Almost all conventional wisdom seems to agree that the white sun behind the Fool symbolizes Kether; however, I'd like to suggest an alternative. The key is in Waite's statement, "The sun, which shines behind him, knows whence he came, whither he is going, and how he will return by another path after many days"; this refers to the Christ-Spirit, which is with the Fool, though he has yet to realize it. Jesus said in John 8:14, "Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go. . . ." In his The Way of Divine Union, Waite says of the historical Jesus, "He knew whence He came and why; He knew that it was for the working of a mystery; He knew that this mystery was an epitome of the experience of each individual soul on the way of return Godward."—pp. 185, 186.
Another clue is in Waite's description of Temperance; he says, "Under that rule we know in our rational part something of whence we came and whither we are going." Here the Christ begins to be realized and the soul now understands the path and the goal.
Kether represent God the Father, or God in transcendence; the sun in the Fool represents God immanent (within), i.e. Christ. This brings the Fool more in harmony with the overall message of Waite's majors, which is the realization of Christ within the soul and "the way of return Godward."
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HOLMES: what did you use,, the living the tarot book , was it a course or a self goal ?
Apr 25, 2019 1:11:40 GMT
wildrosespeonies: Self goal. I don't have time to sign up for actual card studies class even though I know many places offer them online. I use the guidebooks that come with the deck(s) for reference when I can't recall a card.
Apr 25, 2019 4:01:22 GMT
wildrosespeonies: Also, I think guidebooks are underrated. They can put more detail into the illustrations and some of them are pure poetry. (Mesquite and Pagan Otherworlds being my favorite guidebooks for that reason -- language is amazingly used)
Apr 25, 2019 4:03:19 GMT
HOLMES: a book written for the deck can be excellent if it adds , the tarot of the elves talked about the story behind the minors, one was really sad.. the hudes guidebook , and robin wood was awesome .
Apr 28, 2019 6:54:39 GMT
wildrosespeonies: Ooh, Marigold Tarot's print guidebook is finally coming along. I think I'm gonna pass on the pouch though. That box is very sturdy.
May 21, 2019 0:47:41 GMT
wildrosespeonies: My local witchy store is closing so I bought supplies from there today. They will last a good while before I have to turn to etsy again.
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Jun 20, 2019 21:14:06 GMT
wildrosespeonies: Wow. I just discovered a tarot maker on kickstarter who blantantly stole another tarot maker's art. (The art is the art back of Sinking Wasteland.) I have let SW creator know. But wow! Can't believe that.
Jun 21, 2019 5:46:41 GMT
wildrosespeonies: The artist contacted the KS tarot card maker and they replaced the image, but I'm pretty sure the new image is stolen too. It looks familiar, but I don't recognize where the image come from.
Jun 22, 2019 5:14:19 GMT
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