Today I’m starting a new feature on Tarot Notes in which I share four versions of a particular Major Arcana card, and write a poem that takes us through all four versions. I hope you enjoy!
To simplify the process for myself, I am going to go in alphabetic order by deck. In this post, representing The Fool, we have the Ancestral Path Tarot by Julie Cuccia-Watts (US Games); Tarot of the Animal Lords by Angelo Giannini (Lo Scarabeo); The Animal Wisdom Tarot by Dawn Brunke, illustrated by Ola Liola (Cico Books); and The Animal-Wise Tarot by Ted Andrews (Dragonhawk Publishing).
by Zanna Starr
|Ancestral Path Tarot (US Games)|
Who will read the cards for me
On this sweet September day?
The psychic one,
The caring one
The one who starts with Nothing
And searches for Everything.
|Animal Lords Tarot (Lo Scarabeo)|
Will she, like the Badger,
Set out on a journey with me?
Leading the way? Following?
Quiet yet fierce.
|Animal Wisdom Tarot (Cico Books)|
Or will she, like the Coyote,
Trick me into straying too close
To the edge,
And in doing so,
Show me courage and wisdom?
|Animal-Wise Tarot (Dragonhawk Publishing)|
Wisdom or Folly?
Or a peculiar, clever, deceptive
Blend of both?