Choose your card for the week of 4/6/08

Baseball season is here! The San Francisco Giants Opening Day is April 7, and in honor of their biggest fans—my mom and my brother—I thought I would invite you to choose your card of the week from the Tarot of Baseball by Robert Kasher and Beverly Ransom.

When making your selection, don’t worry about what the cards mean. Base your choice on the pictures—the stories they tell and how they make you feel. Let us know what card you chose. Post a comment!

Featured below are cards from the major arcana. The fully illustrated suit cards correspond with more traditional decks as follows: Bats = Wands, Gloves = Cups, Balls = Swords, and Caps = Pentacles. The court cards also follow the baseball theme: The Umpire, The Pitcher, The Coach, and The Manager.

Sadly, this deck is no longer in print, though there is currently one up for bid on eBay. A few used decks are also available on Amazon.
Tarot of Baseball, The Fool Tarot of Baseball, The Hanged Man Tarot of Baseball, The High Priestess

Tarot of Baseball, Judgement Tarot of Baseball, The Lovers Tarot of Baseball, Strength

Images from Tarot of Baseball is reproduced with permission from U.S. Games, Inc.

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4 Responses to “Choose your card for the week of 4/6/08”

  1. Kay Stopforth Says:

    I choose the Fool, the Rookie. Partly as I’m making a new start in lots of ways this last week or two, but also I’m a complete “rookie” as far as baseball is concerned! I really like the water in this card – usually the Fool is about to step over a cliff, but here it could go two ways – perhaps he’ll find the stepping stones across the water or maybe he’ll just get his feet wet…

    One new start I’ve made over the last week is a blog for the Quantum Tarot – and I do feel like an innocent stepping blithely into a whole new world (lets hope I don’t get a soaking!).

  2. Cathy Says:

    I always try not to look at the card name, so I can try to let the image guide me whilst not sub-consciously choosing based on the card name. I ended up with Judgement. Not sure why. It looks busy and overwhelming, which is a bit how I feel at the moment. Also it is telling a story, much more so than the other cards — there is a lot going on, it looks interesting.

    I don’t have a clue about baseball, by the way. Like most Europeans I just scratch my head. Last summer I went to a softball game and the whole time I just kept saying “What just happened?” when people screamed and cheered…

    Now I have to go and check the implications of drawing this card in the Rider-Waite deck…

  3. Susan Gold Says:

    Kay,

    I love your new blog and just added it to my blogroll. You may have the energy and the enthusiasm of the Rookie, but you are certainly The Magician with words. Congratulations!

  4. Susan Gold Says:

    Cathy,

    I don’t know much about baseball either–I might go to a game once every year or two. Mostly I enjoy being outside, eating ballpark snacks and socializing. I must say that I do like this deck, though! And that Judgement card does seem to tell an interesting story.

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