I found it quite fortuitous that the last sketch on this card was #11. Tomorrow I will start mounting it.
My meditation session was successful apparently. I dove all around chasing the root of the depression and found a lot of things and fell asleep. I assume I kept working on it through the night. And then I felt better! And something started making sense. I have been haunted by the Magician again and its been driving me nuts because I don’t want to repaint it. I started to, once, a while back, remember? It didn’t work out for whatever reason but I decided to leave it as is, and yet still it keeps following me around!
Over the last…..week maybe, I kept getting flashing images of the Magician except his robe was gone and he was now an eagle. It finally dawned on me that while, yes, this is the Magician, I don’t need to repaint it, this is the 8 of Wands! The 8 of Wands is the Magician reborn. The Magician I used to see was cloaked and mysterious, calling forth a swell of water and holding a pearl full of everything. The Magician I see today has thrown away his cloak and is a powerful eagle. Actually, an eagle is only part of it, I think he has all the 4 animals I have been working with, eagle, lion, angel, bull.
The 8 is some kind of mysterious, complete number in itself. I learned how to figure out numbers in octal numerals the other day.
I have one more thing before I go….I was doing some quick thumbnails last night of the 8 of Wands at the kitchen table so I could get down some of the shapes. I forgot it there and this morning there on the bottom of the page was a little person, obviously done by Freya, with his little stick arms outstretched like the Magician/Eagle! I’ll have to scan it in and post it, its so cute!