Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Martha's Christmas Future Card

Martha, as I said to Wisps of Words, I felt great peace and joy drawing a card for you. I hope you enjoy it, and please ask me anything!

Martha's Christmas Future Card:

Princess of Swords

Fairy Tale: Thumbelina

Once upon a time, there was a woman who wanted a child more than ever. A witch granted her wish and created a little girl for her from a seed, she was no bigger than the woman's thumb, so she called her Thumbelina. 

Living a human life didn't suit Thumbelina and she dreamed of living in the flowers and fields. Sensing her dreams, a toad came to her and took her away to his pond so that she could marry his son, but discarded her for her odd looks. Many critters did the same thing all summer long. Winter was on its way and Thumbelina grew scared of the cold. She met a mouse family who offered her a warm bed for the winter. During this time, she was encouraged to grow friendly with the mouse's neighbour a mole. Thumbelina wasn't too fond of Mr. Mole, but needed a place to live so she pretended that she enjoyed his company. One day while on a walk, Thumbelina stumbled across an injured swallow and nursed him to health. During the coldest months of winter, the mouse family insisted that Thumbelina marry Mr. Mole, this made her miserable because she felt obliged and trapped; but she agreed.

On her wedding day, she wished for someone to take her away. Just then, the swallow came back and offered to fly her away to a land that never grew cold so that she could live in the flowers. The swallow dropped her off on a flower where a little male sprite sat very lonely. They fell in love and lived happily ever after. :)

The Blessings that 2018 will bring:

Swords represent air, symbolizing observation and thought. Drawing a Princess card represents youth and vitality. It can also represent the birth of something...maybe a new skill, a new idea or a new activity. Maybe your drawing will take a new turn? Painting? :) 

This card hints that you will start a new stage in your life. I love that. I personally believe it has to do with your attitude and the way you think. Maybe you'll have ideas that will bring you more childlike fun, more whimsy. What you may have thought as a serious stress before won't even occur to you if you follow Thumbelina's message to just go for it! Fly away to what brings warmth to your heart, mind and spirit!

Another great symbol here is the Swallow. This brings renewal and hope. The Princess and the Swallow are reminding you to put your ideas first and have fun. Birds are observant creatures, and because you drew an Air card, I think another important message is to keep your mind open to opportunity and any kind of invitation that will help bring those ideas to mind.

Oh and just for fun, Swords represent the spring, the morning hours, a waxing moon and the colour yellow if you want to try to find some more meaning to this card Martha! :)


Pam Jackson said...

What a beautiful card. Love all the colors.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, this is great! I love this beautiful card. I especially enjoyed the fairy tale.

Everything you wrote is how I've been thinking about the future. What a perfect card for me!

I do see new skills and opportunities. I see changes and adventures. I have ideas and (probable) plans. I feel like a whole new chapter of my life is about to start and it's quite exciting. There are many things to look forward to, many roads to choose, and I will just take it one day at a time as the future unfolds.

Thank you for this! It's so much fun! And very intriguing.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Olá, Cartão lindo muito bem conseguido com criatividade.
Votos de Ano Novo Repleto de Felicidade.

Rain said...

Thanks Pam :) Let me know if you want me to draw a card for you too!

Rain said...

You're welcome Martha! :) I think that you and Thumbelina had some trouble in the past, felt a bit trapped, but now you're both flying away into a new direction! :) You definitely found your prince charming, your little sprite in the flower to live happily ever after with. :) New opportunities can be disguised, so keep your mind open...and think think think...the air card is telling you that thought will bring fulfillment. I think that winter is a perfect time for contemplating life and new ideas while we hide from that nasty cold weather!

Rain said...

Obrigado AG! Feliz Ano Novo para você também! Espero que isso se traduza bem, usei o Google Tradutor!

Sandi said...

I like the name, Christmas Future. It's hopeful!

Sometimes those old childhood tales can be so horrifying. She almost married a mole!

Rain said...

Thanks Sandi :) Unless you love the "mole life" she found her prince! :)