36 - Cross
Astrological Symbol Significance
Jupiter in Leo
Moving beyond this card means you will experience the growth in optimism and
self-confidence necessary to become a leader. What you are currently
experiencing as troubling will be an important part of your future self.
Playing Card Symbol Interpretation
Six of Clubs
Connect with others to find your way beyond the cross. It may be someone you
know well, or simply an acquaintance. It could be the first sign that you
are making progress though difficult times. Look to the cards on either side
to indicate who these helpers might be.
Artists Personal Symbol
The rose indicates that you need to look beyond the current situation.
Despite the thorns, the beauty of the rose's bloom makes the effort
worthwhile. Deal with what is weighing over your head now, but keep in mind
that there is a future free from the burden. Getting to that future is the
battle you face now.
A cross shape is cut out of a metal door which has
oxidized with age. Where the metal of the door is translucent a stark
leafless forest can be seen. A field of flowers beyond the door shows inside
the cross. The field is full of sunlight and color, a distinct contrast with
the colorless metal door.
The outside of the cross shows the metal surrounding
the cross: rivets, rust and all. Not very pretty. Inside the cross is what
is inside us: beauty, life, and more. Do you have the strength to move
beyond the door, beyond what burdens you, to reach your goal? If there is a
card below, use it to help you take the first steps toward releasing what
holds you back.
Although the door seems too heavy to overcome, through the metallic exterior
we glimpse trees; barren, naked trees, but trees all the same. They, like
the metal exterior, appear rather bleak at first glance. But the trees will
bud and become leafy again in the spring. The inside of the cross holds
beauty which is in our reach. But we have to acknowledge the hardness of the
cross itself -- the hardships we face -- and not let those difficulties
overwhelm us before we can reach that beautiful future.
Photographs by Robert Mealing (used with permission)
combined and manipulated in Paint Shop Pro software.
Melvis is Administrative Manager for a small retail gift store
chain called The Woods. She has been studying and collecting tarot for 10
years. Other interests include genealogy, environmental causes, and starting
projects around the house that never seem to get finished.
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