes you."
TEN OF SWORDS
"I hope to tell you a story of endings and beginnings, of learning to understand when you have taken something as far as you can take it or continued something as long as possible. It is a story of facing reality and letting go, of knowing that hanging on or continuing to pursue a particular path will only bring more pain and sorrow and mental anguish.
This is an important story for you to hear because it has a bearing on so many areas of your life."
"Do not expect me to drive your chariot. I will not direct your movements and decisions, nor will I take the reins from your hands. It is you who must master your own horses, bringing them together to work in harmony. It is you who must avoid running over others, trampling them in your eagerness to get where you are going.
I may offer suggestions or insights that can help you, but ultimately it is up to you to be the Charioteer in your own life.
SEVEN OF SWORDS
"As a team, we are inclined to gather many thoughts and ideas, to pick and choose what we will keep, share, or discard. We will keep each other honest and honorable, above any sort of trickery or subterfuge. When we are together, we will need to guard against losing our way in this world, against slipping into the land of dreams too often, for too long."
The ravens had begun to quarrel over who should have the last crumb of cheesecake, so I wrapped up another piece for the Page to take with her. After thanking me graciously, she departed, her robes swirling, and disappeared into the mist.
Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras. Published by Llewellyn Worldwide, 2008.
Packaged with The Dreamer's Journal by Barbara Moore.