Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Twelve Days with Mary Day 1, 2015

I am Thy Handmaiden
The fiat of Mary's consent

The Angel said to her :
Hail full of grace,
the Lord is with you;
Blessed art thou amongst women

Two of Cups in Tarot Deck

Rejoice, depth hard to contemplate even for the eyes of angels!
Rejoice, you who are the King's throne!
Rejoice, you who bear Him who bears all!

Two of Vessels in the Suit of Compassion
Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck

Rejoice, star that causes the Sun to appear!
Rejoice, womb of the Divine Incarnation!
Rejoice, you through whom the creation becomes new!
                                                 -  Romanus Melodos, Akathist Hymn to the Virgin

Today I start the Twelve Days with Mary once again.
This is now my fifth year of participating with Rebecca
at Recuerda mi Corazon in A Virgin a Day

I share with you my shrine/card from the
which is based on the Mysteries of the Rosary
and the Tarot Deck.

This is the Two of Vessels, 
from the suit of Compassion
and the mystery of Mary as Virgin
Archangel Gabriel, divine messenger,
gives her the news that she is the chosen one,
the Godbearer.  This is a pivotal moment in
Mary's life and her response changes the course
of the world.

I am Thy Handmaiden

 Archangel Gabriel is standing on 
two vessels.  The vessels are mainly used for
water or wine and here they are  symbolic of
the living waters of consciousness .
And indeed Mary is to become the vessel
of the Holy Son.
We are reminded of our own individual roles
as vessels of consciousness and our own
birthing of the new, be it art
or hope or inspiration or consciousness.

And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; 

be it unto me according to thy word.

The fiat of Mary is Mary's consent to the divine plan.
Her acceptance and consent
has created a new world of grace and
it is within the potential of each one of us
 to birth such love and grace.

Down the side of the card are tiny forget-me-not flowers,
one of Mary's sacred flowers and the white lilies
in the background.

The flower garland on Mary's head shows
that she is a virgin. 
It is also predictive of her future
state as Theotokos and
Queen of Heaven and  Earth.

I invite you to walk these Twelve Days of Mary Love
with us and to link up at
and kindly leave some comments all round



  1. I thought I just left a comment, but I guess I didn't, so I'll try again. I'm so glad you are back for the fifth year. You have so much divine in this post. Love it.

  2. Thank you Fran, for visiting and commenting even before I had linked up! I am looking forward to these twelve days of magic and sharing!

  3. It's so graceful. It looks like the first rays of sun at dawn, the crisp air and early morning dew. It also looks very Florentinian, with the twirls on the frame. But it is an annunciation tableau after all, a nod to Fra Angelico in minatures :) Thank you for reminding me of mary's lesson: To be the handmaiden of God.

    1. Thank you for such lovely feedback and inspiration! And it does bring back memories of Florence and the San Marco Museum!! xxxx

  4. welcome home hettienne to twelve days of walking into the light of love!
    Her acceptance and consent
    has created a new world of grace and
    it is within the potential of each one of us
    to birth such love and grace.
    YES! thank you!

  5. dearest Hettienne, Wonderful to see you here. Beautiful and informative post. Namaste

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  7. As always, Hetty, I marvel at your ability to create such beautiful and intimate shrines for Our Mother.


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