Friday, 16 September 2011

Uzume

For this last draw with the vibrant Mythical Goddess Tarot by Sage Holloway and Katherine Skaggs, I have pulled the Fool - Uzume.

Uzume is a Japanese Shinto goddess.  When the sun goddess, Amaterasu, was upset and hid herself away in a cave, the world was dark and wouldn't grow.  The gods and goddesses gathered around and tried to persuade Amaterasu to come out, but to no avail.  Then Uzume hatched a plan.  She hung a mirror in front of the cave entrance, and then did a ribald dance which set the other deities to laughing.  When the sun goddess poked her head out to see what was going on, she saw her reflection and was enticed out.

This card speaks to me of enjoying simple pleasures - the warmth of the sun on your skin, dancing, your own body. laughter.  It also says that we shouldn't fear seeming foolish to others - sometimes that's the best thing to be and do.  I'd rather enjoy life than always be sensible!


I am grateful for the ridiculousness of life.

2 comments:

  1. This is a really endearing, fun card. Great sentiment on relaxing and enjoying rather than worrying. This is something I need to work on!

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  2. Hi MM,

    Sounds like you made a good start on that today/yesterday - liked your Pathway Spread :)

    Hugs,
    Cx

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