William Blake TarotA collage of two watercolors, this depicts an ancient bard playing his harp at a ceremony, while in the background a boy in a tree passes a nest of linnets to a girl below. The bard, a favorite figure of Blake's, represents the mythic poet-musician-prophet who speaks the truth (soothsays) about past and present, and can divine the future as well. With powers indicated by his starry robe, the bard is an intermediary between the worlds of matter and imagination. His eyes are closed as he looks within and muses upon what he sees with his spiritual sight. The children are innocently involved in their own musings as well; there is a sense of relaxation and play.
Four of Music (Musing)
The William Blake Tarot explores the mystical vision and artistry of the renowned English painter and poet. Through rich interpretations focused on creative undertakings, it has long been the deck of choice for artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. For more information about this deck, or to buy your own personal copy, go to www.blaketarot.com.