I have to admit that Margarete Petersen’s court card images are a struggle for me – I rely so much on visual clues. Here I have to remember what I’ve learned about the elements (many thanks to Alison Cross for hammering this into my brain!). The Queen is Water of Water, and that does come across here. MP writes “I was born of the flow in every form”,, be it rain, river, ocean, springs, dewdrops, tears, sweat. She nourishes, cleanses, and heals with compassion. She also dreams, bringing what’s hidden to light – a bit of the High Priestess, perhaps, with her intuition? I can see how MP comes up with the ‘mature supporting guardian’.
|Mother of Cups (trimmed): © Margarete Petersen|
Love flows, compassion
Heals and cleanses, quenches thirsts,
Hidden dreams revealed.
Margarete Petersen Tarot, AGM-URANIA, 2004