Daily Draw January 28th, 2012
I notice that the mass market edition of the Mary-El Tarot is being released in February and pre-orders are being taken on Amazon. That’s nice that Marie’s deck will finally be published in complete form. I hate to see people struggling when so much effort goes into the creation of art. She has some good ideas in that deck, I really like the Swords suit, and I painted a small interpretation of the Page of Cups on fabric for someone some years ago. I think that’s a very fine picture. Marie gave me permission after the fact, I forgot to ask her first but she was extremely kind about it. Nice person, hoping for a fresh start this year; I wish her luck.
I am not sure I’ll be buying it though. It depends on if I feel it will inspire me. Perhaps it is simply taking stock during my 10th tarot year and finding I have enough? I want to create a better space here after letting my house go for years. I want to make things for the pleasure of it and be surrounded by light and colour.
Who knows, I find the world changing drastically and me changing too, ready to cycle away to somewhere else. To go with this I took the liberty of using the online version of the 8 of Swords from the Mary-El, which just spoke to me as I was browsing the cards.
8 OF SWORDS
I consider this one of my personal cards since I lock myself up quite a bit. I see a better place, I have only to step through the gate and follow the path.
Well, you see, this card enchants me and I second guess myself on buying the deck. It is affordable in the States at $25, but $40 in Canada so out of my reach at that price, but I will think about it and wait for a bit. Maybe for late Spring in honour of Marie White and her vision and perseverance in life.