Brigid of Ireland
October 24, 2009 § Leave a comment
This was originally posted on the Archer Tarot blog on November 7th, 2007.
To me, this card speaks of belonging. Brigid is shown as inseparable from her homeland; it is part of who she is. She lives in the place she was born, in the place her mother and father were born, and where her children were born. She is the daughter, but not the end; instead she is a link in the chain that binds generations together.
To me, this card speaks of roots, of tradition, but not the stuffy, rigid tradition of stubborn old men. The traditions of Brigid’s people are living and breathing, weaving in and out of daily life, moving with the rhythms and patterns of the years; traditions honoured together.
To me, this card is about where you come from – your blood and your creed. It’s about who you are deep down, the part of you that is more than you; the part of you that is also your mother and your father, your grandmothers and grandfathers. It’s about your home, your family, your past; but also today and tomorrow. It’s the song your mother sang to you that you will sing to your children and the way your hands slowly become more and more like hers.