‘The hunger for meaning and purpose is nothing less than the human homing instinct — the Fourth Instinct — at work. But in the tangled maze of history, we have been sidetracked; in the long journey home, we forgot our destination. Indeed, we were told that it does not exist.’ Arianna Huffington.
The Tarot‘s Cards correlating to the Four Major Points Of The Compass are:
Ace of Pentacles = North
Ace of Cups =West
Ace of Wands =South
Ace of Swords= East
But where is ‘home’, beyond it being the people in your life?
‘There’s that feeling I get, when I look to the west’.’ Led Zeppelin.
‘My sun shall rise in the East, then shall my soul be at peace, ‘ Vangelis.
‘From all points of the compass flock’d birds of all feather.’ Source: Gutenberg. Org
From the beginning, we have been a migratory animal, in some parts of the world, more than others. Several cards in Tarot talk of home, rightly so, as it is a key ingredient of human experience, and a ruling perception. The Ace of Pentacles, Ten of Pentacles, Four of Wands, and Six of Cups all tell stories of a person’s home in a reading.
The Tarot’s Ace of Pentacles, which sometimes talks about food, money, or books, or bricks and mortar says, Earth itself is the nest, the Soul of Man is in the roots of the species. Below is The Ace of Pentacles from The Gilded Tarot, publisher Llewellyn, by kind permission of Ciro Marchetti.
2 thoughts on “Which Way Home?”
Loved this post. Is the Ace of Pentacles image from the Gilded Tarot?
I’m glad you enjoyed it, Carolyn, and thank you for pointing out I had left the caption off the image. It is indeed the Gilded Tarot. Lack of caption remedied now. Thank you for reading and commenting, it makes a blogger’s day.