February 3, 2011 by Art of Cartomancy
Trees, plants and algae rely on photosynthesis to produce the sugars necessary to feed and sustain them, and which nuture us when we eat the green plants. As by-product of photosynthesis, oxygen is released into the atmosphere to help sustain human and animal life. In turn our breath releases carbon-dioxide back into the air which the plants require to produce photosynthesis. This oxygen/carbon dioxide cycle is responsible for sustaining nearly all of the life on planet Earth. In the image of the Tree from the Mystical Lenormand¹ the Tree is teeming with the life it supports in this sacred symbiotic relationship.
In a reading, the Tree represents a healthy lifestyle, an eco-friendly environment, and balanced spirituality. Although generally a positive influence, the appearance of the Tree in a spread may be a warning concerning a health issue. To ask about a specific health problem, the Tree can be used as the significator or key card for the reading. The Tree can refer to health on all levels: mind, body and spirit; or it can denote the healthy status of situation, such as a healthy relationship, a healthy business or a healthy bank account.
As a symbol for spirituality, the Tree can also be used to represent questions dealing with spiritual matters, such as divining one’s true spiritual path, revealing one’s karmic mission, or uncovering past-life influences. The Tree can be used for channeled or mediumship readings to connect with spiritual guides, departed loved-ones, and other non-physical entities.
When describing the outcome of a situation, the Tree is a positive influence that will show growth, recovery, and wellbeing. The Tree is a particularly good sign in a relationship readings because it denotes a strongly symbiotic relationship with deep spiritual and or/ karmic ties, and definite past-life connections.