Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, July 15, 2014

feminist tarot

Quick post before work today. I dreamed of a vast flood and woke up to rain, storms are moving through for the next few days.

I used to have a solitary job in photofinishing that I did at home in piecework. While I hunched over a drawing table I played WGBH Boston and WBRU Jazz After Hours with Fred Grady. WGBH used to have a story hour with a reader–was it Robert J. Lurtsema? No, wait, Bill Cavness. He had a beautiful, sonorous voice. One book he read was The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams. You can read a review on Mary K. Greer’s Tarot Blog. It was kind of a Pagan’s C.S.Lewis.

The bookcover pictured is ‘A Feminist Tarot’ by Sally Gearhart and Susan Rennie. I love this book. My response to their interpretations of the images in the deck was that they were seeing the obvious, but that is not such a common gift. The Tarot uses the symbols of Western culture which are familiar to all of us who live and learn in the West. If you look toward the fall of patriarchy, The Tower is not such a bad card.

Time doesn’t stop, and it’s time to go to work. See you tomorrow.

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