Meet Catherine Ho, one of the many talented artists featured in the upcoming Cosmos show! She’s an illustrator and surface designer that works out of Baltimore, and does incredibly detailed and stylized work in both: black & white, and full color! To find more of her work you can look at her website, www.cat-ho.com and blog, catvho.tumblr.com or find her on Instagram @catvho, and dont miss out on seeing her Eridanus piece that she made for the upcoming Cosmos exhibition, opening October 30th!
For the COSMOS Tarot & Oracle Deck, Catherine illustrated a piece for the constellation Eridanus. In the deck, it represents the Tower Card, and is an Air Element.
A Twist of Fate - At the Mercy of a Greater Power
Eridanus is the Latin name for Italy’s Po River, a winding river prone to tumultuous flooding that can wrench trees loose from the riverbank. The association between the river and the constellation comes from the twisting and tortuous path the stars trace in the sky. Eridanus floods from the waters poured by Aquarius, the water bearer. This card depicts an aggressively twisting Arowana river fish, symbolizing the chaotic nature of the river.
When Eridanus appears, life may be at the mercy of the twists and turns of fate. Though the jostling and round-about trek may make a person feel a bit lost, one is ultimately still headed in the right direction, just as the waters of the great Eridanus flows steadily downstream. This card’s symbolism could manifest itself in an actual journey as well. Trying to think of the experience as an adventure might make traveling a bit more fun.
Reversed, someone may be up a creek without a paddle and feeling a bit out of control with the direction they are headed. A person may be unable to right one’s self until the end of this wild ride. A new assignment, a job transfer, or family matters may be the cause. A move may seem necessary, though it might not feel very convenient.
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