As you see, she is sending out a guide before her to check out what is ahead. This represents spiritual wisdom and intuition. This is an empowered place of action. She is now deeply connected to Spirit and ready to explore her new world from a higher space, unlike the fool who goes off on a journey spontaneously, unprepared and ungrounded, hoping for the best.
This is what the late Ron Mangravite said about this card at the launch for the Awaken the Goddess Meditation Deck. The above image and all the images in this deck were channeled through me and Ron was speaking about how I had woven symbols from numerous places to pull together a complete esoteric meaning without even know I was doing that.
” This is a gem. When one is familiar with a conventional tarot deck you know that the purpose of the major arcane is to depict a journey, which begins with the fool and ends with the magician. The fool is poised at the edge of a cliff ready to step off blindly not knowing where he is going.
Here is the equivalent of the beginning and the end Katelyn’s journey. She is poised on the edge of a cliff but instead of stepping off blindly she is launching a liberated and enlightened being. A bird that can fly to the heavens and inform her. In the Egyptian mythology a falcon rather than an eagle, which she is launching here is the transformed Pharaoh. The Goddess, poised on the precipice, instead of leaping over blindly is sending ahead of her a conscious being.
She carries the moon of the Goddess and she is androgynous, crowned with the horns of the horned God Cernunnos. The fool in the tarot has an accompaniment a puppy, happily barking at his side. This Goddess is accompanied by an armadillo, which is another form of lesser life. She is taking a lesser life and transforming it into a falcon, an enlightened being.
There are also twin waterfalls. The water is a symbol of the Goddess. The waterfalls are an outpouring of the Goddesses energy, liberating it out into the universe. The twin signs are because women are inherently dual in nature as the dark and bright Goddess and cause the unification of their existence through these twin forces.
There is a card in the traditional tarot deck called the Priestess. On either side of her throne are the twin columns. These waterfalls are the equivalent of these twin columns. By putting them in this painting the initiate is saying master these are my twin columns, they are not just static they are alive with an out pouring of water.
So this is very clearly not just a fool beginning a journey or the magician at the end of the journey, this is the priestess who is able to turn the armadillo into the hawk and send enlightenment out before her.”