Today’s cards are a very appropriate for the Summer Solstice: the Maker Ten and the Dreamer of the Tarot of the Sidhe. And yes the deck is in honor of the Solstice too!
First let’s look at the Maker Ten. This is a card of prosperity, abundance and stability. An important man is about to be crowned as leader because of his accomplishments for the community. It is a happy occasion with food and drinks and many merry Fae who came to honor this man.
“The crown was forged by Maker King
And to him Fortune’s gifts we bring
For all will flourish in this land
Under our noble leader’s hand”
But the second card makes me wonder if this happening is more about what the Fae people want than about the wishes of their leader. The blazing sunlight is illuminating the mind of The Dreamer. I get the impression the leader's mind is already focusing on his next project or idea. Something beneficial for his people no doubt and he will be glad that tomorrow he can go about business as usual.
“All things are born in the land of Dream
In an insubstantial airy gleam
In the eternal Dreamer’s golden mind
As pure as one by Gods Divin’d”
It strikes me that this group resembles my family very much: a father, a mother and three children
The Fae man reminds me of my father, the provider of his family, a tower of strength for all of us. He was not so keen on celebrations with himself as the center of attention. He was a gentle, modest and such an intelligent man. I miss him and not only today on Father’s day…