Gypsy Palace Tarot (Nora Huszka, 2013).
only are there not Eight Wands in the image, there is also no sense of
movement or haste. Instead, we have a woman in a yellow dress adopting
an almost acrobatic pose. Her chest is draped over what looks like a
pile of soft pillows in lush colours. Meanwhile, her legs are supported
by another female figure who is blue and star-spangled, even to the
point of having stars for eyes. The main figure's big toe is supported
on a tiny ladder, the legs of which dig painfully into the blue woman's
foot. There is also a blue wolf wrapped around the main figure's head
and shoulders. Altogether, she doesn't look like she's going anywhere!
is a lot going on around her, and maybe that's where interpretations of
being busy might come in. Overall, though, if I read this intuitively
I'd be more likely to see someone finding balance under trying
circumstances, or gaining ideas and direction from their dreams (as the
blue figure makes me think of Nut, Goddess of the night sky and the
I can see myself in this figure today: a balance
of lounging around, and yet also feeling myself at a precarious tipping
point. While I really want to get on and finish up a work project that
is 99.9% done, today is Bank Holiday Monday. So, although I may fit in a
few sneaky paragraphs, the main part of the day is to be dedicated to a
play date with Big Boy's best friend from school. It'll be the first
time they've met outside the classroom, and also a chance for my Dear
One and I to get to know some other parents.
I am grateful for some more enforced rest time.