Seven Of Vessels – Wildwood Tarot Deck
I. The Description of Seven of Vessels Wildwood Tarot
On the card is a skull painted with a variety of different shapes such as spiral lines, zig-zag, and wavy lines, located beneath the tree. Surrounding it are scattered characteristic objects, solemn: five vessels, an oil lamp, and a bowl.
II. The Meaning of Seven of Vessels Wildwood Tarot
This is a time to honor the lost and mourn for the past. Learn how to move on by thanking your fond memories and being at peace with the past.
III. The interpretation of Seven of Vessels Wildwood Tarot
Mourning begins the process of recovery after failure or loss of a loved one. This process may even be unconscious, we often do not realize what is important to us until they disappear. Mourning gives us a way to live with loss and to honor the important and meaningful things we have experienced in a personal relationship. It allows the flow of emotions to go up and down naturally according to the mood and bring about a sense of ending, healing, or peace. That, of course, can take a long time and some of the losses become more profound than others because mourning is a very separate and private process, sometimes it takes many years to heal.
In Ireland, the custom of guarding the dead is an example of handling and healing the loss by transforming a ritual into a ceremony to honor the achievements and life. Celebrations of completing a journey and starting a new journey are part of the traumatic cycle of people. Regardless of the loss, regardless of the ritual guarding of the dead, let them go in love engraved with true memories. Save the wonderful and precious moments of life and do not let the memories go by when there is no respect for life.
IV. The guideline of Seven of Vessels Wildwood Tarot
In the hollow of a leafless tree, we see a decorated skull. Around it lie seven pottery vessels including a lamp and an offering dish. We mourn, of course, when everyone dies but there are other griefs we suffer; we grieve for opportunities we don’t seize, dead relationships, for lives we don’t live because we lose our youthful vitality. Grief is the price we pay for love and hope that is extinguished.
Most of the time when we think of mourning, we immediately remember our greatest loss – our biggest bowl – the person we most remember, a situation that terrifies us deeply. But through time, we have learned the amount of grief increased by the various losses (bowls). Sometimes, we mourn our parts, we have to let go to the next stage of our life (the skull). In a way, this card brings the mind of a person wasted by living in illusions rather than in reality. There is a sense of a life devoted to desire, rather than to do. The vessels on this card are already dry, like our chances of running out when we do not take advantage of them. Nothing exists forever.
It can also symbolize the feeling of mourning associated with making a dream come true, or realizing that a dream is not possible. Sometimes, it is easier to live in our fantasies, where we can have anything we like or can be anyone we choose. When we have to base and think realistically, that can be a painful process. In the end, this card brings a sense of honor to those who came first – it is not much more realistic than our ancestors fought and sweat and left to give us a chance to be born. The spirals and lightning drawn on the skull can represent the great circle of life, the Universe, and the moments in which we overcome the haze and make the decisions we need to make.
The Seven of Vessels Wildwood comforts us with grief. The skulls and grave merchandise have been carefully laid down – and ritual – with love and respect. When we also set out our losses, with love and respect, we will find freedom and peace that eluded us. As The Wheel and The Mirror show us, if we can free up the past, we will start to heal and start a new cycle for ourselves. Today, the Seven of Vessels asks us: What are you mourning? Can you create a ritual that will help you honor what has been lost?
V. Keywords and extensions of Seven of Vessels Wildwood Tarot
The water element, The death and the rebirth of people, Opportunities, Relationships, Lifestyles, Dreams and Desires, Goals and plans, The never-ending Wheel, Choices, Wishful thinking, Illusion.