Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Fool isn't a Fool only once...

In A King's Journey, our Fool is much like any other..  He appears to be walking off a ledge of sorts. Our ledge is a drawbridge. He is absolutely oblivious to any dangers, and has his head in the clouds. His white pup tries to hold him back from impending danger.

However, the Fool, likened to most teenagers, heeds no warnings and takes off.. thinking he knows it all and has it all covered. He knows that life is better out there, and you can't tell him any different. It's all peaches and cream.

Later on, as the Fool progresses through the deck, he comes to a cliff, yet again,in Daath. But this time, it's different. He doesn't walk off the ledge. He stands and looks up to the Universe, knowing there is more out there.. but he doesn't know what. He is still up to the challenge, as he is in the Fool card. The difference, however, is that he is wiser with age. With his wisdom, he knows enough to say.. "I'm going to go out there. I don't have the answers, but I'll take your lead, 'God/dess'."  He says 'I look forward to it and will go blindly, but I believe in the higher power', unlike his selfish naivety from his Fool days.

With maturity, comes the ability to know there are pitfalls, but trust that the Universe will keep him safe. This is where strong belief and faith in a higher source come to play.

I really like how this came about in A King's Journey Tarot, and I hope you do too.  Included with our deck are a couple of quotes. I'll leave you with one of them.

"He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom."
James Gibbons Huneker

If you haven't seen A King's Journey, I invite you to the website..
The tarot kits are now available for purchase.



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