Sunday 2 October 2016

To ruffle or not to ruffle? Margarete Petersen’s Two of Feathers

Two of Feathers (trimmed):
© Margarete Petersen Tarot

Moving on today to the Two of Feathers, which lie horizontally across the face of a large disc.  The feathers point in opposite directions, so again, opposition. One feather looks ruffled compared to the other one - the need to balance opposites? The circle in the background implies wholeness or union. 

It also reminds me of the Moon, which is part of the astrological association for this card – Moon in Libra.  Libra is the cardinal Air sign, so we’re looking at creative energy around activity involving thought, ideas, logic, reason, while the Moon is associated with the element of Water through its rulership of Cancer, so we have a link to the watery realm of feelings and emotion.  Objective feelings – is that even possible?!?

Margarete Petersen writes about meditation, about observing our thoughts and letting them come to a standstill. How apposite to be looking at this today, coming so soon after the Equinox – when we’re poised at that delicate balance between equal day and night!  She asks us to “Feel the power of the space that lies between a dying and a newly forming thought”. (p 73 of her LWB)

Two feathers at rest
Rough, smooth - opposed yet balanced 
Still mind holds power.
Margarete Petersen Tarot, AGM-URANIA, 2004

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