Card O' April 21, 2018


This week's card is the Six of Swords (Winds) from the Japaridze Tarot by Nino Japaradze—with text by Steve Lucas.

Six du Vents: 9.5"x5.5" gouache, ink and collage. 
"The theme of solution through escape is addressed in this card. A man equipped with artificial wings soars high above the earth. Below him are two distinct sections of landscape separated by a river—one side is depleted and barren, the other lush and verdant. It is not evident from which direction the man has come or to which direction he will proceed. But change is in the air."

Divinatory Meaning: "A change of scene or voyage, perhaps over water. Escape from conflict or danger. travel involved in the resolution of a problem. Sense of hope."

Hint: Get curious about what "voyage" might mean; although one might actually sail a ship, someone else my meditatively journey—all of it being a "voyage" or "travel." Also, why "fake" wings? (What does that mean?)
Hint: Consider time: a voyage might take a week, or rather, might happen in moments.
Crystals: Malachite, labradorite, amethyst, moonstone, aquamarine.
Herbs: Comfrey root and dried mint.