Instead of drawing a card of the day I've decided to flip through my deck and put aside every card that appealed to me in a special way. Then I picked up that pile and repeated this until I had one card in my hand and it was…..
The Watcher - Queen of Mirrors (Cups)
Why did I pick her? What appealed to me so much that she stood out from 78 cards?
It is an mixture of color, depiction and symbolism. I adore the blues of the nighttime combined with the soft purplish pink of her dress. The Watcher is beautifully portrayed. She radiates the wisdom and patience of a crone. Supported by her staff and accompanied by her owl she watches, learns and teaches us what she knows.
Her attributes are "contemplate and intuitive" and her role in this deck is of "the mystic". She will help you to tap into your intuition, to read the subtle signs around you in nature, and how to use this vast source of wisdom to guide others as well as yourself.
I've always imagined if I would grow old. (older than I am now J) I would look like her. We have already our hair in common so that´s a start. I sometimes fantasies about me living in a little cabin in the forest with my books, my cards and a crackling hearth, An owl is sitting in a nearby tree and a wolf is watching me from a distance. A young hare is jumping around in my garden. Only in my imagination I can be unafraid and completely relaxed while I'm alone in the woods watching the world go by.
So that’s why this card feels so special to me.
- to be alertly on the lookout, look attentively, or observe, as to see what comes, is done, or happens
- to look or wait attentively and expectantly
- to be careful or cautious.
- to keep awake, especially for a purpose; remain vigilant, as for protection or safekeeping:
- to keep vigil, as for devotional purposes.)