COTD Leaps of Faith

Cotd for Friday, September 5, 2014 is from the Legend of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti 2009, Llewellyn Publications.

The Fool - Legacy of the Divine TarotThe Fool:  Above, beyond, and before the world, the Fool dances the Dance of possibility.  Time and space are his playthings.  He tips the hourglass and sets the sands of time in motion.  He tosses the cards and sets the world spinning.  Like his dog, we hang on for the ride.  ~Wald & Ruth Amberstone

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.  ~Shunryu Suzuki

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COTD – Reasons to Celebrate

Cotd for Thursday, September 4, 2014 is from the Legend of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti 2009, Llewellyn Publications.

Three of Cups - Legend of the Divine TarotThree of Cups:  There is an English proverb that says, “A joy shared is a joy made double,” which suits this card well, with its implications of friendship and celebration.  On the Legacy tarot’s Three of Cups we see a jubilant figure erupting from the sea, and although there is only one person explicitly depicted here, that figure is surrounded by several musical instruments, which implies an equal assortment of accompanying musicians. ~James Ricklef

“It isn’t great big pleasures that count the most, it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.”  ~Jean Webster

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COTD – Guilt Free Zone

Cotd for Wednesday, September 3, 2014 is from the Legend of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti 2009, Llewellyn Publications.

Nine of Coins - Legacy of the Divine TarotNine of Coins:  A beautiful woman holds out her arm on which is perched a bird of paradise; it is fitting symbolism for this lofty retreat, inaccessible to all but the privileged few.  From an arched balcony adorned with nine golden coins entwined in garlands, we overlook an uninterrupted panorama of the world beyond.  A storm has passed, and now all is calm and light.  Whether as our favorite spot on the real world or as a meditative retreat in our mind’s eye, this is our place of private solitude and escape, to be enjoyed at leisure.  ~Ciro Marchetti

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