Yesterday, I got the Chrysalis Tarot Companion book in the mail and so far I love reading it. In this book Toney Brooks shares the underlying themes and motives of this gorgeous deck and he explains a lot about the symbolism in the cards. It really creates a more in depth understanding of this beautiful but often challenging deck.
For today I drew the Four of Spirals. We see a cozy little cottage with a thatched roof deep in the forest. Four spiraling ferns are standing in the foreground. It is nighttime and the little house is bathing in the light of a promising crescent moon. Now who wouldn't want to live there!
This card is all about clearing energy in every form possible. It could be about getting rid of physical clutter and all kinds of stuff gathered over the years but not adding anything to your life’s happiness anymore. (Very difficult for me since I am a Taurus and I am very attached to my "stuff".) It could also be about letting go of old ideas and preconceived notions and last but definitely not least it could be about clearing actual energy. The book talks about how we first need to clear energy before new energy can enter our “house”. Sometimes opening our windows literally and metaphorically can do the trick. However you want to accomplish this is okay and when you have finished sweeping your house, it is time to enjoy the solitude of your Harvest Home and put the broom outside. Then, as the guidebook suggests, you can go upstairs and look out of the fresh polished window into a bright inviting future where anything is possible.
I must say that reading this book acquires an open mind and a susceptibility for new ideas about how to perceive life, the universe, the otherworld etc. But at the same time it all feels so familiar and so easy to combine with what I do believe already. These ideas do open windows and doors which were locked before. They promote togetherness instead of separation.