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7 Days: The Fool

The Fool from The Shadowscapes Tarot
The Fool from The Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

In exactly one week, I’ll be in New York helping set up the Tarot Media Company booth. I’ll be hugging friends and grinning like a cheshire cat. Today’s card is The Fool and it represents every bit of the energy I’ll be showing off next weekend. The Fool heralds the beginning of a new journey, a new start. Like the name suggests, this person has a brain ripe for filling up. They are enthralled with the world and the senses it brings. Everything is so shiny and bright that if the Fool does not watch out, they’ll walk right off the known path. What happens next, is only our best guess.

I love The Fool. Many Asian cultures refer to this state as “beginners mind.” A person is ready to be filled with knowledge, not judging, not creating a fantasy world where expectation can fail to live up to the reality of the situation. The Fool is a perfect way to enter the last 7 days of my journey. No expectations, no presumptions… just smiling and enjoying the world around me and allowing the experience of the moment to carry me to where I need to be.