Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Aces Up! -- Pentacles

Call them pentacles, coins, or disks... but a circus runs on rings. Rings enclose and contain the acts (and are sometimes used by jugglers). This is the suit of worldly, material and financial matters, and the Ace finds our little circus off the road, and holed up safely in their sunny Winter Quarters. Here is where they regroup and regather themselves and their resources in preparation for a hard year touring that lies ahead. 

The ring around our lead clown's face is a gaming wheel from the collection of my late mother. How many of the classic comic-strip characters pictured do you recognize? 

Next Up: The Ace of Wands!

-- Freder