Do you see the cobbles on the streets? Everywhere you look, stone & rock. Can you imagine what it feels like to reach down with your bones & feel the living stones? The city is built on itself, all the cities that came before. Can you imagine how it feels to lie down on an ancient flagstone & feel the power of the rock buoying you up against the tug of the world? And that's where witchcraft begins. The stones have life, & I'm part of it. - adapted from Terry Pratchett
Just a thought, but she is my daily draw today and I have seen her in a completely different light. First I thought of the traditional meanings of mysteries and secrecy, but in my mind I have turned it round the other way. For the first time today it seems to me the High Priestess is deliberately not looking at the mystery. She could turn round and open the curtain to see what is hidden if she wants to. Conversely she may be deliberately choosing what to see, and in that case there may even be a sense in which the mystery behind the curtain is not even for her eyes. She is the guardian of the secret but what she does with it is up to her.