Saturday, July 29, 2017

Seven of Wands - True Colors

Joie de Vivre Tarot Seven of Wands
Today’s card is the Seven of Wands from the Joie de Vivre Tarot. This card is about courage, persistence and standing up for yourself. Instead of the defensive character of the Rider Waite version of this card, here we see the aftermath of the battle. Beam, beaming with confidence and joy, has stood up for his beliefs and dreams and has shown the townsfolk, who want everyone to be like them, that it is okay and quit rewarding to be who you truly are. To show your creative nature, your own uniqueness; your true colors. He has taken off his greyish coat and is brave enough to show the colorful outfit he is wearing underneath. Even though it was a bit scary at first, he is so happy he has come this far.    
I wonder what he will do next. Will he come down to live among the townsfolk again; Inspiring them to live a more authentic life or will he turn around and search for his own tribe?

"I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow"
(Cyndi Lauper)


  1. I admire people who can show their true colors without fear. I think the way those colors are shown (fueled by anger or motivated by justice) can be a deciding factor in how those colorful people are accepted by others. Of course there will always be a few who will never accept anyone different from them...

    1. It is up to us if we let our fear of those few determine if we show ourselves to the world.
      I am quite a fearful person but somtimes I feel the urge to express myself no matter what. The trick is not to wait too long otherwise a bomb might explode...

  2. Nothing like being true to our authentic self.

  3. what amazes me is how hard people work to be different (tats on face comes to mind) and yet get mad if you look at them.
    beautiful art on this deck

    1. I suppose they are only different on the outside while on the inside they are still 13 in a dozen