Thursday, December 01, 2005

A wonderful real-life Tarot moment!

Circle Of Life

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Available on the soundtrack The Lion King

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give

In the circle of life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's the leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

� 1994 Walt Disney Music Company

Now I never found myself particularly into the Lion King before this year, but it seems the Lion King has stalked me, artistically speaking, already this year, as I have found artistic inspiration already in the characters, costumes etc.!
This picture represents one of our Gawith Villa clients (see also Gawith blog for further details).
In the Gawith blog, I did not allow myself to elaborate on the Tarot symbology, but on this blog I will allow myself "full rein", so to speak, and the metaphor seems appropriate, given the equestrian setting! lol
Note the Wheel of Fortune, already indicated in the song lyrics above.
Note also the 10 Shields (Pentacles) strategically placed to give the illusion of a "little Africa".
Now the Lion King himself - whom else could he represent but his majesty the King of Wands, in my Tarot, the "monkey king" or "real king of the jungle", for his control, assurance and also sense of humor!
Shez (almost unrecognisable in her "warpaint", like her magnificent mount Caspar, so-called for his normally "ghostly" appearance, now appearing as a zebra, after due checks for allergies etc.) rose magnificently to the occasion, demonstrating confidence, mastery and no little firmness in controlling her somewhat spunky steed.
Shez actually seemed to incarnate the idea of the "Lion King", or King of Wands, fully in role for the duration of the performance! Maybe because she also equates to a sidereal Sag., and her birthday comes up on the 9th of December... so if you want to send her birthday greetings on the Gawith blog, please do so! Maybe this also amounts to her real affinity with and genuine mastery of all things equestrian!
So, when I begin to immortalise this moment on canvas, as proposed, I shall also include the other inhabitants of the Circle of Life that visited us, such as a magnificent pair of pink galahs overhead, and of course the ubiquitous flies, ever threatening to get in the way of photo-representation! lol
P.S. Here I present my birthday prayer for her, as per the 4 of Pentacles (today's cyber-Tarot) - Shez, may your god Obatalah continue to go with you, and grant you many more wonderful 10 of Shields years! ;-))


Blogger mythosandbios said...

For me it is Tigers ... I have almost finished painting mine for my Strength Card ... and if I do say so myself ... he/she is a beauty à la Durga devi.

Remind me closer to the day to send Shez a birthday greeting on the blog.

Wonderful photo and equally wonderful idea.

7:54 am  
Blogger asgif666 said...

Did you spot the mistake in that post? Oops, "sidereal Sag." should read "sidereal Scorpio/tropical Sag.", but whatever her sunsign, she definitely has a very Sagittarian vibe about her, possibly more than a Scorpio! Actually today's cyber-Tarot in that 'clunky' RW derivative kind of reminds me of her and Caspar again! *drinks from long tall 'clergyman', i.e. Guinness, to the tigers!* Tigers, Lions, both work well with the totem song *I Am Woman*, as in *hear me roar*... Tigers or flies, either way, both honored with a tribute by Blake (and his Fly one in particular touches on a certain Circle of Life-type theme?) ;-))

4:25 pm  
Blogger asgif666 said...

P.S. You can also post her birthday greetings for the 9th of December now, by putting a comment on the Gawith blog, and dating it the 9th of Dec. as you post... just change the date!! ;-))

4:38 pm  
Blogger mythosandbios said...

If the date thingy starts to work again roar!!!!!!!!

2:49 am  

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