I had so much fun participating in the last Tarot Blog Hop, that I signed up again. This time the theme was given as “The Fire tends to All” and immediately I suffered a ’70s flashback moment with a mental blast of this…
(Kasabian have nothing on a man who wears burning horns on his head).
I was all set to ponder the Tarot connection when I was waylaid by another flashback in the form of Twin Peaks. I’m not sure that I’ve actually seen the film, but the original TV series was compulsory viewing on Wednesday evenings at the beginning of the ’90s. If you’re not old enough to remember it or you didn’t catch it, you missed some essential cult viewing of the ultra-weird David Lynch variety. Murder, a coffee and cherry pie obsession, the mad log lady, an increasingly impenetrable plot, the very scary Bob and the dream dwarf who speaks backwards, to name but a few of the delights, which begin with the theme music. I won’t post any clips here, but there are plenty in the usual places on the interwebs and you can get the series on DVD.
So, to the Tarot. Inspired by backward-speaking dwarf, I came up with a little top-down (backwards) spread for you.
What’s Hot: The heat above the flame (one card)
Where the Light is: The light from the fire (two cards)
What feeds the Fire: where the fuel comes from (three cards)
There are three rows of cards in the form of the elemental symbol for Fire. We begin with with the single topmost card for the main burning focus, two cards in the middle for what shines brightest in your life and three cards at the base of the fire representing the driving forces fuelling your life. What this spread highlights is that in order to obtain heat and light you need a a foundation of fuel – the more effort and energy that goes into a project or your life, the better the chances of a strong flame and even this will need tending in order to burn brightly. There is no point expecting to shine if there is no drive or energy at the root and, of course, the fuel needs to be of the right sort too. Damp fuel will, at best, just make smoke and at worst, refuse to burn at all, so ensure that your purpose is not…well…soggy.
I wasn’t going to necessarily do a reading here, but having chosen Emily Carding’s incandescently energetic Tarot of the Sidhe, it seemed rude not to:
My particular conflagration has The Elder (Hierophant) at the top, Dancer Four (4 Cups) and Judgement in the middle and the base cards are The Hermit, The Lovers** and The Sun. Phew! Powerful stuff. Almost all Majors and I really don’t know what to make of them just yet – I will have to have a long hard ponder*
Suggestions in the comments welcome
* That’ll be the Hermit then ;D
** The Lovers is associated with Beltane and it also happens to be the 20th anniversary of my getting together with my DH today
If you enjoyed this post, read some others in the Blog hop here: