Ah I mean Dominion, or do I?
These are my Fab Foxes.
It’s been an epic lunar month in more ways than one. Completing four cards has been intensive but rewarding, though I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep up that pace. I suppose it depends mostly on the ideas keeping coming.
It was also the last month of The Year of The Tiger (and didn’t it go out with a roar!). Today is the first day of the Year of The Rabbit so Gung Hei Fat Choi to you all!
*Lets off a bunch of metaphorical firecrackers*
I had a good if somewhat dramatic Tiger Year. Certainly I have been blessedly lucky compared to many. Thinking of dear Sumina who lived through this awful cyclone last night! Love to you my dear!
Hoping for a calmer year this year and to get the bulk of my minor arcana completed…have a feeling these two aims might be mutually exclusive though, especially if I keep coming up with cards like this one. Given a choice between peace and creativity, I chose creativity, even if it means destruction as well.
These are two Tibetan dorjes crossed as recommended by Mr C. Symbols of thunder and of the generative power of the universe. A dorje represents the mantra Om Mane Padme Hum, which means the Jewel in the Lotus, refering to the sexual union that leads to all creation. The Fab Foxes destroy so that creation can take place. I call them Fab Foxes because I have been listening to the album of that name while painting them, though in fact they are Tibetan Iron Dogs.
Oh and the symbol at the centre is a Sri Yantra, also a symbol of Tantra. The triangles intersecting are male and female so that the whole again is a sacred sexual union. A Yantra interestingly, is the visual equivalent of a Mantra. Perhaps I could call all my cards Yantras.
Also born from the terrible fate of my dearest lovely chicken Inanna Banana (eaten alive by a fiendish black dog).
I wonder, what does it profit a person to gain the world and lose their chicken?