Symbolism & Meaning
It can't rain all the time. We see here a rainbow emerge over
the cloudy sky hover the land. It is a distant and undefined melding
of colors, still surrounded by the remnants of the ending storm
and blurred by the breaking mists and fog which are also still
clinging in ribbons to the grass and stone. The cups are fuzzy,
dreamlike, maybe a little ethereal or slightly out of reach in
the rainbow's arch. Our gargoyle pals, sitting in their place
on their carved stone ledge, seem content and smiling.
The pair may be smiling
because of the Rainbow in their sight, or maybe they are daydreaming
of all things possible for them while they work. Perhaps their
contentment is just carved in, a constant and serene part of their
character all the time, come rain or shine.
Much like my ten of
swords, I found it important to be able to show the faces of the
card's main subject, which again is a departure from the traditional
RW version. Here, I chose the stone figures instead of the man-woman
couple usually depicted. This way our guardian friends here can
be two males, two females, one of each, neither lovers, friends,
family, nature, whomever or whatever in your life brings you contentment.
knew I just had to work a gargoyle or two in somehow.
Our Gargoyle pair started out as a singular little picture from
a copyright free Dover clip art source. I then turned it on its
side to look upwards, colored up a bit, and then gave it a mirrored
buddy to gaze the skies with. Everything else was digital drawing,
painting, polishing, and FX on my part, getting every byte out
of my old Mac and fueled by a lot of Caffeine.
Violet Gargoyle is a Folklorist who is fascinated by Tarot interpretation.
She hopes to next take on the project of working on a Yule Theme
Tarot, laden with folklore references from many cultures.
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