The image above is a very unique take on the Fool, the archetype that takes the journey that we call the Tarot. I felt that this energy personified the ability to go into the holiday season with what I see as an open mind, and an open heart. This is a season that can be filled with great joy, and many opportunities, but it can also be a time that is quite stressful, with both professional and personal obligations.
How does the Fool handle this? Wouldn’t the Magician handle all of this a bit better? I mean, can’t he call in all of the elemental energy at his command and manifest at will? My thought is this … if we choose to work with (or channel, if you will) the energy of the Magician we would be setting ourselves up for a very bumpy ride! we would feel that we had the wisdom and the power to manifest all kinds of things. We would be running amok, not taking the time to set priorities, and not really stopping to deal with the changes that ife throws at us at this time of year.
There is another reason that I feel the Fool is a better fellow traveler for the 2012 holiday season – we are experiencing the vibrational changes of the ascension, and we need to take the time to acclimate to them. We also need to be able to tell the difference between stress from the holidays,and stress from acclimating to the vibrational/spiritual changes we are undergoing. The Fool can take a time out when he feels the need. He can take a step back to assess things, or take a step forward if he feels that this is what he needs to do, without exactly knowing why.
Bring your open, Foolish nature to this holiday season!
Image from the “Rainbow Travellers Tarot”, by Carmen Waterman, Independently Published, 2012.
(c) December 2012 Bonnie Cehovet