Princesa de Oros + Interference, Arco Iris + Parrott
Themes: "rainbow" + teaching/learning (the Parrott Tarot has 4 extra cards: Mentors)
"the rainbow bridge to heaven is attainable by only the good or virtuous, such as warriors and royalty, is a theme repeated often in world myths."
"a sign from God, marking a time of great change."
"For Buddhists, the rainbow is "the highest state achievable before attaining Nirvana, where individual desire and consciousness are extinguished.""
"In Ireland, a common legend asserts that a "pot of gold" is to be found at the end of a rainbow, for the person lucky enough to find it." (wiki)
"In Chinese wisdom, the rainbow is a bridge illustrated by a double-headed dragon. This sky dragon is the mediator between heaven and earth."
"prepared to move into a new light, and see things with a new perspective?"
"ready to cross over from one phase of life to another?" (whats-your-sign)
"We also associate the rainbow with calm after a storm, or respite after rain. So it can be a way your unconscious tells you that better times are ahead." (dreamhawk)
"A general spiritual meaning associated with rainbows, in general, is a bridge. The arc of a rainbow appears to create a sky bridge that connects one side of the earth to the other. This is often viewed as a symbol that you can move from one moment or situation in your spiritual development to the next level."
"For some people on a spiritual path, the appearance of a rainbow can signal a spiritual inner awakening. This process of waking up to the spiritual realm holds promises of new knowledge and truths. It is a sign of hope and promise." (paranormal)
The Arco Iris Tarot is a Spanish deck that I don't have any interpretations to.
Arco Iris Tarot: Princesa de Oros ('Page of Pentacles)
Parrott Tarot: Eight of Swords - Interference
"...shows a centrala Rose emerging from Divine Light being opposed by the Swords of the card and contained by the web of material defences."
"...shows that judging our harvest before we have it can create interference with the free flow of our good." Association: "do not draw hasty conclusions". And, "don't focus on the/a result, but on the process (the present)". And, basically, Do Not Judge!
"...represents the imprisonment of mind or body, whether on the physical plane or thru scattered thinking and unclear or conflicting intentions and goals. What wisdom and patience exists is wasted on unworthy activities." Or, thoughts and energy directed to (or controlled by events in) the past or future?
(greens from the Parrott Tarot Book)
I like the sign (hint/confirmation) that it might just be that I'm 'learning' from the "things/feelings I go trough" now - compared to earlier in life, when I was totally swept away by similar events/feelings. The feelings are of the same kind as many, many years ago - but my understanding and management of them are not. Neither do I judge my feelings - or the triggers to them - the same way that I used to do.
I'm getting intensive training in 'interference' management - on "staying in some kind of balance" when the ground is shaking as from an earthquake.
Hopefully, and most probably, I'm going through a deeply healing period at the moment - acquiring new skills, maybe creating some Authentic Power, entering a new level - and spiritual growth. Making a rainbow crossing.