There is no questioning that tarot is a visual medium. Yet we spend a lot of time ascribing words to these works of art. The problem is that language by its nature limits and excludes so that it can create a definition. I think we should let the art do the talking. In my deck, Tarot Waiting to Happen, I started a process of using art to question our assumptions about the traditional meanings of the cards. In this weekly series I am going to share images of the cards intended to invoke questions rather than produce answers.
If you accept this challenge please share your interpretation of the artwork I share. Even better would be to come up with a question you think this card is asking us and share that.
Great need leads to great vulnerability.
I have seen my share of desperation in my clients over the years. I once had a client offer me $10,000 to help get her husband back. I see tears, begging, and bargaining quite often. I know many places around town that might have said and taken the money. I told them I could not help them in that way. What do you do when you feel the question “Dear God why is this happening to me?” and the panic that comes with it overtaking you?
Would you like to deepen your relationship to reading tarot? I am teaching a Reading Tarot with Confidence beginners class on March 5th, and an in depth 8 week class on reading the Thoth Tarot starting on April 2nd.
“Desperate” by Quim Gil. Used under creative commons license.