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  • This is the beginning of a daily record of exploration of the Tarot as a guide to my own unconscious.

    What I will write here will derive from my own impressions and feelings as well any added insight from my growing knowledge of the literature of the Tarot

    Today, though, is the beginning. My knowledge and use of the cards is limited. Something of a blank slate, this.

    So - I draw The World.

    Such a satisfactory beginning. No restrictions are going to prevent my exploration. The world will be my oyster. A new and lengthy journey awaits, not necessarily a physical movement, but a traversing of my mind. Secrets will be revealed, insights will be gained.

    The card can signify completion. The end of a journey. Well, I lived a long life with some trials and some - more I would say - accomplishment and happiness. I already sense that shift in outlook that comes when the concerns and ambitions of youth and middle age fall away and a more considered view of the what life actually offers makes itself clear. I would consider that in itself to be a journey completed, or at least nearing completion, and a most enlightening journey it has been.

    With that, I shall cease this first entry.

    More will come.

    Almost.

    I am intrigued by the four heads at the corners of the card, human, bird of prey, bull and lion. Lion for Lionheart? Perhaps. And I gaze across the world at the human head, a young head by the looks of it. Yes, my journey symbolized there. On one side the bull, the other the eagle. Well, I have acted violently and blindly and I have flown above many things. Yes, these make sense.

    Now,

    More will come.
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