The Rainbow within this image reaches down to touch the earth. Some cultures see it as a bridge to the heavens. In Greek mythology, Iris is the personification of the rainbow and a messenger who links the gods to humanity.
In this deck, the card represents blessings. If you think about it, we often see a rainbow after a storm. In life, this symbol reflects hope and peace after difficult times, which is how it reads in this oracle.
Quite often, we miss the miraculous in life. We don’t look up from our phones, past the atrocities of war, or further than our own opinions to see what wonderful things are going on in the world. Sometimes, we are oblivious to the blessings bestowed upon us because it seems that nothing is going right.
Sometimes, I will curse because I am late or because an obstacle has prevented me from doing something I’d wanted to. And then I stop and think about it another way. Consider this. What if that obstacle was a divine blessing of sorts? Say I had made it to where I was meant to be on time but something unthinkable had happened along the way. What if the universe had stepped in and prevented it without my knowledge? Is that not a miracle or a blessing, regardless of whether we are aware of it or not? That time-frame of five minutes might have made all of the difference between being fortunate and unfortunate. We are often blessed by much more than we are aware of and can understand with our five senses.
Have things been difficult for you of late? If you have been involved in some kind of struggle or situations have taken over beyond your control, then know that the symbol of the rainbow bestows blessings. It encourages you to hold onto hope. Your hearts desires will become available if you continue to believe in them. For now, remember all of the things which you are already blessed by. Many bad storms in life provides a lesson and an opportunity for reflection.
What are you grateful for today? Think of those things which might not usually come to mind so readily.
How are you truly blessed?
© Steven Bright Tiferet Tarot 2015
Illustration by Darren Burt