Dann will ich es nochmal versuchen...
Bloß eben nochmal Tee aufsetzen - dann werd ich mal eine weitere Karte ziehen.
Gezogen habe ich - oh Wunder - die Weide.
Willow - Salix Alba
Green Man Wisdom: From harmony comes inspiration
Everyone needs harmony in their lives, for without it we become fragmented, pulled apart by the conflicting tides of daily living. Harmony directs us towards flow, which in turn produces a sense of greater vitality and a deeper sense of connection with the rest of the world. From this comes inspiration.
The message of Willow and of the Green Man is clear: from harmony comes inspiration, the awen of the Druids and Bards, a source of human fulfillment. The search for inspiration is an age-old one, and belongs not only to those with an artistic bend but to everyone who desires to inspirit their lives in a more positive way. So, whether you are seeking inspiration for a piece of crafted work, a new and more harmonious direction in your life, or a more inspired approach to your business, this card reminds you that these things are always available to you, and that to access them is to widen your horizon and to be transformed.
The willow is strongly connected with the moon, reflecting its watery, emotional nature and the power of inspiration. This association attracts a number of gods and goddesses connected both to the moon and to divine inspiration, including Ceridwen (Celtic) and Demeter (Greek), and gods of musical harmony such as Apollo and Orpheus (Greek) and Belinus (Celtic). An altar to the Gaulish god Tarvortigaranos depicts a priest taking slips from a willow tree - perhaps he is seeking inspiration from the pattern formed by allowing them to fall on the earth. In the same carving are three sacred cranes, representing the flight of the soul in quest of otherworldly knowledge.