Key 4 shows a formal garden with green grasses and shrubs sculpted into geometric designs. This card expresses Universal law. Just as the gardener has kept this garden in perfect order, there is a design to the Universe that never changes. The armillary, which sits at a crossroads, charts the stars and planets as they move in their fixed patterns. The gardener’s job is to preserve order by maintaining the plants he oversees. His sky blue shirt represents the peacefulness found when all things are in balance, his pants and shoes, the stability of the earth. The armillary features a fleur-de-lis design. Its three petals symbolize the union of body, mind, and spirit necessary for perfect harmony. The white stone pillar is the law’s foundation and the white path is humanity’s. The color suggests purity, which does not discriminate. The dog represents the natural world that is also governed by immutable order. This law is so absolute that every kingdom; animal, plant, and mineral are subject to it.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”
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