Saturday, August 20, 2016

The point is...

"Speak softly and carry a big stick." -  President Theodore Roosevelt
That's what comes across to me in this portrayal of this King of Wands.  He stands outside of his city and contemplates what must he do to guard and protect his kingdom.  I don't think he fully embraces the mantle of power that passed to him by birth, but there it is; sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do.

In lots of the literature on Tarot and listening to others interpretations, the norm seems to be that when a Court Card appears it usually means an individual, known or unknown will make some sort of appearance or impact in your life or even in your day to day events.  I have never paid much attention to this possibility.  I think it something I will pay closer attention to.  When I draw a court card I will see if there is a correlation with people I meet  throughout my day.
Maybe I will encounter someone today that makes some comment that sheds some light on a course of action that I might give some thought to.
Maybe the key to it all is right in front of me but I am not paying attention?

THE TAROT OF DURER concept by Manfredi Toraldo
                                art by Giacinto Gaudenzi  ~  Lo Scarabeo

5 comments:

  1. Those darn courts, so one dimensional by necessity of suits. Probably the locus of my distaste for fortune telling. Yet so often the knights and kings mirror someone in my life Part of the fun I suppose. If it were easy everyone would be doing it, right?

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    1. Maybe I should try to step in the card an ask him what his story is. I could probably have a conversation with him, not the King of Swords though, just don't care for the man.

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  2. I meanly read for myself so I often interpret court cards as aspects of myself which I should pay attention to. But in hindsight they also resemble friends and family with the most striking aspect of their personality

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    1. That should be "mainly" of course. Reading the tarot "meanly" for myself would be a very sad thing indeed :)

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    2. I was wondering just now. 'meanly' it would be a sad thing if we were and sometimes we are with ourselves. Have a laugh at it, well not the King, that might make him a bit mad and he would swing that club at you. Ouch.

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