Tuesday, September 13, 2011

THE FOUR OF SWORDS and THE MOON for The Found Tarot

Above is a possible Four of Swords (4s) for The Found Tarot. I posted it recently on my dreams & poetry blog with a dream poem. It's also one of those occasional photo and dream pairings that I print out and stick up on the wall near my computer. It kept drawing my eye more than these pairs do after the first day or two. I thought probably because I love the colors. But then it hit me: the 4S, duh! Its mundane name is "Dreaming of Home" and the figure on the Rider/ Waite/ Smith (RWS) 4S might be dreaming, too. (I gave it that name before I'd consciously recognized the 4S in the pic.) For comparison, here's the RWS 4S:

And here below is another photo that catches my eye every time I open it's folder for some other photo. Its mundane name is "The Road Back." I had lots of trouble naming this photo two years ago when I took it because I kept wanting to use "star" or "crab" in the title, but neither word really worked. And I'd not yet tripped over the idea for a Found Tarot, so not even "crab" clued me in back then to The Moon (XVIII) card:

For compasion, here's The Moon in the RWS deck:

A final note: the ultimate feeling I get from working with these two cards is of a desire to escape, to go home, to find or wend one's way home or back. And as happens every time with cards/photos I post here (and even sometimes with non-Tarot related photos I pick for my other blogs) there's more than a little truth in that spontaneous surfacing of "meaning." Those who know I've only been living in California for about 3-1/2 years might be tempted to think I'm home sick for New York City where I'd lived my entire life. But not so. The home I'm sick for is an internal one. The home inside myself that all too often folds up its tent and moves on without me. Leaving me lost and exposed and in the dark, "Dreaming of Home."

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‘til next time, keep enjoying The Tarot,

[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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