Sunday, 26 June 2016

Opening the heart - Margarete Petersen's Ace of Cups

The Summer Solstice has passed, and we’re now in the astrological sign of Cancer.  Cancer is the cardinal Water sign, so it seems appropriate to initiate (cardinal quality) ourselves in the watery suit of the Cups in the Margarete Petersen Tarot – starting with the Ace!

Ace of Cups (trimmed): © Margarete Petersen Tarot
What a beautiful image!... the single lotus, opening its heart, floating on clear, pure water. Margarete Petersen writes that the Aces show the characteristics of the element in concentrated form, so here we have the idea of a pure love and happiness.  The lotus represents renewal and the opening of the heart.

I often see the Aces as a gift, or a seed from which something can grow, as we progress through the suit.  By opening up and trusting our instincts, we leave ourselves open to new friendships and relationships – including a renewal of our relationship with ourselves!

Margarete Petersen Tarot, AGM-URANIA, 2004.

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