TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:
- You are hoping for a new beginning, a new opportunity to change things but you don’t yet have the mastery, knowledge and experience to bring this to fruition. Patience is the key.
- Believing in yourself; having faith in your abilities is a wondrous and important component of success but more is usually required for long term success. Learning to harness and focus your creative energies, your divine fire, is necessary too. That’s something only time and experience can offer. So have faith in yourself but do the work needed to acquire the knowledge and experience.
- Sometimes mastery and experience can blind us to new paths, ideas and challenges. Every so often we need to jump in with both eyes open and take a risk; to take a deep breath and shout “What the f**k!”.
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, The Fool
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TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:
- Are you being The Fool or just a fool in your life right now? Be careful and think about the answer because what goes around, comes around. If what you are sending out is self-serving drivel, then expect the payback to be equally pointless.
- You may be afraid to take that leap, start along that path to the unknown, but look at the Dharma Wheel. It looks the same whether upright or reversal. So what may seem like a low point in your life may prove, in hindsight, to be just the opposite. Trust in the journey and your life path.
- You may feel as though you have nothing; that everything has been stripped from you. That may be true at this time but it can also mean that you carry less of a burden and can start down a new path unencumbered. You don’t have to drag the weight of past disappointments, others’ expectations or perceived obligations with you. Life is full of cycles and we can’t prevent them only learn how to bend and shift with them.
TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:
- You are clinging to illusions, to fantasies about yourself and your life. You think you are free and unencumbered but in truth, you are being willfully foolish.
- You have finally stopped deluding yourself; that is in your past. You can now move towards your future with hope, faith in yourself and a child-like wonder at what the future might hold.
- Things are hidden from you right now; you can’t see the entire picture because shadows obscure important facets of it. Believe in yourself and that you can accomplish what you want and overcome challenges thrown your way but be wary and cautious about what remains unknown.
TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:
- Rather than moving forward and seeing where the road takes you, you’ve set down roots. Is this the world you desire? Is this what you envisioned your destination to be?
- The protective runes and sword have not prevented self-doubt and the influence of others from worming their way into your consciousness. They’re holding you back from changing your world.
- You’re digging in your heels and afraid to trust that the journey will take you where you want to to. However, it nay take you where you need to be. Believe that the world, the divine, has a larger plan and let go of the reigns. Your ultimate destination may prove to be more than you ever dreamed.
TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:
- No matter how heavy the burden you bear, how great the responsibility, keep hope alive in your heart.
- The heavier your burdens get, the more important healing yourself becomes. Don’t let caring for your own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs fall by the wayside.
- Believe in yourself even if you believe in nothing else. Even in the darkest times our beliefs are what sustain us. If you believe you can achieve your goals then you will, no matter how burdensome the challenge.
Created by by Arnell Ando
Published by US Games ISBN:1572815396
The Dreamer (called The Fool in more traditional Tarot decks) speaks to me of innocence, faith and trust. The haloed infant on the card implicitly trusts that the bird overhead means her no harm. The bird (an eagle?) and the sphere hovering above the dreamer child seem to connect her to the spirit world; the soul.
The dreamer child’s focus is on her own feet. She is watching where she steps but does not seem concerned about what is around her. She seems secure and trusting that the environment around her means her no harm. How often do we still feel that sense of faith and trust as adults? It is indeed a rare commodity.
The Dreamer reminds me that in order to achieve our dreams we need to connect with that inner child who embodies innocent faith and implicit trust in the Universe. She isn’t afraid because she hasn’t been taught to fear. I think we sometimes become so burdened by fear, regret and self-doubt that we lose the connection to this innocence, faith and trust. The Dreamer allows her spirit to soar with the eagles because she doesn’t worry; she simply moves forward. There is a saying that god watches over fools and drunks (or babies and fools depending upon the source) The Dreamer embodies this adage.
When we grow up, mature or just lose touch with our under dreamer and fool, tapping into this energy is tricky. How many of us are comfortable looking foolish or making mistakes? I know that I hate it. I want others to see me as knowledgeable and intelligent. Unfortunately this often comes off as arrogant and know-it-all-ness. When IK look back over my life I realize I could have learned so much more from others if only I was willing to admit my ignorance; to look foolish. This Dreamer child reminds me that the only way to learn is to make mistakes and admit that I don’t have all the answers. Right now that is an especially appropriate message for me.
Wheel of Change Tarot
Created by Alexandra Gennetti
Published by Destiny Books, 1997
We see an androgynous youth straddling a chasm. His arms are raised above his head. From one hand we see a small fire and in the other she holds a chalice that is tilted downward and spilling its contents. Above the Fool’s head we see four white birds fluttering. They each hold one letter – T A R O. The Fool is dressed in a bright green tunic and leggings with one gold leg and one green. His right foot is bare. He wears a gold belt with a closed red pouch dangling from it. The bottom of his tune is adorned with bells and he wears a spotted scarf knotted about his neck and another at his wrist. A stream of cosmic energy seems swirl up from the chasm and encircle the Fool. Red roses seem to be falling from his arms. On his right side we see a guitar resting, on his left we see a fox near the edge of the chasm. Behind the Fool we see the radiant light of the Sun rising to illuminate the sky.
The Book describes the Fool as symbolizing the experience of feeling you are in exactly the right place at the right time. It may be the beginning of a new journey of life but, like the Fool, you may not recognize what it is. You have all you need to make a success of yourself at your fingertips if you would but look for it. Perhaps you must free yourself from convention as the Fool has done, and like him, accept what comes to you. In this way you may try something completely new and discover that you are rather good at it. Because he has no cares, worries or fears the Fool is symbolic of impulsiveness and even irresponsibility and recklessness. He symbolizes freedom from convention and anew creative vitality in this less restrictive world.
TarotBroad’s Buzz: What I see is a feeling of joy, exuberance and innocence, maybe even ignorance, of what is going on around you. This Fool seems so caught up in the wondrous things swirling around him that he is oblivious to the fact that he is straddling a chasm. There is no fear of the consequences because it doesn’t even occur to him that there are consequences. I see the Fool as representing an attitude and experience that many of us lose as we become more adult. We get so caught up in following the rules and playing nice that we forget to just let go and enjoy ourselves – so what if it’s not politically correct. To me Homer Simpson, the cartoon character, is one representation of the Fool. He just blindly charges ahead with no concern for the outcome and without any worries of failure. It is doesn’t work out – well fine. I am both fascinated and repelled by Homer. I find myself focusing too much on who gets to clean up after this Fool. But of course that isn’t the Fool’s problem is it? And that, to me, is what I need to learn from the Fool. Sometimes you need to stop worrying about how the story ends and just enjoy the ride. To quote Tom Cruise (at least I think it was Tom Cruise) in the movie Risky Business – “sometimes in life you’ve gotta say what the f***”.
The Soul (Fool) shows a young traveler sleeping on his side near a standing stone. A pale blue cosmic light pours from the young traveler through a hole in the center of the stone. On the other side we see the spirit of the young traveler going forth on a dream visit to see the immensities of the Celtic cosmos contained withing the cauldron which is etched above his head. A triple spiral hovering above the traveler’s head is a symbol of his physical vitality, his vocational commitment and his intelligence: in Celtic bardic lore, these are the three essential receptors for all inspirational wisdom.
The Book says: The Soul was understood to continue after death, passing into different shapes or life forms upon its tiurigini or “circuit of births”. The Soul could enter into animal, plant, and elemental shapes, not just human ones.
Keywords: A new phase or fresh start, having vision or faith in oneself, opportunity, enthusiasm, playfulness, trust, a sense of protection.
Reversed: Halting or hesitation, unable to heed instincts, a bad decision, sloth irresponsibility, immaturity, carelessness.
Soul-Wisdom: Having respect for our Soul’s purpose may look like foolishness to other. The power and vision of our Soul can only empower us when we acknowledge and manifest them. What is calling you to seek wisdom now?
My turn: This card speaks of a mystical, new journey – perhaps to find our soul mission in life. It’s about being willing to take that chance and tread an unfamiliar path. The traveler is sleeping in the middle of the forest and it that doesn’t show a certain amount of faith, and foolishness, then I don’t know what does. This card speaks of that part of us which transcends physical boundaries and yet which is still part of them. The traveler cannot learn his soul journey in his physical form – he must let his spirit go forth in search of the answer. To me The Soul is reminding us that we may need to be willing to leave behind the trappings of our mundane life and move forth unburdened to explore new areas and new experiences.