There’s so much going on in this image it’s
overwhelming at first glance, I think.Gone is the focus on the flame, as in the Minor cards, and the predominance
of red.Now we have more gold and orange
– and flashes of blue – coming into play – and the fire now circles,
serpent-like, within the frame.Is he
learning to shape the flames in order to create something else?
And notice how the rectangular ‘boundary’ in
the Minors has now been stretched into a square...the energy of the painting is still contained
but it feels more spacious, somehow.
I’ve also noticed that all the Sons in
Margarete Petersen’s deck appear to be holding various yoga poses. It’s been
awhile since I did any yoga, and the names of the poses escape me, but this
could be a lunge. His hands beat upon a drum, the face of which shows both Sun
and Moon.Like the more traditional
Pages, he’s a messenger, carrying the story of his clan.
Margarete Petersen’s Sons have, according to
her accompanying book, been given gifts by the other members of the Courts
family.He’s received warmth from the
Mother, instruction on how to direct heat from the Father, and beauty and grace
from the sister (Daughter).There’s
reference to acquiring knowledge, something I traditionally associate with
Pages.He’s learning how to use the
gifts of fire - how to channel them – to brings energy and enthusiasm to his