This one for Saturday:
The scene behind the anchor always reminds me of the hymn For Those in Peril on the Sea. My uncle was in the Merchant Navy so this card is dear to me. Stability, hope and the security of home. According to my new book the Anchor represents the hips and pelvic bone, both causing me trouble right now, particularly my pelvis, due to arthritis or damage.
The Cross is a card I designed with a Celtic and Christian cross to show a particular bias and self-righteous dogma. People use the cross for pain and to impose pain. It is a sad card, and can mean guilt too. The book says it symbolizes the lower back which ties in with my arthritic and pain problems. Sick and lonely and despairing says this card.
Maybe so, but the Anchor can root you to the Earth and give stability. Many times in a storm we sought shelter in the lee of an island and dropped anchor, during my childhood boating on Georgian Bay. It’s a way to persevere until you can get going again.
I am reading a good biography of William Morris. It’s quite dense but I need to read 50 pages per day to get it finished in time as there are no renewals with inter-library loans. In addition I just got another Phil Rickman book on inter-library loan. I put in an order for the four books of his my system didn’t have, and I so enjoy them. The main character is an Anglican priest in England and there is lots of British history, both pagan and Christian, reminding me of the Cross in this draw.
Definitely a good day to drop anchor and read.