Daily Draw August 12th, 2010
I often think of the reflective, and darker, qualities of the Diary of a Broken Soul Tarot when I’m in a bit of a bad pain period, so today I am using two cards from that.
Upon using this deck again, I get the urge to cut and paste the write-ups for each card that Ash’s friend Davina wrote. I think I’ll pull them all into a Word or PDF file and thus have them handy to read on my hard drive.
JACK OF CLUBS
PAGE OF DIAMONDS
In classic tarot reading, court cards or Major cards in abundance seem to carry more weight. It’s like you pay attention more with their authority. Since I like Minor cards and rarely do full readings, this often doesn’t catch my interest, but today I have two court cards together.
The Jack is more commonly know as the Knight of Wands, and is a fiery chap. Here he has wings and scales, and the smoke seems not to bother him. He has a real in-your-face attitude. Ash has depicted him as a crusader out for revenge, a revenge that eats him up like fire, a sign of weakness among the fiery energy and purpose of this card.
The page is the Page of Pentacles normally, hence the coin-like structure behind her. Behind her is also a crow, almost as if the bird was barring her from the coin. Perhaps she has turned from worldly pursuit to her inner psyche and dreams? Or she simply might be gathering resources, holding her hand over her heart for protection, ready to change. The crow is protecting her from what is behind her, the material world and the past.
I like Davina’s notion that the crow and human look like they are morphing into each other. So, if the person is becoming a crow, she will be able to fly and soar higher than ever possible before, and if the crow is becoming human, it will be grounded and have other things available to it which would have been impossible to experience as a crow.
The page seems to be withdrawing into an inner world, while the jack is leaping out and confronting the world. Earth will smother fire if you aren’t careful. In a way, they are both travellers, and this seems to be about balance to me. Study and learn, but don’t get too fearful and uptight, try and balance that with some trips outside and get on with it.
Yes, this is a perennial problem with me, I do like to withdraw. It’s almost as if the cards are saying that opportunity and experience exist in many forms, the important thing is to step out with positive fire and purpose rather than negative..