I like the colors, symbols, and all the religious and spiritual connections. I think rabbits must be a personal totem of mine, because although I’m allergic to them, they fascinate and attract me. I’m like Alice wanting to follow the white rabbit down the hole (a shamanic idea if ever there was one).
Easter by any name truly is a celebration of life and continuation, and it feeds my Spring Fever. I wish people wouldn’t care so much about which religion “owns” any holiday. I think we all own them all.
Many people associate the Emperor or 4 of Wands with the Vernal Equinox, because of their connection to Aries. But, to me, no card epitomizes the advent of Spring more than the Empress, in particular the Empress of the Crowley-Harris Thoth Tarot. (Image of the card at Tarot.com.)
A gray morning.
First the quiet, then
the quiet deepens.
The only sound is
wetting each leaf.
a sudden hush.
Even the birds
sit in awe.
Copyright © 2005 Barbara W. Klaser