Tuesday, October 04, 2011

10/4 good buddy



Today another turn of the cards. I really love this old Besançon deck.

The cavalier of cups -- the male jack of hearts -- sometimes called "the Christ card" by playing card readers, is a person who will be sacrificed, almost literally. "They shall look upon him whom they pierced" (John 19:37, quoting Zechariah).

In the middle is the four sticks, or four of clubs, which denotes mental and philosophical stability and equilibrium.

The trump on the right looms over the rest of the spread casting a huge shadow. Judgment -- "Juegmant" in the atrocious spelling of Jean Jerger, the woodblock carver -- is that moment that comes to all of us several times in our lives when all that mental stability and equilibrium get demolished, as we realize something very important that we had never thought of.

Click on the picture to enlarge, twice for actual size. Photo © Dave B, 2011.

2 comments:

Miss MoneyPenny said...

Who is going to get "sacrificed?"

Dave B, a.k.a. catboxer said...

I wish I knew.

It might not be a "who." It may be a "what."

But I think it's going to be a person.