Friday, June 13, 2014

The Four of Wands: Come Join the Circus!

The Four of Wands is often defined vaguely in RWS decks as "Celebration," and more specifically in Thoth decks as "Completion." 

Both keywords can be (and are) applied to other cards in the deck: so I drilled down into the meanings behind them and came up with something common to both: Community. This allowed me to use a vintage base photo that has been a favorite of mine for well over a decade. This community of clowns doesn't just play together: as you can see, they all have instruments and make music together as a Clown Band. What's more complete than a Clown Band? What brings more celebration to an affair? I can't think of anything. When the clown band appears under the four poles of the Big Top, it is time to laugh and dance and sing. You've earned it.

-- Freder.