A young woman sits among the ruins of a temple. Three
silver cups stand nearby, while a fourth cup…made of gold with white
feathered wings, hovers enticingly near by.
The young woman holds in her hands, a labyrinth, a symbol
that she is on the path to understanding herself and her spiritual
goals, but she has a long way yet to go. The temple represents the
Oracle at Delphi, suggesting that spiritual enlightenment may be found
here, but she does not see it.
The silver cups are crudely designed, and speak of choices, goals, and
possibilities…their unfinished look represents her potential…not yet
Above the temple, clocks float in the sky…that suggest both a timing
issue, as she may be running out of time to make these choices…or a
thought that she is “Killing Time” by sitting here idly.
Above her head, A gold winged cup hovers like a bird. The gold cup is
Perfection, crafted of the very best material, but the wings make it
difficult to catch, as it flies just out of her reach. She has taken to
sitting there, contemplating her boredom, rather than pursue Perfection
in her life.
A choice of Stagnation. Boredom. Walking the long path of
enlightenment, but being weary and caught up in the details. An offer
that looks too good to be true. Waiting for good things to happen,
rather than pursuing them. Being Reactive rather than Proactive.
Apathy, Disenchantment. Needing a fresh approach.
This card was created as a diorama. Including some collage, doll
making, and sculptural elements.
Robyn Tisch Hollister is a Freelance Artist, Designer ,
Fortune Teller and Terrible Procrastinator who is the process of making
many decks…both oracle and Tarot. The only one so far that is complete
is her Minute Tarot, and that only because it was meant to be drawn
She is also the artist responsible for the Tarot of the Midnight
Masquerade, currently available in Limited Edition form, and seriously
behind in production.
Someday she hopes to finish something.
Go back to the project index, read the traditional card meaning, or get a free tarot reading with this deck.