Tuesday 13 December 2016

Mother of all movement - Margarete Petersen’s Mother of Feathers

Mother of Feathers (trimmed):©Margarete Petersen Tarot
Margarete Petersen calls her Mother of Feathers the mother of all movement. She uses her sword (not visible in the image, as far as I can see) to cut through delusion and illusion, bringing clarity. Within the ever-present sphere sits a giant eye, all-seeing - the result of her sword-wielding, perhaps. 
In the image we see swans (often seen in Queen of Swords images: the Wildwood and Shadowscapes come to mind) flying high among the clouds – their feathers represent ‘new, freshly born thoughts’ that are now ‘singing through the air, breathing the happiness of belonging’.  There’s a sense of nurturing in this, I think, even though the swans are so high they appear remote, detached, aloof – which could perhaps be perceived as the thwarted nature of this Queen.
A cinquain to start with, for a change…
Cuts to the chase.
Clarity of thought, word -
Dispassionate yet nurturing
All clear.
And now back to haiku!
Cleanly and calmly
Cut thoughts free from confusion -
Dispassionate eye.

Margarete Petersen Tarot, AGM-URANIA, 2004

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