The Crystal Tarots by Elisabetta Trevisan (not to be confused with the Crystal Tarot, which is actually about crystals) is one of my favorite decks in terms of style; I love the stained glass look and all the fascinating little details. The Knave, or Page, of Pentacles stands among growing trees and fertile rolling hills, clad in rich colors that give him a wealthy air. The spirals on his tights particularly speak to me; they bring to mind the spiral of birth and death in Pagan symbolism, though that's probably not what the artist had in mind.

I've been drawing court cards a lot lately, and Pages especially, along with a handful of the Aces. They both signify young energy, the start of a process. While the Minor Arcana can often show a growing and maturing energy, the Pages will show you your own life cycle, or the maturity of your emotions.

Beginnings are exciting, but just as often they're the hardest part of a process. You have to commit. You have to gather your materials and plan your strategy. More than that, you have to work through the first gradual growing pains - and there will be some, no matter what you're doing. Those beginning steps can be almost addictive in their newness, feeling the possibility of what can happen without any of the realities bogging you down. Relish that energy, cherish it - but remember it.

Remember the freshness and newness of something, when you forget why you started. Remember the foundations you laid down, whether it's to refresh your values or to decide where there were cracks and gaps. Remember the reasons you began - because often that means a goal you set, a vision you had. So by remembering your beginnings, your roots if you will, you'll remember what the end looks like - and you'll remember to keep it in view.

9/3/2012 12:37:12 pm

What a beautiful deck. I, too, have been drawing court cards a lot lately. Love your interpretation.

9/9/2012 12:05:49 pm

Thank you! Court cards can be tough when they follow you around. "Yes, yes, I hear you, but there are so MANY of you..."

9/4/2012 03:48:52 am

I've been confused about this deck forever. I've never seen one in real life, but have seen many of the cards on the internet. I can never find the crystals in them. Once you said they have a stained glass look, I realized, "Duh! That's what I've been seeing."

Thanks for finally clearing that up for me!

I'm ready for the Page of Pentacles in my business. How about you?

9/9/2012 12:07:03 pm

No problem! It was confusing to me too, I wonder if 'Tarots' means it's a translation or language issue of sorts?

Definitely ready! For Pentacle court cards of all shapes and sizes, except maybe the Knight, and even then I could use a little solidity. ;)

9/4/2012 04:50:07 am

Great tip! With all the challenges we're constantly facing we need all the energy and inspiration we can get :)

9/9/2012 12:07:51 pm

Thanks, Iena! For sure, it's a huge thing to keep the fire lit under us. But we can do it!

9/4/2012 06:20:27 pm

What a beautiful deck and message!

9/9/2012 12:08:10 pm

Thanks, Dominee! Love this deck too.

9/4/2012 06:27:24 pm

Good reminder and what a gorgeous looking card, I will have to have a closer look at that Tarot card set.

9/9/2012 12:08:50 pm

It's definitely on my list of to-buys. Along with...many, many others. (Addiction? What addiction?)


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