Sometimes we face the world and it appears that we face disaster of various forms. These can look like poverty, depression, heartache, jobless, ill health: barriers and blocks of all shapes and sizes.
It appears we’re not free, but bound.
In the Tarot these are shown by The Devil card.
Here we have a creature made up of various parts: Wings, body, cloven feet. All parts to make up one grotesque whole. It’s dark and it’s dank. Two bound figures are his slaves.
But deep inside each of us is a voice which say’s that this shouldn’t be. A voice which proclaims freedom and provides the desire to attain it.
This is the Voice of the Fool in the Tarot.
In contrast to The Devil, this image is of morning brightness and sunshine freshness. A figure walks at the edge of life, knowing no fear. He’s youthful and carefree, knowing that his Will will be done: his desires will manifest.
The Fool has a deep trust in life. Whether this is in God or the Universe matters little. He pushes onwards and forwards, through the shadows which threaten those hemmed in the shadows of life.
We stand in the balance, poised between these two states. When we give up and give in we give away our power to something which we believe dominates us. And we feel the loss.
But take a minute to meditate on The Fool card. Take a thought that this figure represents you in your reality. Breathe in the Fool like the figure on the card breathes in the fresh air. Feel the sun warming you from your insides.
Take a stand on how your today and tomorrows will be. This moment a new change can take place. It might be subtle or it might be outwardly demonstrated in a terrific way. Whatever happens, it’ll be transformative.
The Fool or The Devil. It’s your choice which card you choose to frame your world with.