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Writing Prompt July 17th: Arcana in the Tower

Greetings, everyone! I am Oloriel, and I will be stepping in to co-host the Sunday prompt with Yves. I hope we have a lot of fun and interesting writing together (as I am sure we will!). I would like to continue wildchild’s Tarot prompt until we bring the whole Major Arcana full circle, to a close. I really liked how the prompt was approached and run, hence why I would want to continue it.

As it was said already, Tarot is a great tool, and it can be used for practically anything. The strength of crude or minimalistic symbolism, depending on depictions, is a great inspirator for Art, through which we can often get a candid insight into how to approach our daily life or hard questions and matters that plague us.

The next card in the Major Arcana is The Tower.

What is the card about?

This card follows immediately after The Devil in all Tarots that contain it, and is associated with sudden, disruptive, and potentially destructive change.

It is a card that beckons, orders – a change, often through scary, physically strong events and happenings; a card that dictates action and disables one to revert back to the previous state.

The Tower is commonly interpreted as meaning danger, crisis, destruction, and liberation.

For me, this is a card of warning and possibility – create something new from something that ends in the will and limits of time alone. A change that must be, but should be for the good, with our power.

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*Image by TomScholes and can be found HERE

I am deeply both fascinated and honorful of one’s own interpretations, the feelings they get when they hear the symbolism, see images, hear the mere number and mention of this card (or any other card!), so forgive if my interpretations and the information I share a bit vague. As a practicing reader, it is hard for me to detach divination purposes from artistic purposes, and pinpoint one single sentence as if all souls are same.

Instead, tell me what you see in it? What does it associate you with, what does it mean to you? Does imagining it instill fear in you, or pleasure?

All answer to the prompt are welcome! Be it poetry, flash fiction, stories, quatrains or sharing of a personal tale.

Please tag your posts with MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, writing prompt, tarot card “the devil” and remember to link up by creating a ping back or link, and to link to Mr. Linky.

I am looking forward to reading your entries and I hope you have fun participating!

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14 comments on “Writing Prompt July 17th: Arcana in the Tower

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  3. taleweavering
    July 17, 2016

    You’ve offered up a good prompt and challenge to the writer. Nice to see you back at mlmm.

    • Oloriel
      July 17, 2016

      Thank you, I am glad you like the prompt, and I am really looking forward to reading all the entries!

  4. Chèvrefeuille
    July 17, 2016

    I have done a whole month on Tarot back in 2013 on one of my weblogs. It was a great month in which I tried to explain the divine Tarot.

    • Oloriel
      July 17, 2016

      I always love Tarot anything! Would you mind leaving a link to your weblogs? I don’t believe posts get old, and someone who might feel inspired or thirsty for more knowledge, can go ahead and read! 🙂

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  8. wildchild47
    July 18, 2016

    Welcome Oloriel 🙂 Or welcome back actually 🙂 I’m glad that you have some time to step in and give Yves a hand – it’s wonderful.

    This is a great prompt – and I really like your approach – fresh and dynamic and interesting. I’m sure this will continue to be a wonderful writing session and exploration for all kinds of creativity and engagement! And so happy sessions and sharing 😀

    • Oloriel
      July 18, 2016

      Thank you! I have a lot to fulfill to honor the beautiful way you used to weave this prompt week after week 🙂

      • wildchild47
        July 19, 2016

        oh thank you for the compliment, but I know you will put your own unique and vibrant touch on it – and it will be just as special and dynamic 🙂

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  10. julespaige
    July 18, 2016

    Mish mash…
    A Grojean segment:
    Within the ‘Drawing’ Room

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