Can you imagine it? There you are walking in the woods in late spring after a long, cold winter. Or perhaps you have recently survived a difficult life initiation of some type and suddenly there it is!
You’re looking down, watching your footing and simply surviving the moment, perhaps lamenting the past or thinking of the future with some apprehension. Who knows, but anyway there you are walking along, deep in serious thought.
And then… you stop suddenly. Some grace has broken through the lonely dark woods and you nearly stumble as you stop to take in its beauty… a red trillium looks up at you smiling.
And you feel a sensation that anything’s possible. You feel suddenly determined to push through just as this cheerful flower has. More aware of your surroundings now, you look around seeing more of them, groups of them, waving at you in the breeze. Cheerfulness!
And you cherish this moment remembering that this IT, it’ s LIFE, there is no past or future, there’s only NOW. This becomes clear to you as you whisper a thank you to nature and the Trillium as you continue on with joy and celebration in your heart, feeling ready to dance with life and realizing you’ve been taking things too seriously.
CONNECTIONS: TRILLIUM, 3 OF CUPS, MERCURY IN CANCER, VALUES AND JOY They are all connected! Trillium that is blooming in some places now represents the quality of “what we value in life” and fosters spontaneous joy.
“The herb Trillium seems to arise spontaneously out of love in the loneliness of the dark woods” — Herbal Tarot
Three women with different colored hair celebrating, holding their cups are wearing purple, red and green clothing in the image above. More on that in a moment. Trillium is used for medicinal benefit in pregnancy, thus the astrological Cancer connection (Mercury in Cancer). I always associate this card with the celebration and joy of communicating with my three daughters–they even have the same hair color as the woman on the tarot card [see image above].
Brunette in purple celebrates the joy of others.
Golden-haired one in red salutes the dance of life.
The brown-haired one represents the glory and power of the herb. (according to the artist who created the image)
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May this post be helpful to the reader and may all beings upon the earth experience joy and the causes of joy!