The Fool Begins the Journey


Image:Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

You pick up the deck of cards, shuffle it and draw a single card from the deck. This card is one of the Major Arcana – Key O – The Fool. You find a comfortable space in your Hall and sit on one of the chairs placed against the wall.

Breathe deeply and fully. Relax your gaze and simply sit with the card. Open your mind to whatever impressions of what you are seeing choose to present.  The colors, the characters, the scenery… everything. Take as much time as you need.

When you have finished your exploration. you stand and walk back to the table and see that there is a book on it. It is called “A Walk Through the Major Arcana” and you open it to the page that contains information about Tarot Key O – The Fool. You begin to read…

” The Fool is either the most dimwitted of mortals or is the very essence of absolute release and trust in the Universe. There is no obvious fear nor worry in the fact that he is at the very edge of a cliff and even the nipping at his heels of the dog, does nothing to disturb his picturesque “posing”. I suppose the question to ask would be how he came to be in this place, what drove him to the “ends of the earth” and will he blindly continue moving forward falling to certain death.

One of the things I have always liked about this card is the utter unknown or unknowing that it conveys; and that the outcome is all of our own making. He is off on a journey, with no specific destination and where he finally ends up is a matter of his own WILL and faith. This card reminds me of the grace, balance and ease with which we should all move through life- not foolishly unmindful of what treachery may lay beneath, but with joy, confidence and the unquestionable knowledge that if we move with faith and a Divinely inspired Will, the Gods will be watching our back!”

As you think on these words, your own impressions begin to bubble up and interweave creating a deeper and more connected source of interpretation. You look at the page and see that as you think through your impressions, each is written into the book, filling the page and by no seen hand or pen. Your thoughts are literally transferring to this volume and your impressions are creating new paragraphs of understanding.

When you have finished, you pick up the book, read through all that is now written about this first Tarot Key of the Major Arcana. You smile, satisfied and very happy with the progress you have made. These thoughts and feelings move through you as the table, cards and book begin to fade and you find yourself once again in the dimly Hall, seemingly empty of furnishings. You look around, knowing that visual seeing is not the only way of knowing, and so this is also true of your Hall of Divination. You walk towards the door, gently push it open and return once again to your Temple of the Wise.

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About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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