Feeling inspired by Barbara Moore's Tarot Advent Calender, I intend to make my own christmas tarot countdown creation. While the cauldron of creativity bubbles and before I reveal my own work of art in the near future, I have decided to pull my own 24 advent cards share each of my 24 daily cards till Christmas with you starting today, Thursday the 1st of December 2011.
A lovely fellow tarot loving & herbalist friend, Elly, came to stay with me this summer. As a thank you gift gave me a beautiful deck of cards: The Shadowscape Tarot.
Needless to say if you have ever laid eyes on this deck, I fell in love immediately with the beautiful flowing details, dancing colours and stunning symbols. These cards were illustrated by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and the accompanying book by Barbara Moore herself. So I choose these cards out of my quite extensive collection as the ones currently closest to my heart and that I would like to connect with more deeply.
Since I am sharing these with all of you here, rather than just for myself privately, with greatest respect for all of life's mysteries the intention I put into these cards is motivated by great kindness, love & compassion: "Please show for myself & all living beings a clear path to creating a solid foundation for our collective great wisdom and transformation."
My spread starts at the top and spirals round ending with the last card in the centre, representing the sense that great wisdom and the foundations for transformation lie within, symbolised by the candle in the middle. I have decorated it temporarily with some ivy and red berries that I picked on a foraging walk recently to make a festive wreath. Perhaps these will become incorporated into the final creation?
Hope you feel inspired to have a go at creating your own tarot advent calendar or even just pulling out a card from your own beloved packs to reflect on daily until christmas day. Just follow your intuition for ideas. This is a lovely creative way to deepen your connection to your cards.
Feel free to join me on my tarot journey till Christmas whether you are new to the tarot or experienced. I always find other people's perspectives on the cards continually shed new lights and insights that I had never previously considered, the tarot is a constant treasure box of wisdom and always full of surprises, each card a gift of profound universal wisdom.