78 Days of Tarot – 0 The Fool

I am participating in the #tarot78days challenge which is being hosted by The Bookish Fox – instagram here and weblog here.

Cat's Eye Tarot - The Fool

For each of the 78 days we study one card from a chosen deck(s) and write a description of the image and the meanings of the card. I have chosen the Cat’s Eye Tarot and have completed my study of the first seven cards of the major arcana. As well as a written description, I am also drawing each card to help familiarise myself with the deck and also to improve my drawing skills. I was doing one card a day at first however I will now switch to every two days as the drawing part takes a good deal of time.

The first card is 0 – The Fool.

Day 1. 0 ~ The Fool. #tarot78days hosted by @thebookishfox

I’ve decided to draw each card alongside my notes from the lwb (little white book) that comes with the deck and then follow with my own thoughts. Rachel Pollack (Tarot Wisdom) discusses the fool as potentially representing freedom, of being free of ego, of societal values of identity. “I am free. I am not that. I am nothing.” I love that idea, it speaks to me of potential; at any moment we can change direction and become something/one else. We are not stuck in one definition of the self.

The cat chasing the bee speaks to me of seeing the every day wonders that most people overlook. Symbolically the imagery in the card includes youth/freedom, roses, the sun, a river (life?) and a winged insect which could represent flying free.

Link to my Instagram post: The Fool.

Tarot Deck used: Cat’s Eye Tarot by Debra M. Givin. Website: Cat’s Eye Tarot
Book Referenced : Tarot Wisdom by Rachel Pollack.

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