A card for April 2012

Card of the month – Ace of Feathers


This months card of the month I drew with the intention that there would be something in the interpretation that would help all those who read this.

The card was the Ace of Feathers. In the Margarete Pettersen deck feathers are the suit concerned with air and all that is associated with it. Here on the card we have a single peacock feather bright and colourful in reds yellows and a central blue ‘eye’ The background is paler blue and white.

Ace of Feathers

This is the correct way up

I get the sense of the sky and thus air as I look at the card and a feeling of the beauty of a sunny day when the sky is beautifully clear except for the odd wisp of cloud here and there. The card was drawn reversed and I feel there is a sense here that the clouds are overcoming the clarity and you might be feeling like you are confused and can’t quite put your finger on why. There is a feeling of clarity being possible but seems just out of reach – like having a word on the tip of your tongue. I remember at this point that mercury is retrograde at the moment and this card feels very like a retrograde mercury time. Communication seems murky or difficult in some way, things get lost in the ether if we are communicating by electronic means, actual conversations seems to not quite flow as they would usually. Perhaps there is something you need to say but you are finding the person you are talking to seems to get the wrong end of the stick as you start to explain. Away from personal communication the communications and connections between things electronic and otherwise can be challenged at this time so we find equipment breaks and errors happen in digital processing.

As I look to the card again in its reversed position I also am drawn to the shapes and lines at the bottom of the card – this way up these seem like the sea on a windy yet sunny day. I feel the answer to the difficulties communicating is held here. This time is best used to go within ourselves and find our light and see this reflected in the things happening around us – I feel the wind is bringing constant change and hence it is difficult to see clearly where things are heading, however this change is needed to stir things up and when the wind drops we will be able to see where we are more easily. I also feel the sea represents our deepest emotions and that the turbulence we are experiencing outside of ourselves may actually be a reflection of some inner turbulence which is not so immediately apparent. If we use this time to explore what we are feeling in our life we can find our own truth more easily and then take action based on this rather than reacting to what is in our external environment first.

The peacock feather says to me that though we may wish to show our beauty externally to the world at the moment if we show our beauty to ourselves and find it within us then we will find more peace and stillness. Under the water the sea is calm and the waves no longer affect us. The beauty we find there can then be brought out for our own benefit and whether the world recognises it will be less important to us. We find our own clarity and then others perceptions are not so relevant. I am now drawn to the circle that is just behind the peacock and see that this time is a time of finding our wholeness – completing the things we have stashed away inside us for another time. As we bring the circles to a close so we find ourselves feeling more complete and can right the card. Coming from our own center rather than from what we think others want of us. Our communication miraculously seems clearer and we find things flow again as we wanted from the start – a feeling of an invisible force deciding suddenly to make things ok – as the wind drops and the emotions are stilled.

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