The Fool! The Fool, the Fool

I love the Fool!



  • The dog:  

The faithful companion who will follow the Fool wherever (s)he goes.  This little dog is certainly no guide dog, no guardian spirit, brings no extra wisdom to the situation; it is literally the “moon shadow” following you.  What it does bring is love and loyalty, friendship even to your and its demise.

  • The Cliff

Now this is an interesting one.  It can be interpreted to mean different things.  Of course one meaning is that you may be “sailing close to the wind”, taking unnecessary, reckless risks and it may well end in irreversible damage.

But on the other hand, it can also represent a leap of faith; looking at the first card, the Fool launches himself into free-fall, fearlessly reaching for a higher goal.  I suppose sometimes such a Fool is breaking free of a perceived limitation (gravity) and sprouts wings to reach the goal.

It can be interpreted, too, as a Fool being completely unaware what a yawning cliff awaits a foolish decision.  The cliff can represent the mis-step you will forever regret.

And yet again, looking at all three cards, the common thread is the big picture.  The Fool is not concerned about the past, or the stuff on the ground; he is aiming to fly.  It is an ideas card.  When brainstorming, put aside realism and imagine what could happen if.  You may be surprised how many resources you find.

  • Stepping out

The Fool has a distinct, unstoppable forward motion.  There is a lot of youthful energy in this card, and natural wonder.  “Get out into nature” could be one suggestion.   Remember when we were children and nothing would keep us indoors unless it were actually raining buckets?

Sometimes the Fool’s message is:

Leap before you look!  Take a risk!


The Lovers



Depicted under a flowering tree.  In some decks, there is also an angel watching over them; or a second woman / man to make an impossible love triangle.

“This card suggests love, friendship and partnership.  Also represents the duality of earthly and divine love.”

Action card:  Suggests that you allow space for your own emotions.  If someone is showing you love, appreciate it.  If you are drawn to someone but are denying yourselves for anything to happen for practical reasons, maybe now is the time to throw caution to the wind.  You only live once.

If you are in a long-term relationship, perhaps you’ve been taking each other for granted?  Put a bit of spice back, do things differently, surprise your partner.  You might be surprised yourself at the response.

Live life to its fullest, now.  There may not be tomorrow.

Owning a post & Three of Rods, again

I can understand how nobody came forward to “own” my previous post.  Of course not!  What bad luck would that bring?  Well, it will become clear over the next few days what on earth the cards thought they were doing.

Here’s your card for today:

Three of Rods (again)



To rehash:

Three of Wands:  The person is looking out over a vast expanse (usually the sea) waiting.  In the traditional versions, ships are coming in.  Also in the traditional cards, the sky is glowing in sunset; indicating things coming to fruition.

What I find interesting in the second and third image is the birds.  Why are there birds circling the waiting person?  Birds are messengers; they also indicate freedom and spirituality.

The first of these three cards intrigued me.  Unlike the two others, the waiting lady is looking out over an empty landscape (not the sea which usually indicates abundance & emotion).  This lady has her little cat – her familiar waiting by her side; and she is standing on a precarious ledge, having built piles of rocks and using her sticks to create what looks like signs.  There’s a stream running in the valley; a minor feature in the mountainous landscape.

Unlike the first time we drew this card, the main feeling here is that of waiting.

Whatever it is, it’s coming your way…  

I’m waiting too:  I want to know what it is we are waiting for.  I could draw a second card for clarification but that would break the pattern, as I did yesterday, and see the revenge I got!  We’ll leave it at one card, shan’t we?