Wicca Moon Tarot. To me, it's an ideal deck for this time of year, very atmospheric, nature-centred, full of leaves and trees and images of people wearing pointy witch's hats. Plus, it has a pumpkin and a black cat on the cardbacks!
Today's card is The Fool. It's quite a departure from the RWS Fool. Instead of a jester type stepping blithely off the edge of a cliff with his little dog trying to warn him to watch out, here we have a pointy-eared bloke in a camouflage cagoule, holding a shovel over his shoulder and wearing a panama hat and shades. He stands on a hill made of lilies and crystals, and his companions are a fox and a crow. He holds a pink-tinged lily in his hand instead of a white rose.
For some reason, this guy makes me think of a grave digger. It's surely the shovel combined with the crow, the bare, icy trees, the dark night and the lilies. Come to think of it, that's a lot of reasons. Now, what does a grave digger have in common with the Fool?
Well, both are associated with the beginning of an important spiritual journey into the unknown, a journey that does not have a true set progression nor finite outcome. That's a profound enough connection for me on a Saturday morning, having gone to bed at 3.45 AM and gotten up at 4.50 AM. I hope I get a nap later this morning. This sleeplessness is going to do me in.