Meet Nicole Gustafsson, one of many great artists featured in the upcoming Cosmos show! Nicole is an illustrator working out of the Pacific Northwest, and has a specialty in traditional media paintings. Her work features inviting color schemes and various themes ranging from woodland scenes to pop culture references! Definitely make sure to check out her website, nimasprout.com, and blog, nimasprout.tumblr.com, and keep an eye out for her Horologium piece that’s featured in the upcoming Cosmos show, opening October 30th!
For the COSMOS Tarot & Oracle Deck, Nicole illustrated a piece for the constellation Horologium. In the deck, it represents the Eight Card and is an Earth Element.
Time Passing - Milestones - Progression
Horologium, the “hour teller,” is a faint celestial body in the southern sky, home to a clockwise spinning galaxy. This astral body was discovered by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1752 during an expedition to the Cape of Good Hope.
Hands of a clock circle continuously. Time is rhythmic and unbiased towards the cycle of life. This card depicts Horologium as a celestial clock, garlanded in the flora of the Cape of Good Hope. A specific moment captured in time, while being very much about the nature of change.
When this card appears in a reading, it references the passing of time and all that entails. It is a card of age, of milestones, of past, present, and future. Though human life is punctuated with meaningful moments, this card reflects our relationship with time itself. The long hours, the spontaneous moments, the seconds that pass as we anticipate something new. It is a reminder to take notice of life in this moment, as much as a reminder to plan and to reflect.
A reverse Horologium card can reference the fear of life passing too fast. There is a sense of urgency to “make the most of it” before it is too late.
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