Spark of Life
Ace of Wands
The turning of the cosmic axis that generates the spark of life. The drill symbolizes the skills that exert control over the environment, directed by the human intellect.
Renewed will and life energy. Sudden determination and action. Return of health. Positive energy. A new force in one’s life, as yet unformed and unchanelled.
King of Cups
The picture shows male and female reindeer as both sexes have antlers. Male reindeer rut in the autumn for dominance of the herd and the antlers are a potent symbol of sexual power.
Fly agaric is also found at this time and the reindeer appear to eat this highly toxic red fun-gi and seem `drunk’. Some shaman drank the purified urine of the reindeer for its hallucinatory properties once the toxins had been removed.
Drawing this card denotes companionship, deep friendship. A sharing of profound understanding, a mutual love of knowledge from the past.
Possible creation of a home together, a sense of home-coming and enduring friendship.
Eight of Stones
The ability to utilize natural ability for the completion of labours of love.
Sometimes intense concentration and dedication are required.
This card represents someone who is able to work alone, in deep concentration, skilled and mature, in tune with something greater than themselves.
The completion of a large project.
Queen of Stones
The ancient ancestor of the modern bear, the cave bear hibernated in caves during the cold northern winter. Their skulls were buried by Neanderthals and caves were shared during some periods.
Often linked to Arthurian legend, the bear remains a symbol of the power and protection of the land.
This card is to do with being at one with the heartbeat, the rhythm of the earth, feeling content, secure, at home, protected by the Great Mother; able to sleep deeply and in peace.
A person who is earthy, takes their time; is secure in the way that they live, strong and fierce in defence if necessary.
Page of Arrows
The green woodpecker contains the sacred colours of nature – red, white, green and gold – and is known in folklore as a `yaffle’ because of its distinctive laughing call. It is said to hold the secrets of the Tree of Life, as it spirals up trees and disappears within them to nest.
Their drumming (pecking) on trees which echoes through the woodland heralds your entry to a place of the heart.
In the tarot the pair of woodpeckers look at each other, a third flying down the arrow shaped path, guiding you to love.