Gracious Green

Keywords: Growth, abundance, renewal.

Look around you. Green is growing. Trees are growing. Plants are growing. They grow as a part of the cycle of life.


After a drought, or after a long hot summer, and a long windter to supply the earth with nourashment (water = emotion) we see the sprouting of new growth, with all of it’s hope and potential.

It’s a fertile renewal of our faith that from the darkness springs light, from despair emerges hope, from famine flourishes abundance. It is a natural healer for the scorched earth. This gives us a feeling of peace and restfulness, releasing our tensions and healing our soul. On a physical level, this could mean financial growth or renewal.

Green is the color of the 4th, or heart, chakra. Four is the number of manifestation and stability. Guiding our heart, green presents us with not only the positive emotions of compassion and empathy, but negative ones, as well, (dingy green) of envy, greed, jealousy and suspicion.

Green corresponds with the planets of Mercury (communication) and Venus (love and relationships.) This, in relation to the heart chakra, represents communication in our relationships, which if properly conducted creates in those relationships all the things green represents: growth, harmony, and abundance of love.

Green also corresponds with Taurus, which supports the idea of stability, and the tarot card “Temperance” which indicates balance and tolerance.

To interpret green in a tarot reading consider these connotations:

    Positive &/or Neutral Connotations:
    — Growth, Cycle of Life, Regeneration
    — Abundance
    — Harmony, Balance
    — Hope, Healing
    — Finances, Potential
    — Reliability, Longevity

    Negative Connotations
    — Greed
    — Jealousy
    — Stubborness
    — Envy
    — Suspicion

As always, choose one or two key words that are meaningful to you for that specific reading.

Sample Interpretation with Green:

queen-of-wandsDeck: Universal Waite (Pocket Edition)
Card: Queen of Wands

This is a woman who has seen her share of hardship (queen=maturity, grey cloak=depression) but has had the courage and determination (lions) to learn from it (yellow=intellect) and is now in the process of growing (green spouts on the wand and sunflower stem) spiritually (wands) even if that’s all she has to hold on to.

The black cat at her feet represents the mystery of what is to come, her psychic ability in sorting out that mystery, and is her spiritual guide and companion on her journey.


“Pictures from the Heart: A Tarot Dictionary” by Sandra A. Thomson
“Color Magic for Beginners” by Richard Webster

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