Ladies of Abundance


You can’t really tell from the photo, but those are the stone setts of Haworth’s Main Street in the back ground, and they are damp with melted hailstones.

This wasn’t today, this was actually last week. My feet were so cold I couldn’t quite feel them, so I was cosying  myself up by the warmth of the Gypsy Palace Tarot. I mean, come on! Just look at those rich, intense colours! This gorgeous deck was a birthday present and I’ve been getting acquainted with it for the last couple of months. The imagery isn’t traditional, but I don’t think it matters much if you’ve got your wits about you.

The card above is the 3 of Cups. I’d chosen it deliberately for the photograph because I’d intended to write something about this time of year and about how doubly, no, let’s say triply to be clever!, precious friendship is when things are grim.

So, the hailstones prompted a friend to bring me a bowl of home-made soup because they knew I’d be cold. How kind! Thank you, you know who you are if you ever read this.

In the Gypsy Palace version of the 3 of Cups we see, not only the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone, we also see representatives of the Animal and Plant kingdoms. While we’re crediting everyone, let’s assume all that gorgeous orange swirliness indicates that a djinn is there too! Everyone is gathered together for a nice cup of tea ..maybe there are some serious matters to discuss, but there will be some fun too. It’s all good. An atmosphere exists here of mutual support, tolerance, acceptance, harmony, celebration and so on. The Golden Dawn title of this card is ‘Lord of Abundance’. I wish that every single one of us has more than enough of the energies described by this card…..the ‘practise random kindness’ energy, the embracing energy, welcoming everyone into the tea-party.



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