Whirlwind! Margarete Petersen’s Daughter of Feathers
Margarete Petersen’s Daughter of
Feathers appears to be leaping through the air as she battles a demon-y
dragon-y creature. Is she a kick-boxer? A huge feather hangs overhead. As in
all the Feathers cards, the great sphere hangs in the background, but like the
other courts the image is framed - again making me wonder about things becoming
more focused in the courts...
In the accompanying LWB,
Margarete Petersen refers to the Daughter receiving gifts from her family:
space and mobility from her Mother, the ability to discern from her Father, and
awareness from her brother (Son).
Like the Daughter of Flames she
too dances, but here she’s dancing and moving to free herself from rigid
thinking. Always on the move, not allowing dust to collect – I think of
whirlwinds! In her leaping about ‘from
specific to abstract’, she could be seen as vacillating – but ‘weightlessly
focusing my thoughts’ sounds like a good thing to aspire to.
Petersen doesn’t seem to focus much on the inexperience of her Daughter/Knights, although she does refer to experiencing oneself anew; instead she appears
more interested in how they use the gifts of the other Courts in their family
to change their experience.