Transition, escape, healing
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
THE CARD’S STORY BY: PIERRE CARLES
In 2018, the card meaning echoes the fate of refugees from Syria hoping to find a safer life. I chose to depict a mother and child in traditional Syrian clothes. The figure who punts the boat across the sea is an Amesha Spenta, a benevolent spiritual being similar to a Guardian Angel in the Zoroastrian religion (the dominant religion in Palmyra, Syria, when it was a central economic and cultural center, more than two thousand years ago). This reference is also underlined by the mother’s pendant, representing the traditional symbol of a winged archer placed on top of a circle representing the sun.
THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN
Harried and weary from the wars and conflicts of others, a mother and her child sail to new lands. They have nothing, but a couple of meager trinkets from their previous lives. But they do have hope, an Amesha Spenta guiding them to calmer waters. You’ve been barely keeping your head above water recently, but gradually, things are getting better, spiritually and mentally. You may not see the end just yet, but it is time for you to let hope grow within you, as you move on from the hard times and despair. The grey clouds are lifting, and it’s time to let go, putting your faith in the Universe to bring you to a more positive place.
AMESHA SPENTA Amesha Spenta are benevolent divine beings within the Zoroastrian religion, created for Ahura Mazda to act as a conduit to him, each embodying a diff erent positive aspect of his personality. They functioned as channels for communication, and as examples of behaviour for mortals as they performed beneficial deeds and governed further. Th e way in which these beings bestowed good deeds upon others, made them an ideal guide for the travellers within this card.
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