Reflections on the Archetypal Journey

A collection of archetypal images that resonate with phases in my life:

The Fool — Entering the World

Page of Cups — Learning The Way of The Heart

Page of Swords — Learning The Way of The Mind

Page of Wands — Learning The Way of The Body

Page of Pentacles — Learning The Way of The Soul

4 of Cups — Choosing What's Not in Front of You

The Hanged Man — That Which Holds Us Back

2 of Swords — Choosing Among Competing Ideas

6 of Wands — Triumphant Entry

8 of Pentacles — Working Your Craft

7 of Wands — Fighting Unseen Enemies

8 of Cups — Looking for What's Not There

The Hermit — That Which Helps Us Through

The Sun — The Birth of Wonder

7 of Pentacles — The Harvest of Your Labors

2 of Wands — Looking Beyond Current Riches

2 of Cups — Committment to Another

4 of Wands — Community Celebration

10 of Cups — Emotional Completeness

Why Tarot Cards?

The Tarot Deck is a collection of archetypal images. During the developmental phase of my life I was keenly aware of the archetypal energies I was encountering. I found that contemplating a picture that illustrated a particular energy made it much easier to identify that energy's influence, feel my connection to it, and consciously integrate that energy into my life.

As I was working through the pages in the Journey section of this site I noticed that many of the pages focused around a single theme. I also noticed the alignment of those themes with the archetypes illustrated in the Tarot deck, so I included the cards as a visual representation of what was going on. I further noticed how all those isolated experiences combined together to form a larger program of learning toward the goal of incorporating all these energies within my self and my life.

The images remind me of a time and place in my life. Times and places in my life remind me of the images. Linking them together allows the two processes to work together.