The sun is sticking around a little longer, but itâ€™s still the grey end of winter, with some arctic cold to remind us whatâ€™s outside the boundaries of our blue planet. It always feels like some Lovecraft howl from the void of space, when it gets so clear and dry and still.
Itâ€™s a time to look for things that warm the soul. If you want to see something beautiful, travel on over to the Gaian Tarot Artistâ€™s Journal and check out Joanna Powell Colbertâ€™s beautiful interpretation of the Seven of Fire (Wands) card. The image is a blacksmith hammering a piece of molten iron on her anvil, the message is â€˜strike while the iron is hot.â€™ You can find other powerful images and unexpected interpretations of the Tarot archetypes in the siteâ€™s archives. Best of all, the artist uses real people as models, and does justice to their individuality. They look like people you might run into at Seven Arrows Herb Farm, or a Wholebellies concert. Ms. Colbert is creating a fine, stereotype-smashing, bigotry-breaking, radical Tarot deck, with such subtlety and lovely execution that it will bring Spring on early.