Analogous to the Empress. The Green Woman’s position on the Wheel of the Year is Midsummer (Summer Solstice, or Litha). Element is Fire, hour is noon. She is the earthly manifestation of female solar energy, feminine fire. Fire is associated in the Tarot with creativity, and the Green Woman is all things green and fertile. She stands at the Cauldron of Life (the book calls it an amber cup filled with the milk of love and nurturing). The sheila-na-gig on the front of it is an ancient symbol of female creative power.
With all the horror in the world lately, I’ve been feeling a desperate need to retreat to the solitude and serenity of nature and the greenwood, and just run away with the faeries. As it’s nearly Midsummer, this is an especially apt and potent card to draw just now. From the book: “The Green Woman mediates the sacred sovereignty of the Earth’s soul and can show the path to understanding and communion with Nature.” Bingo, exactly what I need. I’m going to spend some time meditating on this card for the next few days, journey into it, and see where she leads.