Osho Zen Tarot (St. Martins Press, 1995). The deck's concept was created by Bagwan Shree Rajneesh, later called Osho, and was painted by Ma Deva Padma, who later also did the Tao Oracle, a beautiful depiction of the I Ching.
In this deck, the suits are titled fire (Wands), water (Cups), clouds (Swords) and rainbows (Pentacles), and each card also has a word or short phrase to describe it. Here we have the Page of Fire (Wands), titled Playfulness :)
A figure wearing a diaphanous, rainbow-hued clown outfit over a unitard
dances towards the right side of the card. Her head is thrown back, and
her arms stretch out, disappearing in bright sparkles. Her expression
under the clown make-up looks joyous.
I love the keyword of
Playfulness, mixed with the imagery. This Page may be clowning around,
but she's also passionately moved by what she's doing. Yet, instead of
simple intensity, there is also a light-heartedness to her attitude.
She is open to trying new things, unafraid of looking silly, delighting
in whatever experience life offers her.
of my plan for the day is to go dancing with faeries. So, I shall try
to adopt this Page's outlook and dive into the experience. Hopefully,
we'll be far enough from 'human civilisation' to avoid too much
I am grateful for the chance to seek joy in silliness.