OK, OK, I admit it, there was no Advent Calendar Day 1. Put it down to a lack of planning…well, put it down to the idea only just having occurred to me, just this minute, now…on Day 2 🙂
My cunning plan is to randomly select one of the many decks in my collection (and I have considerably more than 25 so plenty of choice) and select an equally random card from said deck as my Advent Card of the Day. Now to make things interesting, I won’t just be trotting out a
dull old deeply insightful interpretation of the card, I will be attempting to equate the card to a gift or some other Christmasy thingy. If I’m totally stumped, the interpretation will be “chocolate”. You are, of course, welcome to offer your own interpretations 😀
Since I have lots of other things to do and none of this involves actual, real chocolate, I can’t promise that I’ll keep this up on a daily basis, but I’ll do my best.
Without further ado, here are the first two cards. (You didn’t think I’d skimp on the first post, did you?)
From the Tarot Polski (which happened to be on hand for reasons that will become apparent on the TABI blog shortly), I have drawn Temperance.
Perhaps advisable for the festive season, it does not suggest abstinence (as if!) but the image definitely shows red wine colliding with water. I’ll take that as a reminder for me to temper the copious quantities of red wine with some water in order to avoid
hangovers dehydration. This is something I am quite bad at remembering, as it goes, and I do tend not to drink enough water (irrespective of wine consumption).
Oh dear, a bit more of a serious start than I’d intended. Here’s hoping for a more frivolous card for Day 2 🙂
Open a drawer and today’s randomly selected deck is….Eeny…Meeny…Miney…the Silver Era Tarot. The randomly drawn card for today is Nine of Cups. LOL You couldn’t make it up!
Oh dear, I think that perhaps I really ought to take care not to over-indulge LOL That said, the Nine of Cups is also the wish fulfilment card, so perhaps I will get my long weekend in Venice as a present after all. Failing that and being a bit more realistic, a few bottles of something nice definitely look to be on the cards 😀
So what do you think of my assessment of the first two Advent cards? Any other interpretations you’d care to share?
P.S. I will be doing this for real, on the day, for every post in this series. Absolutely, no advance planning or scheduling 🙂