Nine as a number represents loss, endings, sacrifice and surrender.
It is the last number of a cycle before the new cycle starts
with 1 again.
is represented by the card XV The Black Madonna. I will discuss
these two in the next post.
Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck
We are being initiated into a new cycle, a year 1.
Maria Prophetissa is the messenger of alchemy and transformation.
This promises a year of new beginning and also of change.
In order to enter into a new cycle, one has to truly let go of the
past. As we begin something new, we have to create space for the
new. It also means that we have to gather our courage and inner
strength to embrace the change and the unknown. None of these
come naturally or easily to the personal self.
So even if you are happy to see the back of 2017, be prepared
for some rocky days, but ultimately the river of life will carry you into
a new horizon and vistas.
In order to get a full picture of the impact of the new year on your
life and context, you can work with the cards discussed above
as well as the Ace and Ten of each suit. Each suit represents one of the four
elements of the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of your being.