President Obama announced last week that the United States and Cuba are moving toward normalizing their relationship. I may have the world’s strangest set of credentials to comment on this. I have been there twice, both times legally. I have visited Cuban schools and talked to the students. I have presented on Cuba at professional conferences, universities, and to church groups. I was doing research in Havana on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution (nothing interesting happened).
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The 6 of Wands from The Tarot of Delphi deck is depicted in the1885 artwork entitled The Triumph of Titus: The Flavians by Sir Lawrence Alma-Taderma. Here, the heir to the Roman Empire, Titus, receives high honors and praise. This image perfectly depicts the victory that is the 6 of Wands....
Celebrating the turnings of the Wheel of the Year encourage us to meditate on the cycles of life. This year celebrating the Winter Solstice has proven is harder for me to enter wholeheartedly than often in the past. At the Solstice we celebrate light’s return, and with it the rebirth of life from the mystery of death. This year perhaps it is fitting that it falls on the dark of the moon. Yule honors the return of light while I am living in a society where the lights seem to be going out.
Ultimately my post will be positive, very much so. But let us not pretend it is easy to see any growing light beyond that of the sun itself....
There is this magical, mystical circle that happens every six weeks. We call it the Tarot Blog Hop. As my Yule gift to you, I'd like to invite you to hop on board to see where it takes you. The Tarot Blog Hop was begun by me.
I had this idea that a bunch of Tarot folks could all blog on the same topic on the same day. All the posts would go live at the same time creating a pop-up community. In my head, it was like Brigadoon--that magical place that appears once every hundred years. Little did I know that there was a reason it was only every hundred years....
Happy tiding and many blessings!
Our Samhain/Halloween post went over great last October so we though we'd try a repeat performance by gathering all of our posts for Yule and the Winter Solstice from over the last month or so. As before, we've also included some extra bits from around the web that we thought you might find interesting.
We hope you have a very merry Yule and a happy New Year's! Cheers!