I have been trying to think of ways in which I could make the Birth Card pairs come to life. I thought that it might be fun to have a Birth Card pair chatting over coffee or drinks. I was going to work with the gentlest Birth Card pair that I could find, just so the conversation would be, shall we say, a “nice, quiet one” Best laid plans, and all of that. The first two individuals that choose to speak were the ones that were the hardest for me to write about – The Devil and The Lovers. They choose to speak over drinks … fair warning! Today’s Birth Card pair are the World and the Empress. The World is represented by a mysterious man of indeterminate age named Henri, while the Empress is represented by a woman in her early fifties, with shoulder length, blond hair and a sense of peace about her. Her name is Joelle.
The scene is the vacation home of the Empress, which faces the Pacific ocean. It is mid-summer, and unseasonably hot. They are seated in the screened in back porch, which faces the ocean. There is a light breeze, and the water glistens in the sunlight. The couple are seated at a wicker table, with glasses of iced tea and a plate of small sandwiches between them.
Henri took a sip of his tea, gazing over the water. “Joelle, it is always so peaceful here. Even in the summer, with crowds of people on the beach. Sometimes I envy you.”
Joelle smiled. “Henri, you of all people should realize that there is nothing to envy with me. I enjoy the beach, yes, and I spend as much time as I can here, but I do have my work cut out for me. It is my choice to do so in a peaceful manner, but it is still work, and it still needs to be done.”
“I know that. I reap the benefits of those that have gone before me, and of their work. It is for you to carry the archetype of the mother, and to reach deep into your creative center to nurture the fires of stability, abundance and prosperity, fertility, love and emotional security, and all that is centered around home and family. I have watched you all these years, and marveled at how with each change humankind has gone through, you have been able to adapt your teachings. You are to be commended, Joelle.”
“Henri, we all have our time and place on the wheel of life. Yours is a special place, because you are the one that brings it all together. You benefit from those that have gone before you, yes, but you are charged with tying up all of the loose ends, with making sure that the lessons that humankind has learned are put to good use. It is your concern to make sure that each individual knows themself at a very deep level, that they bring each cycle in their life to a completion – releasing that which no longer serves them well, and celebrating that which does. You help them to acknowledge their successes, and to take actions that are consistent with, and in alignment with, their beliefs. You help them to move forward.”
“We have done this for so long now, Joelle, that it has become second nature. I am comfortable with it, as are you. Our stories are written … it is almost time for us to move on.”
“I agree Henri … it is almost time for us to move on. Almost … but not quite.”
Images from “The Tarot Lovers Tarot”, by Karyn Easton (http://paranormality.com/).
© August 2012 Bonnie Cehovet