Friday 10 June 2016

Rider of Tigers - Margarete Petersen’s Mother of Flames

Margarete Petersen’s Mother of Flames is an explosion of fiery colour, leaping off the card – an exploding sun or supernova. A big cat’s face can be seen within the left side of the frame, a human face within the right, but the central part of the image is pure fire and flamboyance! 
Mother of Flames (trimmed):
© Margarete Petersen Tarot
The “flame born out of flame”, says the LWB, a “rider of tigers”. Easy to see the association with Leo here! With the tiger and the human face being contained within the border, rather than being free to move (as in the Son and Daughter), perhaps this reflects the struggle sometimes associated with Queens.  Being contained within the border could also reflect the protection, as well as the pushing forward and encouraging of others who are reluctant to step into the spotlight - especially with the fierce tiger’s presence.   
Brave, loyal, and sure,  
Exploding with ambition,  
Encouraging all.

Margarete Petersen Tarot, AGM-URANIA, 2004. 

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