Tantalizer 275: Premonitions - From New Scientist #826, 28th December 1972 [link] “Methinks I am a prophet new inspir’d”, says John of Gaunt in Act II of Shakespeare’s King Richard II. I...
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Image used with permission. © 2002 Sophie M. White
This is a Hanged Man drawn by a four year old. She drew a whole tarot before starting school. Her name is Sophie and as you can see she's included it in the picture of the Hanged Man. Maybe she too identifies with that card.
I love that her Hanged Man has eyes of different colours - a wonderful way to express seeing things differently.
You can see all of Sophie's Tarot here.
For several days I've been wondering about making a blog dedicated to the tarot. Today I set it up. It's Caro's Tarot.
I probably won't publish there very often but I wanted a focus for the creation of my own tarot. As some of you may recall I did a few cards earlier this year including:
4 of birds - This card is based on 4 point medicine wheel with an eider duck in the South, a crow in the West, an eagle in the North and a phoenix in the East.
Guru - This card was to represent the danger of looking to other people for your spiritual truth. Be wary of looking to the unenlightened for enlightenment.
4 of Metal - this card is made up of a ball, bucket, hammer and needle. It represents different actions.
These probably won't make it into my new tarot, I don't even know what suits I'll be using yet, but they were an important step towards it. I've also no idea how long making it will take. In some ways its been in gestation since I got my first pack of tarot cards and being prepared to change it as I go along seems an important aspect of this deck's design.
In February, at the time I was making the above cards, I found a strange bag made of both halves of a coconut zippered together. Today I bought a metal tin with a zip connecting the lid to it.
This bird looks a bit crosser than yesterday's doesn't it!
Merry Christmas again!