Wednesday, 26 August 2009
What would you do if you were lying naked in bed and someone broke into your house? In my twenties, I probably would have charged out to tackle (or blind?) the offender. These days... well, I might just cower under the covers and hope they didn't see me.
I always thought that the fellow in the Seven of Wands has thrown on any clothes he can find, grabbed his weapon and raced out to defend the farm. After all, his shoes don't even match.
Then again, I haven't read for any people who've been placed under physical siege like that...
Maybe there's a more subtle meaning to the mismatched shoes, seeing that the majority of my clients who get this card are artists, not victims of farm raids.
Isabelle Radow Kliegman, in Tarot and the Tree of Life, writes:
'(The Seven of Wands) is the card that says, "I have the right to my eccentricities as long as they don't hurt anybody." As Alan Watts puts it so eloquently: "Everyone is entitled to his own weird." If I'm doing something that strikes you as very peculiar - back off.'
So, go forth, Tarot lovers! Fight for your own weird!
PS... Here are some great resources for those interested in connecting Tarot with fashion:
Did you know that over at Polyvore, people make collages of current fashion items and match them to tarot cards? Here's one that's all about the Seven of Wands:
Also, for those of you who like your Tarot in a bottle, there are five new fragrances from Dolce and Gabbana, each honouring a different Major Arcana card: