This image always calms me. Even though I created it, I view it through the eyes of a reader, rather than those of a designer, every time I look at it now.
The man in this image is focused on a destination. Behind him, we can see where he has been, hinted at by the dark rocky landscape and rough waters. But as he steers his boat into a new direction, the sun begins to lighten the scene as it steps out from behind the clouds.
Does this card clear away all of your problems? Well, no, not really. You might see those swords in the boat as your own negative thinking, accusations of others toward you, difficulties, or regrets. They are whatever you believe them to be. However, we slowly begin to realise this: even though they must be acknowledged and taken on our journey, they needn’t influence the route.
We’ve all got wounds from the past. We all have things we believe, whether true or not. Lay them to one side today and let the sun find you from behind the clouds of doubt, worry or fear. Find a moment to regain clarity and re-evaluate both where you are and where you are headed. The waters we steer through, whether choppy or calm, are only accented by the lens we choose to view them through.
“The only journey is the one within” – Rainer Maria Rilke
© Steven Bright Tiferet Tarot 2015
Illustration by Steven Bright