Poetry of the Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

As the wheel of life turns round,
sentient beings gather to watch
the encircling Goddess Fortuna,
spiralling in everlasting motion.
Blind to any justice in this world
she selects the fortunes of others
by revolving our lives endlessly,
drawing us to her horn of plenty.

No matter how Fortune favours
we can never escape our destiny.
Instead we must learn to adapt,
welcome the fickle finger of fate.
Bless each rotation of the wheel
where we meet our karmic debt.
She who surrenders to the flow.
She who endures dark and light.

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Poetry of the Tarot: The Hermit

The Hermit

Sat for years on a dark red sofa
in a magical cloak of invisibility,
the poet travels to interior cities
to find sound inside her silence.
Through each hour of quietness
she meets hidden storms within,
knowing they need to be visited
for her to witness true revelation.

Make no mistake this is a lonely,
isolating path through solitude,
where we leave the cover of ego
and honour our wisdom within.
As we reflect on the divine light,
we encounter enlightening love.
He who sees past life’s illusions.
He who seeks his passage alone.

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Poetry of the Tarot: Strength

Strength

In her wedding dress the maiden,
most beautiful divinity of nature,
encounters the wild beast within.
Peaceful strength draws us closer
to her timeless garland of flowers.
With nothing other than her love,
kind-heartedness and pure spirit,
her Shadow willingly surrenders.

Here inner bravery and fortitude
inspire the act of loving kindness
as she balances our fighting spirit.
Past rage she wakes us to insight,
finding power in taming our fury,
showing us how to love ourselves.
She who creates her own destiny.
She who assimilates love and fear.

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Poetry of the Tarot: The Chariot

The Chariot

Far away from the bright lights
the poet meets with the Chariot.
Holding no reins, only her pen,
she rides the muse of creativity,
harmonising darkness and light.
Complete with victorious laurel,
she has learnt to armour herself
and run down her wild enemies.

Underneath star-studded cover,
the poet moves from ego to soul,
allowing the Shadow to channel
her lively anger in artistic ways.
Deep within her changing heart
she becomes the Chariot herself.
She who has conquered the past.
She who lives the power of now.

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