And here's The Fool in the Rider/Waite/Smith deck for comparison:
The little dog is often said to be intuition, our connection to God/dess's guidance. And that little dog has been nipping consistently at my heels since I made the decision to move to California, almost herding me toward just the right cliffs to head pell mell over. Once at a cliff-edge, it's been up to me to cope with the new moment before me ... feeling foolish, breathless, and hopeful.
BRIEF BACKGROUND ON THE TAIGA TAROT (Click here for additional background on the Taiga Tarot.):
Please note: This deck is not necessarily being designed for use in divination, but rather to share taiga based on each of 78 Tarot cards.
When I decided the name of the deck would be The Taiga Tarot, I liked not only the alliteration but the resemblance of the word “taiga” to “tiger.” One of my power animals is the Siberian Tiger (and by extension, all tigers), which first appeared as three tiger kittens in a dream. What I had completely forgotten at the time was that the area of Siberia in which the tiger ranges is called “The Taiga”!
A “taiga” (briefly put) is an illustrated tanka. A “tanka” is a mood poem written in five lines, that usually references natural images and human emotions. Also, there is often a contrast or conclusion or response in the last two lines to the first three. I recognize that the tanka/taiga I’m developing for The Taiga Tarot are non-traditional. As with the dreamku I write (haiku-like poems about dreams), I am not only attempting to bridge two things – Tarot and taiga – but also bringing my own experimental slant to it all.
‘til next time, keep enjoying The Tarot,
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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