39 - Joker of Autumn
Playing Card Symbol Interpretation
In a card game, he can replace any card. Here, he will enhance the cards around it.
Artists Personal Symbol
The earth titled on its axis.
The earth is always titled on it's axis but during autumn we are on the side
of the tilt that is further from the sun. I feel that tilt as the days
noticeably shorten and summer fades to winter. Autumn is a time of
This joker is playing a joke and pretending to be a tree. He covered his
hands with leaves and is standing against a tree in an attempt to merge his
body with the tree trunk. In an attempt at camoflauge, he attached leaves to
his hat and shoes. The tree is in a myriad of colors as it displays its fall
Joker symbol (upper right) : Joker's face on a stamp.
A joker's head is cropped in the shape of a postage stamp. You never know
where the joker's face might show up.
Season Symbol (lower right): A leaf.
A photo depicting fall leaves completely covering the ground is cropped in
the shape of a leaf. Autumn is the time of year the leaves change color and
fall to the ground.
Autumn is the transition from summer to winter when the tilt of the earth's
axis changes so one progresses further from the sun and the length of the
days shorten bringing cooler temperatures. The temperature change causes
leaves to color and fall off trees.
This card represents that things might not actually be as they seem from a
quick glance. This joker is not a tree nor part of a tree. The leaves are
not falling from the tree because the tree is dying; the tree is changing
In a single card reading, this card can indicate there is more to the
situation than what is revealed by a first glance. Look deeper to see simple
details that might otherwise be overlooked.
When associated with another card, imagine the image on the other card
changes form slightly just as the leaves change color in autumn. Read the
card using the new form. If the card is one of a serious nature, consider a
meaning less serious as the joker likes to play jokes and obscure the truth.
Transition, change, more than meets the eye.
Main image is hard and soft pastels on medium weight paper. It was
photographed and cropped and compressed to fit the card dimensions using
Microsoft Picture It! Express 7.0. The globe and leaf are photos distributed
with Corel Wordperfect 10. They and the joker's head were cropped and added
to the card using Picture It! Express. The numbers and borders were created
and added also using Picture It! Express.
zannamarie resides in northern Idaho, far enough from the coast
that the winter storms are snow and not rain. She loves traveling to
photograph the colorful beauty of nature's artwork, and then sharing that
art with others. She is also learning to make colorful art with pastels and
colored pencils. She enjoys unusual oracles and has been known to toss
animal crackers for divination and then subsequently consume them.
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