Osho Zen Tarot (St. Martins Press, 1995) follows the same lines, writ large!
Harlequin Fool wears diamonds in the colours of this deck's suits: red
for fire, blue for water, grey for clouds, and rainbow for, well duh,
rainbows. His undershirt is an innocent white, his trousers the green
of growth, and his boots the red of passion. Above him glows a
star-spangled night sky with a sliver of waxing moon. In the distance,
snow-covered mountains shine in the light of the rising sun, while below
him a river meanders through the valley between steep hills. As for
our Fool, he holds a pure, white flower in his hand, and has already
walked right off the cliff!
I'm not sure we can even talk of a
leap of faith, it's more of a gentle step, seemingly unaware that there
is apparently nothing there to support him. He is stepping out into the
unknown with absolute confidence and a song in his heart. Either that,
or he's taken way too many psychotropic drugs ;)
Despite the apparent craziness of his actions, I love this Fool and his insouciant air. He is full of the joy of life, a desire to experience, an openness to whatever comes his way, and the confidence to embrace new possibilities. While we may sometimes come down with a bump, what a ride! And strangely, that trust in life often seems to bring luck our way, providing a ladder where before there was none, guiding our steps so that we dance lightly through life.
Today, we have some friends coming round who may need this Fool's luck. They are off to New Zealand later in the week, with their three kids and a bump, based on his new job. It's not the first time they've moved across an ocean, but they've not had much luck with previous spots. Still, I hope that this time they will have a smooth transition, and find a place for their kids to grow up joyfully.
I am grateful for the surprises life throws our way.