May 11, 2012
The Angel of Time carefully pours the Water of Life from one vase into the other, signifying on one level the blending of past and present to produce understanding with depth. The pouring can also signify the blending of spirit and matter and the reverse, leading to fruitfulness and prosperity. The dragon in the background is keeping guard so that life can prosper in the sheltered valley. Discipline, patience, restraint, and thoughtfulness lead to happiness and quiet success. Creativity and contentment go hand in hand. This is not a card of fame and glory, but of the simple pleasures of daily life properly appreciated. It represents compromise in its most creative sense, and the ideal conditions for raising a family or cultivating a long-term career.