[D1] PORTENT: The Ignorant Fool:
Card of Fortune and Fate

Voodoo trickster, trifle with fate
Spin his wheel, take his bait
Crazy fool jumps around
So much noise, yet not a sound

A mercurial nemesis is thwarting
A stupid derelict is procrastinating

With his finger up his nose, drool dripping out his mouth, disheveled hair and a hand on his crotch, this idiot seems oblivious to the evil rays of fate emanating from the blackbird hovering over him. He is not retarded, we would have to pity him for that. He is just stupid and unaware. He is a dope, a dullard, a dunce, symbolized by the dunce cap on his pointed little head.

The blackbird symbolized evil forces. The lightning strike symbolizes the randomness of fate. By being ignorant, this fool does not control his fate. He does not even try. Whatever happens, happens. He may not like what fate befalls him (like a lightning strike) but because he does nothing about it, he takes whatever comes. He is a fatalist.

But we can see that a bad fate looms. We can call out to the fool to “look behind you” but he will just look up and say “huh?” He is an idiot.

The clubbed seal shows the dangers in being too innocent and naive in the world.

1 of [--] The Slow Beginning
1 of [ / ] The Dormant State
[D1/9] The Dark Abyss

Antonym: [A1] AUSPICE: The Cognizant Genius
Transonym: [D9] NADIR: The Desolate Corpse
Varonym: [Reverse] FORTUNE: The Innocent Virgin
Proxonym: >


Compare to The Numerical Tarot

Compare to The Seasonal Tarot

Key: [+] = Addition-Diamonds-Coins ... [X] = Multiplication-Hearts-Cups ... [--] = Subtraction-Clubs-Staves ... [ / ] = Division-Spades-Swords

[A] = Ameliorate Major ... [D] = Deteriorate Major

Antonym = Meanings that are opposite in an investive vs. divestive way e.g. [+] to [--], or [X] to [ / ]
Coronym = Meanings that correlate in a quantitative vs. qualitative way e.g. [+] & [X], or [--] & [ / ]
Transonym = Meanings that are equidistantly similar i.e. from the same sphere of influence, e.g. 1&9, or 2&8, or 3&7, or 4&6
Varonym = Meanings that are variable across a spectrum of possibilities that exists across antonymous cards in their upright & reversed states
Proxonym = Meanings that evolve seqentially across each suit from one card to the next

The Isomorphic Tarot by Guy Palm

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