Fire Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2011) has me slightly flummoxed!
This is the Seven of Chalices (Cups), traditionally about having too many choices, or living in a fantasy land. What we see in the image is a grey-haired man in robes, in a woodland clearing. Behind him, the forest presses in, lit by the sun that is just starting to peak out from behind a craggy mountain formation. In front of him is a boulder with a branch on it, that appears to be starting to burn by itself. I get the impression that this may be a scene from a biblical story, but don't know enough about the bible to figure out which one or how it might connect to the Seven of Cups. It's not a burning bush, just a branch...
Of course, one could say that someone who worships a branch that's on fire is living in a fantasy land. Still, I don't like that interpretation, as I think the allegory goes far deeper than that. This could be about how we choose to view the world: from a position of faith or one of skepticism. How do we make our choices? Based on rationality or on belief and emotion?
I feel most of my decisions are fairly rational, and yet having a certain logic to it does not guarantee that a decision is right. And part of that rational process includes assessing the emotional impact of choices. Ha, sounds like I'm getting myself into the unclarity of traditional Seven of Cups depictions. Okay, today I will try to be aware of what fuels the decisions I make!
I am grateful for the reminder that irrationality can be hidden in seemingly rational places.