Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ace of Swords and The Crane

Wow, it has been a long time since I played Day of the Druids! This involves asking the cards what I need to be aware of today using The DruidCraft Tarot and the Druid Animal Oracle.

The positional definitions are:

(1) Not only... (2) But also...

Here we go!


(1) Not only...ACE OF SWORDS (DruidCraft)
Key Words: Clarity, Success, Clean Break
Element: Air (Thinking, Intellect, Mind)
Direction: East, Sunrise

(2) But also...THE CRANE (Druid Animal Oracle)
Key Words: Secret Knowledge, Patience, Longevity
Elements: Water and Air
Direction: East, Sunrise

When I look at these two cards side by side, I am struck by the settings, which include both water and air. Even though the Ace of Swords is an "Air card," the image shows a huge lake. I notice the similarity in the ripples surrounding the upraised arm holding the sword and the Crane's leg.

I get the sense that not only do I need to be mentally aware and alert for a new idea or approach to something, I also need to listen to my intuition and subconscious mind. If I am patient, I should be able to use both intellect and intuition, reason and emotion, to gain clarity and forge a new direction.  I will not benefit from separation of mind and heart.



Please Note: I am aware that the DruidCraft deck is not strictly a "Druid" deck. The word "Craft" in the title alerts us to the fact that this deck incorporates both Wicca and Druidry.

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Sources:


The DruidCraft Tarot (deck and book set). Text copyright Philip and Stephanie Carr Gomm 2004. Illustrations copyright Will Worthington 2004. This edition copyright Eddison Sadd Editions 2004. ISBN 0 312 31502 3.


The Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm. Card Illustrations by Bill Worthington. Fireside: Simon & Schuster, Inc. Text copyright Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm 1994. Card illustrations copyright Bill Worthington 1994. This edition copyright Eddison Sadd Editions 1994. ISBN not known.

4 comments:

  1. lovely art, love the idea of the positional meanings/reading, and lovely message to keep in mind as well :]

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, Bonkers. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Nice reading, I think I must have a go at this too! ^_^

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    1. Thanks, Helen. Let me know how it works for you.

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