TREE IN WINTER
“When this card appears, it is a sign that preservation is needed. It is time for conservation, staying put, and endurance.”
“The Tree in Winter symbolizes endurance and preservation and tells us to conserve when we find ourselves in the barren season of our life. A tree in winter does not hate the cold nor mourn the loss of its leaves. It stands as a tree in winter embracing what is natural to the conditions surrounding it, while it awaits the ensured renewal of the coming spring. The card depicts the dead of winter with a tree devoid of its leaves, its branches covered with snow. A wolf approaches, symbolizing the season of decline. To the right of the snow are the hoofprints of a stag, the symbol of the waxing season.”
THE SHADOW’s EDGE
“The Tree in Winter card speaks to us of preserving and preparation. As a mystery teaching this applies to the barren times of spirituality when a person feels cut off from divinity, community, or even oneself. The message of the tree in winter is to hold onto those things that remain, and to accept what is sparse without feelings of negativity of deprivation. When we focus on preparation then the message is that something else is on the horizon. Such thoughts and feelings draw us into the spiritual spring season.”
Today’s message is the final and last card series from two books published by Llewellyn that this blog has featured over the past few months which I highly recommend for personal growth and expansion: The Seeker’s Guide to the Hidden Path and A Traveler’s Guide to The Well Worn Path both by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller. Thank you for your contribution – bright blessings to you.