October 23: The warm, beautiful colors of autumn trees can carry us away . But the colorful spectacle is also the harbinger of falling leaves and empty trees. They remind us of our mortality and the impermanence of things. How does autumn splendor affect me ?
|Anna K Tarot|
To help me answer this question I've got the six of swords from The Anna K Tarot. This deck is momentarily one of my main reading decks. For some reason it make me feel connected to the autumn season. In this card there’s not much left of the autumn splendor. The air is cold and gray. In the distance the island is veiled in fog. It feels more like November, the beginning of winter. For me this card has everything to do with transitions, searching for answers and spiritual quests. I am really drawn in to this particularly card. The blues, the grays, they get to me. The man and the woman have a lot to think about, to consider and that’s the reason they are going to a quiet place. The water near the island is calm and peaceful. A perfect place to put your mind at ease. It’s so important to take a step back before you make any decisions and changes. That moment of quiet and rest before taking action or putting your thoughts out there is precious. You take your swords with you to polish, sharpen and clean but inevitable you have to come back and engage with whatever life is presenting you, (however tempting it could be to stay there).
And that’s what autumn splendor does to me: with a majestic grandeur it’s sweeping over the land, telling me to take is it slow, to turn inwards and to reflect over the past and coming year. I hardly could wait for summer to end. The first colored leaves were cheered with enthusiasm. Finally my season has arrived. And I know that each year after this splendor the real deal begins. The Samhain masks are smashed and feelings are exposed...that’s what it’s all about: Nothing left to hide