Spear to Cauldron, Lance to Grail

"The Damsel of the Sanct Grael" or "Holy Grail" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1874)

The Grail quest is a journey within, to the True Self, the hidden centre of our being; but that is not the end of the story. The sacred marriage of Cauldron and Spear at Midsummer also marries the king to the land, symbolizing willingness to serve others and the wider world. Midsummer is a time to affirm our dedication to spiritual quest, not to attain something but to become something. [Read more...]

The Alchemical Marriage

The Lovers - Tarot Card

The Lovers represents a basic human desire for uniting with that which is not the self; but to do so well we need to unite the disparate parts of ourselves. As well as an outer union, The Lovers can represent an inner union between the ego, that part of us that we think of as ‘me’, and the deeper self that encompasses all that we are, both good and bad. [Read more...]


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