Meet Justine Lee Hirten, another talented artist that is a part of the upcoming Cosmos show! Justine is an illustrator based in Connecticut who likes to draw wolves, birds, deer, and a variety of other animals! We’re super excited to have her in this show! Go check out her website to see more of her illustrations or find her on Instagram @mangycoyote, and keep an eye out for her Equuleus piece in the upcoming Cosmos show that’s opening on October 30th!
For the COSMOS Tarot & Oracle Deck, Justine illustrated a piece for the constellation Equuleus. In the deck, it represents the Eight Card and is a Water Element.
Hiding From Judgement - Insecurity
The constellation Equuleus is depicted as the head of a horse peeking out from behind its neighboring constellation, Pegasus. The mythology surrounding the “horse-head” constellation involves Hippe, the daughter of the centaur Chiron. Hippe was seduced by Aeolus and became pregnant with his child. Hippe couldn’t bring herself to tell her father, Chiron, and fled to the mountains. When Chiron came looking for her, Hippe prayed to the gods that he would not find her. The gods answered by turning her into a mare. Artemis took pity and placed her into the heavens, where she still appears to be hiding, only her head visible in the constellation.
Occasionally, one may feel they need to hide parts of themselves to escape the judgment of others. People are often insecure about their unique interests, associations, or even physical attributes. Equuleus is a reminder that each individual has a place in the universe, just as they are.
Upright, Equuleus indicates that a person may be looking for a place where they can feel accepted as they are. Perhaps finding this acceptance has been especially difficult lately, or perhaps they have never been able to speak candidly about something they have wanted to speak about. There is a kind individual waiting to listen.
Reversed, this card may be sensing that the desire to be accepted by certain people or individuals is toxic. One must remember who they are, and be true to themselves, and they will find the right people.
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