MORE FOR THE FOUND TAROT
The first that grabbed me today is The Devil ... and that's not really a surprise, given what I say above about my miserable mood. In more traditional Devil card designs there are chains, here it's a metal screen. In the former, the chains usually appear loose and easily escapable; in this one escape isn't readily apparent. One could even see this apparatus as a sun screen which is not a bad thing. And that echos one of the readings for the more traditional Devil -- The Guardian at the Gate. The one who keeps us from going further/deeper, until we are ready to.
This next, The Chariot/VII, is partly a joke. It's one of those photos I just get a kick out of. However, when I think on it the neural pathways for how we drive the chariots of our lives do get largely laid down in our youngest years.
Here's one I didn't see The Star (XVII) card in until I cropped it a bit for a photo exhibit. Then it became obvious. This was taken up in Solvang, CA in a town with a Hans Christian Andersen museum, statues, etc., that I love to wonder around. It's a pretty town that, at least for me, does tend to allow a little hope to sneak in to my spirit, no matter my mood.
And in that same vein, another photo taken in Solvang in which I see The Tower, XVI. A rather "Romeo & Juliet" balcony-type Tower, or better, an ivory or Rapunzel Tower. A painful distance between one's reality and the yearned for enlightenment. One could see this as a "pre-lightning bolt" Tower card.
The last for today is one taken on the retirement community grounds where I live. As I've said before here probably, I love the contrast between architecture and nature. As a Three of Wands, this choice is (at least to me) pretty straight forward: looking forward. And those three little bars at the bottom, the three wands.
Right now that dark horizontal bar across the above Three of Wands is about all I seem to be focussing on. Maybe I should meditate on The Star.
‘til next time, try keeping an eye out for Tarot images around you, and see what happens,
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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