Tuesday, July 28, 2015

7/27/15 The Fool and the Page of Pentacles reversed

Back to the Llewellyn Welsh Tarot today; my cards are The Fool and the Page of Pentacles reversed. 

The Fool corresponds with Air (hot/separates and wet/adapts, and challenges that tend to require the use of the intellect to solve), Uranus (technology, science, radical change), Aleph (the head, youthful learning) and the Path between Chokmah (male in the electric sense, dynamic energy and the origin of vital force and polarity) and Kether (the source; limitless possibility).  The Fool is the spark that begins the idea, and the neutral powers of creativity; he is above, beyond and before the world and all its extremes.  He is also the archetype of the Holy Child, above, beyond and before petty squabbles, evil intent, and pessimistic expectations.  My Fool sees the world with child-like excitement and optimism, and he leaves the good outcome up to chance because he believes with his heart and his soul that good outcome will happen.  

The Llewellyn Welsh Fool shows a man dressed for travelling (complete with his belongings in a pouch attached to a rod) riding a white horse and accompanied by a white dog.  They are jumping a waterfall surrounded by rocks at what appears to be a gallop; a perilous jump for sure, but there is a rainbow below them in the mists of the waterfall, hinting that they will have a happy ending.  This card reminds us to not allow our previous experiences to limit our expectations; new experiences broaden the mind, and often bring good results.  The Fool does not fear, and neither should I.

The Page of Pentacles (Aries, “I want,” assertive, action oriented, Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn, and Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable, dual) is down-to-earth and responsible, and a listener and a learner. The Page of Pentacles in an upright position loves to learn new things and have new experiences, and he loves to share the excitement created through experiencing new things.  Because my Page is reversed, I might need to ground myself today and pay attention to the details lest my enthusiasm distract me.

The Llewellyn Welsh Page of Pentacles looks like a young man.  He has traveling clothes on, including sturdy boots, and he is wearing a red cloak that appears to be billowing in a breeze.  He is carrying a pentacle, and standing amidst golden grasses or ripe grains (some of which are bundled near him) with a few red poppies at his feet.  In the distance are mountains, and the sky is golden with sunlight, although there are a few clouds as well.  This card tells of business exchanges, and of perceiving the business world with the enthusiasm and optimism of youth.  This card tells of young, hard workers, and of exchanges of some kind.  Reversed, it predicts stalled communications and misunderstandings.

These two cards tell me of exciting new beginnings that could come about through some uncomfortable events.  Yep, I get this one.  I need to remember that if I believe things will end up well, they will end up well.  Missed messages (or topsy-turvy messages) might be difficult in the moment, but the end result might be happy.  I need to be optimistic, and remain above the angst.  That last sentence is the most important.


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