“When this card appears it addresses the process of transformation. It speaks of the actions required to bring about true change. When fire appears, one thing will pass away into another form if the energy is present and maintained.”
“The element of fire is one of the four creative principles of Creation. The energy of fire is transformational, vitalizing, and quickening. The element is most associated with the south quarter. In the majority of traditions the element of fire is assigned the color red. The card depicts a woman kneeling by some wood. Between her hands is a swirling spiral of fire. Below we see flames dropping and igniting a log in response to the energy generated by the woman. She has magically taken the astral energy of fire and made it manifest in its physical counterpart.”
“The Crone of the cottage takes you to a young woman. She leaves you with her and returns to her cauldron in the woods. The woman tells you to watch with your new eyes. She then brings the palms of her hands close together. With eyes half closed, the woman begins to hum. The tone emanates as the vowel sound “I” and it rises and falls in a mesmerizing rhythm. As you watch the woman, you recall that ‘thoughts can become things’. Then between her hands a spiral appears, and from the spiral you see drops of fire falling onto a log in front of the young woman. She blows upon her hands, smiles, and says, ‘And now, it’s your turn’.”
Today’s message is from A Traveler’s Guide to The Well Worn Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller.