I seem to have missed my usual “Listen to the Animals” entry, so I decided to use an animal deck for Week at a Glance this week! My choice is The Animism Tarot by Joanna Cheung (Rainbow Crazy). To read my review of this deck, click HERE.
|The Animism Tarot by Joanna Cheung|
Well, a cat is appropriate for any week, given that my home has four feline residents. Here we have a Siamese cat perched atop a pedestal, regarding us with clear, knowing blue eyes. In the background a brilliant sun blazes forth, forming a glowing halo around the cat’s upper body.
Unlike the “Judgement Day/Resurrection” images that appear on Rider-Waite style decks, this image has a much more solitary, inwardly directed vibe. The cat seems to gaze into the mind, heart, and soul of the person looking at the card – very much a one-on-one experience. And I get the sense that if I gaze back directly into this cat’s eyes, I will see my own mind, heart, and soul reflected.
This week I have an opportunity to explore my inner thoughts, virtues, and transgressions – not so that I can pass some sort of “final judgement” but so that I can assess the ways I might go about healing, releasing, or changing. The keywords provided by Joanna Cheung can serve as a guide: “protection, fortune, freedom, observance, wisdom, healing.”