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Tarot Card of the Week: I The Magician

Greetings my little tarot tots.

Today is another day of working with a specific tarot card. This time we will be studying The Magician I (1); the “first” card of the story of the Fool 0. We will be referring to the Magician as a “he” throughout this article, hopefully that doesn’t offend anyone. I just know that the cards always portray him as male in most of the decks and artwork. Also, the number one is considered to be a phallic symbol, and there are many symbolic messages within the Magician’s card that show that he is definitely a masculine card.

The Fool is on his journey and his first stop is his attempt to gain power over his surroundings. In this card, we find that he has collected each of the objects you will find in the minor arcana: Cups, Pentacles, Wands, and Swords. Typically he will have a wand in his hand, raised to show that he is trying to cast a spell of some sort. It is my belief that he is trying to become all-powerful somehow and he thinks that using the wand will get him there.

The minor arcana (Cups, pentacles, wands, and swords) represent elements. They represent water, earth, fire, and air respectively. We will talk more about this in a later blog post.

The magician is master of things material. He has yet to become The High Priestess II and delve into the inner workings. We will discuss that more in the next chapter of our story. The magician brings us, or the fool, power. He is the master of skills, concentration, and resourcefulness. His abilities are showing some of what we consider to be latent powers, as well.

Mostly I can gather what sort of things I feel from this card, only some of what I have to say is history and such. Every time I have drawn the Magician he has been trying to teach someone a lesson, or be heard. With him, he is commanding attention, standing at his table doing his work. It makes me wonder if there is a card where he is standing at a podium teaching a class. I think this is more of a way that he is trying to gather more and tell the world that he is there to command attention. Too bad he doesn’t realize there are things out there much more powerful than he.

Hopefully that told you a little bit about The Magician card. Each time I write a post on one of these cards I will be doing them in different mannerisms so as to showcase them in their own ways.

Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you next week (if I don’t do any updates besides this).

-Vyvyan Wormwood

The Wormwood Oracle and the Mind Behind the Darkest Designs

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Tarot Card of the Week: 0 The Fool

Greetings my little Tarot Tots!!

Today, I decided that I wanted to start something completely new to my blog. I figured education on the tarot would be absolutely fantastic for me to share with you. I will be sharing a variety of information on each of the cards on their own weeks.

I am starting with 0 The Fool, as The Fool is seen as the beginning of the Major Arcana. There is so much to learn from the Fool. (I will be referring to the Fool in male pronouns during this talk, but feel free to call him whatever you are comfortable with.) He also is known to be the 22nd card of the Major Arcana and can sometimes be known as the LAST card and not the beginning. Some people just consider it an endless loop, which is what I believe. I see it as a life cycle.

The Fool is usually travelling with a pack on his back with his loyal pet dog with him. There are many things that mean something in the Fool’s card, symbolically I mean. Let’s break it down. I will be using the Rider-Waite deck for the artwork that most people are used to.

As we look at the Fool, we see several things: A pack, a rose, a dog, a cliff, the sun, fancy clothes, and his head high in the sky… Hopeful for what things to come.

The Fool’s head is high in the sky, looking up and forward. He has hopes for the future and new beginnings. He is innocent, unmarred, unadjusted to what we are all going through in our own journeys. He is purity in it’s most true form. When he is seen as the last card in the Major Arcana, this purity means something different. He is purity after all of what has come through. He is transcendence.

The fancy clothes are what he brings with him to prepare for the things that he is going to try to do on his journey. He wants to try to fit in. This Fool does not even know that the key is not to fit in, but to be different. Good thing he clashes as bad as he does.

The Sun is a sign of those who watch over him. Perhaps a high power or even authority. They are keeping an eye on him to see what sort of things he does. Could be a sign of “big brother” in whatever spread you are trying to accomplish.

The Cliff is a sign that this beginning could be a rough start. You always get burned at the beginning. If this card is at the end, perhaps it could be that this cliff is his jumping off point back into the world to help those that he has loved so much within his journey. Maybe even helping those less fortunate or those he doesn’t even like.

The Dog is his loyal companion. The friends he makes along the way are important to him, as they carry lessons that he will have to learn. A good friend is loyal, just like this dog. The fact that he has only one dog shows that there are few people who will stand with you throughout your journey. Not everyone can be trusted. But this friend can. Put faith in him.

The Rose is a sign of love. A pure love, as this rose is white, and white is a colour of purity in the language of flowers. I could go into a huge rant about this if I knew more about floral language. If you’d like to know more about it, I would just google or search your preferred search engine with “Victorian Flower Language Meanings.”

Finally, The Pack. The Fool’s pack is what he uses to bring the things he needs for his journey. When he goes through each of the phases of the Major Arcana, he’s definitely going to need the help. It’s like the scouts always say, “Be Prepared.” I like to think that the Fool is a member of whatever was considered scouts back when the deck was created.

There you have it. That’s the Fool. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below in the comments. I would love to see any comments or critiques or anything you’d like to say.

Lots of love,

Aunt Vyvyan

The Wormwood Oracle

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Back from Hiatus

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Greetings my little Tarot Tots!

I will be back from hiatus very shortly. That means there will be more tarot fun for you to enjoy. It’s nice to have my things in order and I’m hoping to bring some good content for everyone.

I started working on Fiverr.com as well, so I will be able to do Daily Goddess Draws for all of you as well. Just hit me up on there sometime. I will post a link.

You can find me HERE.

I hope that we can all learn new things and be inspired together.

 

Lots of love,

-Vyvyan Wormwood
The Wormwood Oracle