I didn’t focus much on the Council suit until Soul Collage® facilitator training. I had many cards by then, but very few were Council suit, which contains archetypes, for instance Mother Earth, Death, and the Joker, or other energies like the elements, muses, and gods.
During one of our facilitator card-making sessions, I decided to look for potential Council suit images, and I ended up with my Death card, above, just two images. When I first saw the creepy tree hands, it looked like they were discarding the leaves, death-like, but then there’s the bird feeding off a blossom being held by the tree hand, too, and I liked the message of death feeding life and releasing what we don’t need anymore.
The other Council suit example above is my Nurturing Mother card. There’s a vessel, flowers and the most loving female face. She says, “Rest, drink some tea, and tell me what you need. We will make it happen. I love to help you.”
Do you have Council suit cards in your deck? Are there Council members wanting to speak to you through Soul Collage®?
Megan Menkveld created MMSoul to have a platform from which she could share SoulCollage® and the overall gift of art in order to create balance and wellness for all individuals open to receiving it. This blog is a way to stay in touch and keep the conversation going outside of workshop time. Please visit regularly, comment and share! All are welcome.