Meet Cari Corene, another awesome artist featured in the upcoming Cosmos show! Cari is an illustrator currently living in Baltimore, MD who loves watercolor painting! To see more of Cari’s work take a look at her website (caricorene.com) and blog (storyofthedoor.tumblr.com) and be sure to come out and see the Hydra piece that she made for the upcoming Cosmos exhibition, opening October 30th!
For the COSMOS Tarot & Oracle Deck, Cari illustrated a piece for the constellation Hydra. In the deck, it represents the Seven Card, and is a Fire Element.
Persevering Against Incredible Odds - Survival
The Hydra is a near-indomitable foe from Greek mythology. This immense serpent had such hopelessly poisonous breath, and blood so virulent it’s smell alone meant certain death. The creature’s most notable feature was its many vicious heads that would double each time one was lost. This vile enemy represents the presence of overwhelming odds and incredibly destructive forces. At the end of Hydra’s story, Hercules managed overcome the beast, proving that even the most daunting tasks can be overcome with strength and perseverance.
In a reading, this card is about persevering against incredible odds. It’s all about surviving, not necessarily about winning, and certainly not about conquering. If one manages to be standing at the end of the battle, they have succeeded.
Reversed, this card symbolizes poisonous circumstances, powerful enemies, and a seemingly endless battle.
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