Above we have the significance of the Spider for me – I actually asked about the spiritual significance of the Spider in my life, since I love these guys. As I shuffled the Magician actually fell out, but I put it back and continued to shuffle and cut.
I would say that Work and Power equals the Magician, no? The Spider has always been a good omen for me. I used to watch them as a child, endlessly spinning their web. And I have to be honest and say that living in tropical Queensland has really challenged my feelings for this amazing creature.
See what I mean? The pic above is from my bathroom, 4am in the morning. As a friend pointed out on Facebook, when the spider is bigger than the lizard, you have a problem 🙂 Still, I couldn’t bear to even remove it – I just left it to wonder around. It’s a Queensland Whistling Tarantula, though I think the name is more ferocious than the critter.
In the spread above, I thought the 3 of Pentacles relates to weaving work, spinning the web of life, of interconnectedness, of eternity. The 9 of Wands I relate to personal autonomy, integrity, and transformation. Part of my journey over the last few years has been reclaiming my own power, reclaiming what has been taken from me, and in a sense it’s a bit like calling your soul back to you – Caroline Myss and Clarissa Pinkola Estes have written at length about such journeys and how imperative they are on the path towards healing.
Wishing you all a beautiful week weaving the threads of your own lives,