The Mother of All Cards

Almost exactly a year ago I pulled The Destroyer from the Wild Unknown tarot deck. Yesterday it was time to pull another card. My life has taken some shifts this year, and I wanted to see from what angle I should examine it all.

This time I pulled another really important card: The Mother.

I love the art on this card: nest, rope/snake, cupping hand, egg, pearl. WOW!

The Mother is represented in traditional tarot by The Empress card, but in this tarot deck, The Mother is more akin to the Mother archetype. Perhaps even The Earth Mother archetype.

Positive aspects: Feminine energy and power. Benign. One’s inner mother. Of the earth. Abundance. Creation. Sustenance.

But one’s inner mother develops when a child is developing. Is your inner mother nurturing and supportive or critical and judgmental?

Why did I draw this card at this time in my life? That is what I will be exploring over the holidays. I do know that seeing this card gives me peace.

If you live in the U.S., may you have a peaceful Thanksgiving! Otherwise, make it a special (peaceful) week anyway.



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30 responses to “The Mother of All Cards

  1. Amy

    Happy Thanksgiving, Luanne! Wishing you lots to be grateful for.

  2. Thank you for your Thanksgiving wish of peace, Luanne. I hope yours is peaceful as well.

  3. I have never dabbled in taro cards. Hope it’s a good sign. Have a great holiday.

    • The Mother is one of the identity cards, just like The Destroyer. I hope it’s a good sign because the Destroyer should have been good, but then all those kitties died . . . . Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Wishing you and your family a peaceful Thanksgiving, Luanne.

  5. A beautiful Tarot card, Louann, and equally lovely thoughts.
    Enjoy the upcoming week and Holiday!

  6. Wishing you the best of the Earth Mother’s energy!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Luanne!

  8. Luanne, this is a beautiful card and may it signal a special year ahead.

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones. Hugs, Annika xx

  9. Wishing you the peace that passes understanding, Luanne.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving, Luanne.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving, Luanne. I’m up on the mountain to celebrate it and my son’s birthday. We do our cards often too. They help with getting focused. I didn’t pack mine for the trip and am sorry now.

  12. Such a timely draw

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Luanne! May this be a season to celebrate and be in the energy of gratitude. <3

  14. What a wonderful practice, and one I didn’t know you did. So very interesting. It makes me want to do something similar….

  15. What a lovely card to draw, Luanne. <3

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