My Tarot Trump: The High Priestess
This is *StarShadow*, aka James. I'm a regular at
Salem Tarot Page ... sort-of-kind-of. I haunt the Journal & Chat
Room now & again, but with none of my old valor. I've
been a Witch since the cradle, but only discovered
Wicca in the last few years. I enjoy a special
relationship with the Moon and my herb garden. I use the
Goddess Tarot for the majority of my readings.
I am a Boy, a Child. I don't like my age, but it's
the cold truth that no spell can change it (not
truthfully and permanently anyway.) But I have an old
I was raised by my Mother & Sister ... I am a
product of Women (and damn proud of it!). Over the
years I delved into more Feminine Mysteries (I was the
only kindergardner who knew what a Clitoris was).
I've communed with many Goddesses over the years as
Perhaps above all, I am misunderstood. People who
barely know me tend to pass me off as a Gay, Nerd, or just plain Weird. I don't care. The Crafts I practice are done in secret, like
most other things about me. A very few select
bosom-buddies know of my energies and attributes, and I
would give my life for any of them in a heart-beat. They're lucky.
So if you haven't already guessed, the card I
identify with is Wisdom/Sarasvati, commonly called the
High Priestess. She is the Virgin Daughter, the Moon
Goddess of Femininity & Mystery. In the Wisdom card,
Sarasvati sits on a lotus, floating in blue waters.
She shimmers in a golden light and smiles
all-knowingly. In her hands [four of them] she holds a
Book, a necklace of beads, and a Sitar across her lap.
Around the border of the card, swans & ducks dance &
The Book: I love books, plain and simple. Due to my
Virgoan nature, I have an inclination to learn, to
find things that I can do and practice. Spellbooks spill
off my shelves, how-to-do magazines provide a resting
place for the cats. I soak in all I can, and dash off
to do it. And I hardly ever forget ... the
knowledge I glean stays deep within me. I could tell
you 5 goddesses that represent anything you say in 5
minutes. Hah. Uggh...that was conceited..sorry.
The Sitar: I come from a long line of Artists.
Most of my uncles & grandparents are musicians [the
Harmonica, Piano, & Banjo are the highlights of our
talents]. My sister is a Writer, my mother a gardener
& sketch-artist. I myself am an Herb-gardener, Poet,
Pianist, and sketch-artist.
Not included in the card is the element of the Moon.
She represents dreaming, fine-arts, Feminine
Mysteries, and all elements of the
Wisdom/Sarasvati/High Priestess card. She is also my
surrogate Mother, my Guide and my Charge.
I record my Dreams & learn from them. I have since
I was a Child ... not knowing why, but I would
make a note of them & study them religiously. I do so
now; I've found that I dream most, and most
Positively, during the Waxing/Full Moon. That's common
knowledge, but it has special importance to me.
So the II. Wisdom/Sarasvati card is me, & I am Her
[though I'm a boy]. I hope this helps the future
generation of Tarot-Readers, Witches, and Pagans who
are searching on their path. Blessed Be.
Brightest of Blessings,
P.S. Oh, & I love Tori Amos \m/ Heh.