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Tarot Card of the Day
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Pamela Coleman-Smith's artful rendition of an "innocent Fool" archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character -- a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.
In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable -- as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise -- that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills.
Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don't forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves -- and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves -- in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.
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Planet Pulse for Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Moon Phases by Jan Spiller
Moon in Libra
May 20, 2013 to May 22, 2013
Sun in Gemini
May 20, 2013 to Jun 20, 2013
Mercury in Gemini
May 15, 2013 to May 30, 2013
Venus in Gemini
May 9, 2013 to Jun 2, 2013
Mars in Taurus
Apr 19, 2013 to May 31, 2013
Jupiter in Gemini
Jun 11, 2012 to Jun 25, 2013
Saturn in Scorpio
Oct 5, 2012 to Dec 23, 2014
Uranus in Aries
Mar 11, 2011 to May 15, 2018
Neptune in Pisces
Feb 3, 2012 to Mar 30, 2025
Pluto in Capricorn
Nov 26, 2008 to Mar 23, 2023
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