|Greenwood Tarot, Ryan & Potter 1996|
The 5 of Wands from Greenwood features the Cerne Abbas Giant. Nobody knows why or when this figure was cut into a hillside in Dorset, but the first earliest mention of it isn't until 1751. It almost certainly isn't as ancient as it appears. And no one knows who cut it or why. Strange.
Potter has added some embellishments that reinforce the themes of the figure -- virility, fertility and power. The oracle card also depicts a powerful male figure, as a head emerging from a cauldron.
The questions that spring from these cards today:
What will give me this fiery drive today? How will it manifest? In what way can I ground and direct it, so that it is not wasted engine revving? What project or idea will I turn my attention toward? Or will it be a series of rapid, staccato tasks, buzzing through a to-do list?
How will I be assertive and authoritative today? How will I be a strong leader?
What fires me up?
What gets me excited?
What germ of idea or action will I fertilise today?
What lights a fire under my feet?
What do I need to bash with a big club?
And how do I keep all this raw male power from becoming overly aggressive?