Cotd for Wednesday, September 3, 2014 is from the Legend of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti 2009, Llewellyn Publications.
Nine of Coins: A beautiful woman holds out her arm on which is perched a bird of paradise; it is fitting symbolism for this lofty retreat, inaccessible to all but the privileged few. From an arched balcony adorned with nine golden coins entwined in garlands, we overlook an uninterrupted panorama of the world beyond. A storm has passed, and now all is calm and light. Whether as our favorite spot on the real world or as a meditative retreat in our mind’s eye, this is our place of private solitude and escape, to be enjoyed at leisure. ~Ciro Marchetti
“There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.” ~Joseph Addison
Lesia ReFalo writes, “Retreat from the ‘real world’ into a private world of pleasure. The environment is harmonious and comfortable, and it allows focus on intellectual and spiritual pursuits.”
If possible, escape from your troubles and worries for a bit, even if its just through a day dream. If you are lucky enough to be able to engage in an activity that might be out of the ordinary for a “weekday”, take a guilt free mini-break. However you are able to achieve a moment’s bliss, indulge.