In my youth I believed alcohol was a good friend. When I had three drinks in me I believed I was the life of the party. I'd even have my first drink at home so I'd have a head start on all that fun.
I'm reminded by this card the life of the party is a dangerous place indeed, and some of my actions I regret bitterly. And when I quit drinking but before I quit going to parties it was a revelation of just how unfunny and revolting a drunk is. But, it would be nice to loose a few of my inhibitions...
"Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water." ~ Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790
I'm working with the Haindl
Tarot this week, large German edition published by Lotos Verlag 2002, art by
Hermann Haindl. The suits are labeled Wands, Cups, Swords, Stones. Wands
represents Indian Hindu, Cups Celtic, Swords Egypt, Stones Native American. The
minors include I-Ching, the majors include runes, Arabic numbers, zodiac sign,
and Hebrew letters. All this has tried to create a one size fits all deck. I
ignore it all and go with the images, as usual. That said, the Haindl is one
of my top ten favorite decks.
Tarot opened previously closed doors to my own heart with it's merciless quest for the truth, nothing but the truth. They flay the soul and make me say thank you afterward. Each hour spent with my cards is a new lesson to be learned. Viva la Journey.