A very short post today…it seems like I can’t help interpreting everything I see from the perspective of my grandmother, who passed away this morning. From the Universal Wisdom deck, I pulled Aradia and Lost in Our Own Equations — and what I see here are flowers and butterflies, both of which my grandmother loved, and a long tunnel with a light at the end of it.
I also see these cards as a reminder to look and listen when we are in nature. We are never alone, but especially not when we have plants, earth, air, rocks, and even storms around us. Pay attention. Look around. My grandmother would have wanted us to do this as well — she was a sharp observer who spent some time almost every day of her life observing nature. Though she was a devout Catholic, I think she felt God’s presence as much in nature, every day, as she did at mass on Sunday.
Finally, the Aradia card reminds me of Mary (my grandmother collected statues of the Virgin Mary). Aradia was not Mary (she was a 14th century Italian pagan called the Holy Witch), yet I feel she was a kindred spirit. And so was Nana.