May 25 is World Tarot Day, initiated by Den Elder in 2003. Here in Ontario, it follows on the heels of Victoria Day. Fireworks galore for both!
I imagine that many versions of Trump XXI, the World/Universe, could be an emblem for World Tarot Day. In his very good book, The Way of Tarot, Alejandro Jodorowsky makes an excellent case for this final Major card as a map of the entire deck. The dance in the mandorla is spirit/soul/consciousness/the Majors while each of the four creatures in the corners is one of the suits and its qualities. In addition, it’s the World…duh!
The tarot and I have been dancing together for almost 31 years and we’re still on very friendly terms. I’m continually fascinated by how many processes, philosophies, systems, and techniques can be partnered with this pack of friendly pasteboards. It’s contributed immensely to my own maturation, growth, and healing on many levels. It’s provided me with a career that I enjoy. It’s opened up the avenues of circle process, ceremony, dreamwork, archetypal psychology, goddess spirituality, deeper journal writing, and much, much more. As Mary Greer said to us the the recent Readers Studio, one can receive a superb liberal arts education if one follows the threads that lead out of the tarot. Wow!
So please join me as I raise a glass to the tarot, my dear companion, witness, helper, and projective wisdombook for more than three decades. Hip-hip-hooray!