I suppose it’s no co-incidence that The Empress is still demanding – gently and politely, of course – that I take her lessons to heart; I am entering an Empress year, after all. Right now, I’m halfway between the High Priestess and the Empress. It’s quite the transition, moving from such a passive, secluded energy into a more dynamic, living-out-there and being state of… being. I can tell it’s the Empress knocking, because her voice doesn’t bring earth-shattering realisations, so much as soft moments of “well, duh”, and I can feel someone smiling off to the left and slightly behind me.
To whit, one of my favourite Mucha pieces of all time is “L’Etoile du Matin” (The Morning Star) from The Moon and the Stars Series (1902). Isn’t Venus the Morning Star? Why yes, yes it is. And here she is, in The Celestial Tarot:
“The more dynamic goddess, Green Tara is the “Mother Earth”, and a fierce goddess who overcomes obstacles… In Sanskrit, the name Tara means Star, but she was also called She Who Brings Forth Life, The Great Compassionate Mother…”
The connections I make… maybe they don’t exist outside of my own centre, but the answers are there, in the images and colours and textures of my life. I am just now recognising them.