Today I am using the Tarot of the Crone by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince. It is centred on the archetype of the Crone and is a deck suitable for deep reflection.
What energies are present in my life right now? Two of Cups, Four of Disks, Shadow of Cups.
The image on the 2 of Cups is rather arresting. It is one which intentionally plays with a duality and forces us to look twice. I love how there seem to be two cloaked figures bending towards each other in a desire to connect. It reflects a desire to merge and connect deeply with something or someone. So much so, that the 2 cease to be and become one. There is an energy of emotional convergence related to something deeply desired.
The 4 of Disks brings us back to earth and more practical matters. It represents a safe place to retreat and relax in – somewhere which is welcoming and peaceful. There is only a simple picture of a standing stone. How does my living space nurture and support me? At the moment, I’m moving towards something I desire but it may be a bit of a roller-coaster. This card reminds me to keep a sanctuary.
The final card represents an emotional drowning. There is a need here to sink into something, to wallow deeply. A sense of separate identity is lost which may be necessary but care must be taken not to sink indefinitely. It reminds me a little of those flotation tanks. Sometimes, completely switching off is a good thing but it is a state which could lead to apathy and lack of desire to do anything. It can represent a passive acceptance. I need to guard against this.