Featured Card of the Day – The Star – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Artist: Roxana Paul

Website: http://www.roxanapaul.com

Artist Interpretation

A woman with jugs in her both hands stands at a well, and she pours water from the jugs into the well. She is Namma (later Tiamat), a primordial goddess of the salt sea. Mating with Abzu, the god of fresh water, she produced younger gods. In the picture, Namma symbolically mixes salt and fresh water in the well.

Card Meaning

Namma played two controversial roles. First, she symbolizes the primeval ocean from which the gods were created through a sacred marriage between fresh and salt water. Second, she monstrously embodied primordial chaos, being depicted as a sea dragon or serpent. In her second image, Tiamat was defeated by Marduk, the supreme god of Babylon who took the Tablets of Destiny from her to rule the world.

The Star represents hope and faith in the future. The woman, pouring water from the jugs, symbolizes the coming rejuvenation, high expectations and spirituality. Enjoying internal harmony, looking forward, and seeing the path clearly, a person has to undertake some efforts to reach goals.

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