This blog is designed to explore the new Fairy Tale Tarot by Lisa Hunt. But since I LOVE to blog....I am sure I'll wander off into some other musings about fairytales!!

"The Fairy Tale Tarot cards are like gazing into that pool. They reflect different aspects of each of us. They illuminate or accentuate those parts of us that we seek, or deny, or just long to understand. The cards and the fairy tales they are based on, provide a framework for understanding self and the human aspects of life. And maybe the "not so human" aspects too....the spiritual. They are the water in the pool. Clear and shimmering, reflecting clearly and yet also bringing forth tiny glimpses of those wings. It is this aspect of the cards that called to me. I feel they have things to reveal to me and I am anxious to hear them "speak."

Monday, August 10, 2009

Daily/Weekly Draw Justice

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The Daily/Weekly Draw is a little activity I have only been doing for a couple weeks. So this week I'm using the Fairy Tale Tarot. It works like this...on Sunday evening I draw a card for the week. Or let's face it Monday morning if I forget. This card is recorded as the Weekly Card and I jot down a few ideas about the card's meanings and impressions. Then each day I draw a daily card and record meanings/impressions and also include how the daily card is related to the weekly one. At the end of the week, you can record if you had any repeating cards and other observations.

So this week, I drew Justice as the Weekly Card....justice, karma, balance. I sort of think the fairy tale message is..."Don't pretend to be someone you're not or you will come to a bad end." In the story, the Princess is betrayed by her maid, who then takes her place and pretends to be the Princess. After discovery, the maid is killed as punishment. There are a lot of "lessons" I suppose could come from the tale. "Loyalty is rewarded, betrayal is punished." "Do not put yourself above your station." "Good triumps over evil."

BUT when I thought about the lesson for the story.
"Don't pretend to be someone you're not or you will come to a bad end." just popped into my head. Its doesn't capture the betrayal aspect of the story...and yet it is a common human folly. This is an interesting card and saga...I only touch on it briefly here. One thing I thought during the story was.."Why, did the Princess do as she was ordered by the maid?" To get her own water and accept the deception so easily. Hmmm....perhaps another lesson to be learned is "Do not meekly accept someone else's reality." Yes this card will need much more exploration. I think I shall find some versions of the story and read them.


  1. Personally, the card itself troubles me. When I see justice, I do not think of vengeance for the Princess. Instead, I see poor Falada's head mounted on the wall, and I angrily think that it is she herself who deserves justice. Here, the poor horse is sacrificed because of her knowledge of who the goose girl really is. Even after she is beheaded and nailed to a wall, she still tries to help the Princess. In the end, because of this, the princess has a happy for Falada, what does she get? Nothing. Sorry for the ranting, it's just that the tale bothers me.:( Anyways, I love the idea of a weekly draw. I just might have to try that out myself someday.

  2. You that you mention it...that is sort of fact if the Princess hadn't have been so meek and hmmm perhaps even weak...Falada wouldn't have had to be beheaded. DO TRY the weekly draw along with the daily cards...even if you just do it one week a seems like it really builds connections between the cards.