Carolyn's Introduction

This loving tribute to Tarot as Muse is a fundraiser for Ink People Center for the Arts, conceived by Kathryne DeLorme, Carolyn Ayres and Libby Maynard. The twenty-two images seen here have been made into a collectible Major Arcana Tarot Deck which can purchased online with Ink People or found at the following venues in Humboldt County. In Eureka, Humboldt Herbals at 300 2nd Street and the Sewell Gallery of Fine Arts at 423 F street. In Arcata, the Global Village Gallery at 973 H Street; Hair Unlimited at 1640 G Street and New World Water at 778 18th street The original art was exhibited July 7th, 2012 at the new Ink Annex, 47B West Third Street, Eureka, California.
For more information contact Carolyn Ayres at tarotofbecoming

Thursday, May 17, 2012

10. The Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune can be seen as a fork in the road of the soul’s journey.  Here the consequences of our choices come to create fortune or disaster because it’s up to us how we choose to perceive our reality.  If we see disaster then we will continue spinning in our illusions. If we choose opportunity and growth, we can sit in the center of the wheel, observe, learn and begin to flow with the cycle of events and take the first step of awakening to our Cosmic Self.
Key words: Karma/ Cycle of life and death/ Creation and destruction/ Cause and effect/ Opportunity                   

Frank  Speck              Wheel of Fortune

The theme: change, good and bad. The setting: Humboldt, between the Redwoods and the ocean. The time: twilight, between day and night.

The Wheel symbolizes the chance of perpetual golden opportunities, resting on the resources we have now, with the stumps representing fortunes past that have been made but now have gone.

The creatures aboard the wheel are monochromatic to signify a place between life and death. The rabbit in the ascendency represents good fortune, the snake being jettisoned, bad luck or evil. Atop the Wheel is, in my own personal experience, my most fortunate encounter, my ever-present companion – Bullet, an Italian Greyhound -- majestic, impartial, and a creature capable of unconditional love.

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