Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Tue Feb 03 08:12:00 EST 2015
X • The Wheel of The Year (Upright)
A silver, lunar pentagram is surrounded by the eight-spoked, golden, solar Wheel of the Year. In the background, we see bright blue skies and soft clouds. This card evokes the magick and mystery of the Wheel of the Year— all eight sabbats and the four seasons and cycles of nature.
The four seasons and their corresponding tarot suits are illustrated together. The earth element is represented by the pentacle and the winter solstice with holly, the classic Yuletide plant. In magickal herbalism holly is used for good luck and protection. In the bottom right we see pink cherry blossoms for the spring equinox together with the sword, which are both associated with the element of air. The cherry blossoms, a classic spring flowering tree, signify nobility and chivalry. In the bottom left corner there are vibrant green oak leaves for the summer solstice and the blooming hawthorn wand from our deck. Both the wand and the season of summer correspond beautifully with the element of fire. Here, the foliage of the midsummer oak represents health, wisdom, virtue, and long life. Finally, in the upper left-hand corner of the card, we see an enchanting mixture of beautiful orange maple leaves in the autumn combined with acorns for the harvest. The cups suit is aligned with the autumn season, as autumn is linked to the element of water. The maple leaves symbolize elegance, beauty, and energy, while the acorns bring prosperity and wisdom.
This card symbolizes the magick of the four seasons and the energies of the Wheel of the Year. When this card turns up in a reading, it is a message to work with the energies and the cycles of nature that are currently around you, and not against them. This means rest and introspection in the winter; new beginnings, growth, and opportunities in the spring; energy, excitement, bounty, and vibrancy in the summer; and abundance and reminders to prepare, gather, and remember in the autumn. Expect there to be change, as all of life is forever transforming and growing. This card classically represents good luck, opportunity, and a fortuitous event.
Keywords: The Wheel of the Year, celebrating the sabbats and esbats. Good luck. Working with the energies and magick of each season.
Deity Associations: Fortuna, Arianrod.
Astrological Association: Jupiter.
Reversed: A period of bad luck. Feeling disconnected from the seasons and rhythms of nature. Seasonal affective disorder (wintertime blues).