Archive for Major Arcana

XXI The Flowering of Logres

Bliss. Everything is flowing smoothly. The world is greening. The creative juices are flowing, and everything has fallen into place. There is a feeling of unity. A feeling of expansion. All is one. We are at one with the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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0 The Seeker

A new adventure. A rainbow of possibilities opens up and we have the innocent curiosity and spirit of adventure to step onto it. We are willing to take a new road with only birdsong to guide us. Read the rest of this entry »

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XII The Wounded King

He has suffered everything for his Land. He has a deep connection with the life-force that lives within the Land. And as the waters dry, he suffers. He is attuned to the cycles of life and goes within when life fades. Read the rest of this entry »

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III Guinevere

The Empress of the Sacred Land spins the golden thread that is our destiny. It is the path we must follow to our greatest abundance. She is the fullness and ripeness of all things. She makes us whole. Read the rest of this entry »

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IV Arthur

Arthur represents the source of each person’s inner authority. He is the motivator of our actions in the world and the call of our longing to live. He is the King of a woman’s heart and the father of her creative children. He is the Beloved of her soul.
Arthur is also the Champion and Lord of the Sacred Land. He speaks for her with the authority of a beloved and loving husband. He acts to defend her, so that she may thrive. Read the rest of this entry »

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XI Sovereignty

The Lady Sovereignty is the spirit of the Land. She rules over all that is sacred in Nature and its cycles, but also over all that is sacred in our lives. If we serve her in our own lives, healing will come to our relationships, our communities, our countries and our world. Read the rest of this entry »

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VIII Gawain

He revealed himself to me as the force that causes things to grow, the deep greenness in the growing grass. I can feel him rising in my body. He is the gentle and inexorable force of Life that greets my eyes in spring. Read the rest of this entry »

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II The Lady of the Lake

Mistress of the Inner Realms, keeper of the door to the Otherworld. The Lady belongs to that world more than this, and when we come to her, she may grant us some of its knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »

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XX The Sleeping Lord

He lies and sleeps under the hills. He is the spirit of the Land turned inward, gone quiet and secret. As he sleeps, only the very skilled listener can hear his breathing. He awaits our trumpet call. He awaits the time when he is called to life again. Read the rest of this entry »

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XIII The Washer at the Ford

She looks at me. She challenges me. If I want what I say I want, what must be my sacrifice? What must I leave behind in the waters of the ford? And does it count if it doesn’t really hurt? She is my challenger. She keeps me on my toes. Read the rest of this entry »

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XIV The Cauldron

The Nine Keepers mix the stuff of life, the things that nurture us, challenge us, and make us rejoice. Their steady mixing balances our lives and gives us health and power. Read the rest of this entry »

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V Taliesin

Taliesin is the ancestral shaman. By journeying to the Otherworld, where all times and places are one, he remembers all things. He has been all things and hands on his knowledge to the next generation. Read the rest of this entry »

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XIX The Sun

We knew that something was missing, and now it is back. We have found the part of us that is young and full of creativity. Our life is shining in the light of our own inner Sun. We have come out from behind the cloud and shine! Read the rest of this entry »

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XV The Green Knight

The challenge of the Green Knight is simple: live fully or he will cut off your head. Every day, every moment, that you fail to live passionately, you lose your life. So cut through what blocks you and live. Read the rest of this entry »

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X The Round Table

Being in alignment with the power of the Lowerworld and the inspiration of the Upperworld. Or being surprised by those forces. Keeping in touch with our sources of power and inspiration, so that we can manifest them in this world. Read the rest of this entry »

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VI The White Hart

The White Hart is about deciding to follow our heart’s desire. When we choose to act on what we love, we have to live with the consequences of those choices. But if we act on our heart’s desire, we make choices that are right for us and the world conspires to support us. If we act on love, love will come to us. Read the rest of this entry »

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VII Prydwen

Prydwen is Arthur’s ship in which he sailed to Annwn, the Underworld, to quest for the Hallows. Though many went with him, only seven returned. Prydwen is the power that keeps us going through dangers on our sacred quest. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Merlin

Strong are his roots; they go to the very centre of the Earth, where the red and the white dragon twist and coil. He is master of the elements and teaches the creative but responsible use of power. He mediates the powers of earth and of sky. Read the rest of this entry »

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XVII The Star

New beginnings. A little light in the long darkness. A ray of hope. A promise that the light will return. A flash of inspiration. The Child of Promise will come again. Read the rest of this entry »

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XVI The Spiral Tower

The Tower represents the moment when all pretence is stripped away. Something shocks the system and suddenly nothing is the same. The tough outer shell is ripped away and what is left is shocked to the core. Can it find the courage to shine? Read the rest of this entry »

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IX The Grail Hermit

The Hermit withdraws from life for an extended period of rest and reflection. He knows that if he doesn’t find the Grail, the vessel of Joy, within, he will not find it without. He has left behind all but the bare necessities and only journeys in the inner worlds. Read the rest of this entry »

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XVIII The Moon

All that we create first exists in the Otherworld: we have to imagine it before it can be born. The Moon stimulates our vision, our imagination and our intuition with her silver light. She inspires us with visions of what can be. Read the rest of this entry »

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