One of my favourite ways to explore tarot cards and to record my Card of the Day is to write brief poems. I don’t do this every day, but as the Muse strikes. I most often use some type of syllabic structure in order to prevent too many extraneous words from slipping in. This is an enjoyable and surprising way to discover which concept(s) I really need to consider when a card comes up. Trump XVI, La Maison Diev (or Tower), made several appearances over the past couple of weeks. I jotted down a few short verses that came to me as I spent time with this illustration (from the Tarot de Marseille Millennium Edition by Wilfried Houdouin).
Here are two of the poems. The first is a cinquain, the second a haiku.
a voice of thunder
orders bullshit’s destruction
demands only truth
These make sense in the context of the two workshops I offered over the past week. Our work was to dissolve who we think we are in order to discover some aspect of the True Self AND to excavate old stories about ourselves that interfere with living in the present so we can function and move on. Thank you, Trump XVI, for the visual and poetic reminder that this is important work in these times.